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The Pre-Health Professions Certificate provides majors outside of the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) access to the courses required to complete health professions prerequisites. Click here to download the complete certificate checklist for non-science majors.

Please Note: These policies and procedures are for students seeking their degree under the 2016-2018 catalog ONLY. If you are seeking your degree under a different catalog, please refer to the menu bar to the left for your specific policies and procedures. If you are unsure of what catalog you are under, please refer to our FAQ's.


Students outside CNS must apply for the Certificate during or after completing the following qualifying courses with B- or better grades: 

  • CH 301 or CH302
  • One from: SDS 302, M 408C, M 408K, M 408N, M 408R

 

Once you have completed these courses with at least a B- or are currently taking these courses and you would apply to be admitted to the Certificate.

 

Please submit the required application for admission into the Certificate program.

 

To be admitted for the Spring 2018 semester, the application deadline is December 1st.

 

Once admitted, the Certificate can be completed by finishing 18 hours from one of the following areas of health professions Lower Division coursework.

Although upper division courses are not required to earn the Pre-Health Professions Certificate, in some instances it is necessary to count upper division pre-health pathway coursework. For example, if your health profession does not require Physics, or only requires 4 hours of Physics, you may substitute upper-division Biology and/or Chemistry courses to fulfill the 18 hours of science required for Certificate completion.

Completing the Lower Division coursework in Biology & Chemistry for your desired pre-health pathway, will allow you to proceed with the Upper Division pre-health requirements:

 

Pre-Dental Preparation

 Lower Division: Biology: BIO 311C, 311D, 206L, Chemistry: 204; Physics 302K*, 102M, 302L*, 102N

 Upper Division: Biochemistry: BCH 369; Biology: BIO 320***, 325, 326R**; Chemistry: CH 320M, 320N, 220C

Pre-Medical Preparation

 Lower Division: Biology: BIO 311C, 311D, 206L, Chemistry: 204; Physics 302K*, 102M, 302L*, 102N

 Upper Division: Biochemistry: BCH 369; Biology: BIO 320***, 325; Chemistry: CH 320M, 320N, 220C

Pre-Occupational Therapy Preparation

 Lower Division: Biology: BIO 311C, 311D, 206L; Statistics & Data Sciences: SDS 302;

 Physics 302K*, 102M

 Upper Division: Biology: BIO 325, 446L, 365S, 165U

Pre-Optometry Preparation

Lower Division: Biology: BIO 311C, 311D, 206L, Chemistry: 204; Physics 302K*, 102M, 302L*, 102N

Upper Division: Biochemistry: BCH 369; Biology: BIO 325, 226L, 326R**, 446L, 365S, 165U; Chemistry: CH 320M, 320N, 220C

Pre-Physical Therapy Preparation

Lower Division: Biology: BIO 311C, 311D, 206L, Chemistry: 204; Statistics & Data Sciences: SDS 302, Physics: PHY 302K*, 102M, 302L*, 102N

Upper Division: Biology: BIO 325, 446L, 365S, 165U

Pre-Physician Assistant Preparation

Lower Division: Biology: BIO 311C, 311D, 206L, Chemistry: 204; Statistics & Data Sciences: SDS 302; NTR 306

Upper Division: Biochemistry: BCH 369; Biology: BIO 320***, 325, 226L, 326R**, 344***, 446L, 365S, 165U; Chemistry: CH 320M, 320N, 220C

Pre-Pharmacy Preparation

Lower Division: Biology: BIO 311C, 311D, 206L, Chemistry: 204; Statistics & Data Sciences: SDS 302; Physics: PHY 302K*, 102M

Upper Division:  Biology: BIO 325, 226L, 326R**, 446L, 365S, 165U; Chemistry: CH 320M, 320N, 220C

Pre-Veterinary Preparation

Lower Division: Biology: BIO 311C, 311D, 206L, Chemistry: 204; Physics: PHY 302K*, 102M, 302L*, 102N;

Upper Division: Biochemistry: BCH 369; Biology: BIO 325, 226L, 326R, 344***; Chemistry: CH 320M, 320N, 220C; Statistics & Data Sciences: SDS 321 or 328M

 

Special Notes:

*A completed calculus-based physics sequence may substitute for the purposes of the certificate

** BIO 326M may substitute for BIO 326R

*** Course may not be required for all schools. Be sure to check with the Health Professions Office as well as the professional schools you plan to apply to.

 You should always refer to Health Professions Office for the most up to date health profession prerequisites.