Courses in the Program
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medicine
The core curriculum represents a logical sequence of science courses necessary for application to medical and other schools of advanced health studies. Nevertheless, the post-baccalaureate program is flexible and tailored to suit each student's specific goals and background.
Individuals taking all of the basic science courses (labeled with an asterisk in the list below) will usually spend two years (four semesters) completing the program. For those taking fewer courses, less time may be required.
Post-baccalaureate candidates may elect to take only the courses they require to achieve their goal; however, a Certificate of Completion will be awarded only to those students completing a minimum of 24 credits in science subjects, and achieving a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or above.
- BMS 130AB General Biology with lab (5,5) *
- BMS 140AB General Chemistry with lab (5,5) *
- BMS 210AB Organic Chemistry with lab (4,4) *
- PHY 250 General Physics I with lab (4) *
- PHY 251 General Physics II with lab (4) *
- MTH 230 Calculus I (3) *
- MTH 231 Calculus II (3) *or UPH 502 Principles of Biostatistics (3)
- BMS 300 Biological Chemistry with lab (4)
- BMS 302 Cell Biology with lab (3)
- BMS 310AB Anatomy and Physiology with lab(4,4)
- BMS 320 General Microbiology with lab(3)
- BMS 401 Pharmacology (4)or PAS 330 Clinical Pharmacology I (2)and PAS 331 Clinical Pharmacology II (2)
- BMS 410 Human Genetics (3)
- BMS 450 Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research (1)
Participation in the Charles Drew University MCAT Preparation Course is required. In addition, test-taking seminars are scheduled throughout the year and are designed to reduce test-taking stress as well as to raise scores.