University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Undergraduate Certificate in Pre-Health Professions Studies

The Pre-Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate is designed so that students who have already have a Bachelor of Science degree or who are pursuing a degree in another field of study can pursue the courses required for medical, dental, veterinary, and other health professions schools.  The certificate can be pursued in conjunction with a first or second degree, or as a stand-alone certificate. A minimum overall GPA of 3.5 is required for acceptance into this certificate program and a minimum average GPA of 3.5 in the certificate coursework is required for awarding the certificate.

Degree Plan

BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
BIOL 1306
BIOL 1108
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
BIOL 3320Genetics3
BIOL 3314Molecular Cell Biology3
CHEM 1305
CHEM 1105
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
CHEM 1306
CHEM 1106
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
CHEM 2324
CHEM 2124
Organic Chemistry
and Lab for Organic Chemistry 2324
CHEM 2325
CHEM 2125
Organic Chemistry
and Lab for Organic Chemistry 2325
CHEM 3330Biochem I:Struc & Function3
CHEM 3332Biochem II: Metabol & Bioenerg3
MATH 1508Precalculus5
STAT 1380Statistical Literacy3-4
or STAT 2480 Elementary Statistical Methods
PHYS 1403
PHYS 1404
General Physics I
and General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
RWS 1301
RWS 1302
Rhetoric & Composition I
and Rhetoric & Composition 2
Total Hours58-59

The course requirements may vary by specific professional school or program and it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the obligations of their particular school of interest.  The certificate requirements can be modified, within reason and at the discretion of the program director, to best meet the needs of the student and the programs that they will apply to.