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Preprofessional Programs


If you have questions about the program, please contact premed@american.edu or make an appointment with Dr. Arneson via our 24-Hour Online Appointment Scheduler.

Mailing Address:
Dr. Lynne Arneson,
Premed Programs Coordinator
American University, Hurst 111
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016-8007
Phone: 202-885-2186
Fax: 202-885-1752

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate


Interested in a career in health care? We are here to help you prepare!

American University's Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program offers premedical coursework taught by outstanding professors in small classroom settings, as well as 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.

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

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.