The Premedical Certificate Program is a non-degree-program designed for a select group of academically talented, highly motivated college graduates who do not have a science background. In just 15-24 months, students can complete the science course work required to apply for admission to medical, dental, optometry, veterinary science, podiatry, physical therapy, physician assistant, or other allied health schools. This program, which is offered at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is flexible in terms of scheduling courses, and students that need to work may enroll as part-time students.
Penn State Behrend has an active health professions committee that has assisted students get placed into many professional schools. The courses you take at Penn State provide excellent preparation for the health care professions.
The program consists of approximately 40-42 credits of science courses in general biology, general and organic chemistry, and physics, all including labs, and a seminar class in Medical Professions. These courses can be completed in four semesters; it may take less time depending on the science courses you may already have taken. Also available are upper-level courses in biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, immunology, and anatomy. These are all regularly offered undergraduate courses taught at Penn State Behrend.
(Courses may include MICRB 201/202 or 4004level courses in BIOL, B M B, or MICRB)
Please contact the Penn State Behrend Financial Aid Office at (814) 898-6162 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss financial aid opportunities for the Premedical Certificate.