Post-Baccalaureate Program in Pre-Medicine

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Pre-Medicine

Admissions Requirements


To apply for an undergraduate or certificate program in the College of Science of Health, prospective students must complete the Application for Undergraduate Studies.
Candidates may also apply online.

The Department of Health and Life Sciences conducts a comprehensive review of all applications for certificate admission, involving an academic review and evaluation of personal achievements and life challenges.

In addition to the application, the following items must be submitted according to each program. Please note that an incomplete application file may delay its processing.

Matriculation Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended and minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • College of Science and Health admissions application and $35 application fee.
  • Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from an academic source with letterhead, date, and signature.
  • Completion of Math placement exam.
  • Passing score on Biology and/or Chemistry placement exams or completion of CHM 100 and/or BIO 100 (or equivalent) with grade of “B” or better.


Application filing periods 
The Life Sciences program starts only once every year in the Fall semester. The date below is a recommended deadline; however, the program offers rolling admissions and applications are considered until the class is filled.

March 1      (Priority Deadline:  December 1)

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at or at (323) 563-4838. 

Click here for instructions on how to apply for admission and to request an application package.

Fees, Tuition, and Estimated Student Budget 

We are committed to helping students finance their education; the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships works closely with all students who need financial assistance. A financial aid award generally consists of a combination of scholarships and grant money from CDU and other sources, low-interest loans, and a work-study job during the academic year.

We recommend that you take the initiative to research the wide range of scholarship opportunities sponsored by outside organizations. Every year thousands of dollars go un-awarded because students are not aware of these resources.

College-bound students who plan to major in science, math, and engineering fields will benefit from the HyperAid database that provides information on academic programs, financial aid, internships, and fellowships available at colleges and universities across the country.

For more information about financing your education, contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at or  (323) 563-4824. 


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