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Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate

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The program offers premedical coursework taught by outstanding professors in small classroom settings, in-depth one-on-one advising, and a supportive atmosphere to help you on your way. Whether you are changing your career or wish to strengthen your credentials, we invite you to explore what the AU Post-Bacc Program can offer.

Current students range from new college graduates to older professionals pursuing a new career path. Each student finishes the program with a composite letter of evaluation, which can be sent to health professional schools along with individual letters of recommendation.

The program prepares students to apply to health professional schools or advanced degree programs in:

  • medicine (MD or DO)
  • dentistry
  • veterinary medicine
  • podiatry
  • pharmacy
  • optometry
  • physician assistant
  • physical therapy
  • nursing
  • and others

Frequently Asked Questions

We require completion of the online application as well as official transcripts from every college and university you have attended.

We do not require standardized test scores, but you may forward them if you'd like.

Yes, you may retake classes at AU. Depending on the class, however, you are usually better served by taking upper level classes rather than repeating a class. It is best to speak with the premedical adviser before repeating a class.

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Please note: this program does not prepare students for a particular profession or occupation, but rather for further studies in medicine or related fields.

Program Costs*

2014-15 Cost per Credit Hour $1417, undergraduate classes
$1526, graduate classes
Estimated tuition and fees to complete certificate
(Based on completion of a minimum of 24 credits)
$34,008 - $36,624
Estimated cost of texts and supplies per class $100
Lab Fees $100 per course

*Tuition and fees (and costs of texts, supplies, and meal plans) are subject to change.