The Post Baccalaureate Undergraduate Pre-Health Professions Certificate is designed so that students who have already graduated can return to The University of Texas at El Paso and take courses required for medical, dental, veterinary, PA, and Pharmacy schools. Students majoring in non-STEM disciplines could also complete the course work required for medical, dental, veterinary, and PA schools while completing their baccalaureate degree. A minimum GPA score of 3.5 is required for acceptance into this certificate program.
The course requirements for medical, dental, and pharmacy schools are the same (59 semester hours):
|BIOL 1305/1107||General Biology||3|
|BIOL 1306/1108||Organismal Biology||3|
|BIOL 3314||Molecular Cell Biology||3|
|CHEM 1305/1105||General Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 1306/1106||General Chemistry (C)||3|
|CHEM 2324/2124||Organic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 2325/2125||Organic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 3330||Biochem I:Struc & Function||3|
|CHEM 3332||Biochem II: Dynam & Bioenerg||3|
|MATH 1508||Precalculus (C)||5|
|STAT 1380||Descriptive & Inferential Stat||3-4|
|or STAT 2480||Elementary Statistical Methods|
& PHYS 1404
|General Physics I (C)|
and General Physics II (C)
|or PHYS 2420/2421||Introductory Mechanics|
& RWS 1302
|Rhetoric & Composition I|
and Rhetoric & Composition 2
The requirements for Pharmacy also include MICR 2340 General Microbiology and MATH 1411 Calculus I. The requirements do not include CHEM 3330 Biochem I:Struc & Function and CHEM 3332 Biochem II: Dynam & Bioenerg- biochemistry courses.
The course requirements for veterinary and PA schools vary according to schools. The certificate would be modified for students preparing for these two programs. Students entering the program may have completed part of the requirements; therefore, each student will receive an individually designed pre-med certificate.