Biology Programs

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical

This certificate program is designed for students who are not seeking a degree, but who want to prepare for admission to medical school. Medical schools generally expect their applicants to have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree along with the four years of science courses required for this certificate.

Thirty-seven total credit hours are required. A student is eligible for a certificate if at least one half (18 credit hours) of the courses are completed at Xavier University with a minimum grade point average of 3.000. Interested students should consult with the chair of the Health Sciences Committee or the Coordinator of Pre-Professional Health Advising.

The required courses are:

General Biology I & II  (BIOL 160-163):  10 credit hours

College Physics I & II (PHYS 160-163):  8 credit hours

General Chemistry I & II (CHEM 160-163): 8 credit hours

Organic Chemistry I & II (CHEM 240-243): 8 credit hours                                                                                                      

Biochemistry (BIOL 440  or  CHEM 440): 3 credit hours

Important advising note: Most medical schools also require undergraduate courses in Calculus, Psychology, Sociology and English composition for admission.