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Overview

If you already hold an undergraduate degree and are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field, then the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical certificate program may be ideal for you. Enabling you to enhance your existing academic record by completing pre-medical courses, this innovative program prepares you to successfully apply to a medical, dental, osteopathic, veterinary, physician assistant, nursing, physical therapy, or other program. With a foundation at Northeastern, you will be prepared for success in your graduate program.

Designed for students who require all or most of the basic pre-medical courses, or students who want to re-take courses they previously have done poorly in. This program offers one-on-one advising, tutoring, success coaching, and other academic support services to support you along the journey to a career in the medical field.

Note: To receive a certificate, students are required to successfully complete 8 of the courses below (with labs) here at Northeastern University.

Curriculum

General Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical General Requirements

Students should check with the school(s) and programs of their choice to determine which courses they need to apply for admittance.  Additional work in biology, the behavioral sciences, clinical experience, or research experience may be recommended by different schools. 

Required Courses:

Complete at least eight of the following:

Mathematics

MTH 2100 - Calculus 1 
3.00 
MTH 2105 - Calculus 2 
3.00 
MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 
3.00 
 

Biology

BIO 1100 - Principles of Biology 1 
3.00 
BIO 1101 - Lab for BIO 1100 
1.00 
BIO 1200 - Principles of Biology 2 
3.00 
BIO 1201 - Lab for BIO 1200 
1.00 
BIO 2100 - Microbiology 
3.00 
BIO 2101 - Lab for BIO 2100 
1.00 
BIO 2300 - Cell Biology 
3.00 
BIO 2500 - Genetics and Molecular Biology 
3.00 
BIO 2501 - Lab for BIO 2500 
1.00 
BIO 3100 - Biochemistry 
3.00 
BIO 3101 - Lab for BIO 3100 
1.00 
BIO 1600 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 
3.00 
BIO 1601 - Lab for BIO 1600 
1.00 
BIO 1700 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 
3.00 
BIO 1701 - Lab for BIO 1700 
1.00 
 

Chemistry

CHM 1100 - General Chemistry 1 
3.00 
CHM 1101 - Lab for CHM 1100 
1.00 
CHM 1200 - General Chemistry 2 
3.00 
CHM 1201 - Lab for CHM 1200 
1.00 
CHM 2110 - Organic Chemistry 1 
3.00 
CHM 2111 - Lab for CHM 2110 
1.00 
CHM 2200 - Organic Chemistry 2 
3.00 
CHM 2201 - Lab for CHM 2200 
1.00 
 

Physics

PHY 1200 - Physics 1 
3.00 
PHY 1201 - Lab for PHY 1200 
1.00 
PHY 2200 - Physics 2 
3.00 
PHY 2201 - Lab for PHY 2200 
1.00 
 

Psychology

PSY 1100 - Foundations of Psychology 
3.00 
 

Students must take 8 of the courses (including corresponding labs) listed below to receive a letter packet.

Students must take 10 of the courses (including corresponding labs) listed below to receive a committee letter.

  • BIO 1100/BIO 1101 Principles of Biology 1
  • BIO 1200/BIO 1201 Principles of Biology 2
  • BIO 2300 Cell Biology
  • BIO 2500/BIO 2501 Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • BIO 3100/BIO 3101 Biochemistry
  • CHM 1100/CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1
  • CHM 1200/CHM 1201 General Chemistry 2
  • CHM 2110/CHM 2111 Organic Chemistry 1
  • CHM 2200/CHM 2201 Organic Chemistry 2
  • CHM 2300/CHM 2301 Analytical Chemistry
  • PHY 1200/PHY 1201 Physics 1
  • PHY 2200/PHY 2201 Physics 2

For more information on requirements for the Committee Letter, please go to: https://undergraduate.northeastern.edu/prehealth/applying/prehealth-requirements/committee-letter-requirements/ and review the “Post-Bacc Students” tab.

Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:

  • Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
  • Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
  • Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.

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Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Elizabeth Zulick
Assistant Teaching Professor

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.

  • $1.6K Cost Per Course