2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Med Studies Core Certificate

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Program Description:

Wright State University’s Pre-Health Program offers the highly motivated, dedicated student intent on a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or other related profession a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies. The certificate program offers two options: (A) a two-year Core Studies option and (B) a one-year Advanced Studies option. The certificate program provides the opportunity to study the sciences and to prepare for entrance into competitive medical schools and other professional programs in the health sciences.

Student Performance

No grade lower than a C in any course will count toward the certificate. No more than one C in any course will count toward completion of the certificate.

Resource Coordination

The Post-Bac Certificates in Pre-Medical Studies will be administered through the advising office of the Pre-Health Program in the College of Science & Mathematics. In coordination with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of the Registrar, students will be accepted as certificate-seeking students.

Special Program Features:

  • Personalized, one-on-one advising and support
  • Customized program of study to meet requirements of specific health professional schools
  • Volunteer and research opportunities
  • Federal Financial Aid available to those who qualify
  • Comprehensive letter of recommendation written by the Pre-Health Advisor for those who complete the program
  • Certificate of Completion awarded with successful completion of the program
  • Full-time and part-time enrollment is acceptable

Admissions Requirements:

To enter the program, a completed certificate application and transcript(s) from a regionally accredited university must be sent for review by the Pre-Health Advising Office. Accepted applicants will attend an orientation and set up an appointment with the Pre-Health Program to develop a course of study.

Successful applicants will have certain qualities, including:

  • an overall GPA of 3.00 in the last 90 semester hours or overall
  • previous exposure to the profession through volunteer work, shadowing or employment in a related field
  • demonstrated ability and work ethic to succeed academically
  • self-awareness, self-motivation and independence

Option A (Core Studies): Designed for the “career changer” who has a bachelor’s degree with little or no previous coursework in the sciences, an excellent academic record and a clear understanding of the chosen healthcare profession.

Option B (Advanced Studies): Designed for students who have completed the basic sciences but need to complete additional advanced science courses to strengthen their science GPAs and knowledge in the biomedical sciences.

For additional information:

Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 0 Hours

II. College of Science and Math Core Requirements: 18 Hours

III. College of Science and Math Electives: 30 Hours

30 credits selected from the following courses:

IV. Related Course Requirements: 6 Hours

6 credits selected from the following courses:

V. General Elective: 6 Hours

Total: 60 Hours


  1. At least 45 credits of these requirements must be earned at Wright State University.
  2. A grade C or better must be earned in each Wright State course used to satisfy these requirements.

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