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Health Sciences

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

This program enables college graduates to fulfill the admissions requirements of many Post-Baccalaureate Health Professional programs, including medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, veterinary science, and physical therapy; It is intended primarily for those with bachelor's degrees in fields other than science, as well as those with a minor in a science field. All students will pursue an individualized plan of study based on their prior preparation and education plans.
The Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Health Sciences/Pre-Health Professions is not an easy undertaking. Nor is it a fast way around the fundamentals required for a student to attain a health career. Mercyhurst University offers the academic program and certificate to encourage students who have undergraduate backgrounds in Behavioral Science, Humanities, and other fields to pursue their dreams of becoming outstanding students and practitioners of the health professions.

    • BIO 120/121: Human Biology and Lab
    • BIO 125: Medical Terminology
    • BIO 142/143: Cell Biology and Lab
    • BIO 146/147: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Lab
    • BIO 200/201: Microbiology Biology and Lab
    • BIO 310/311: Genetics and Lab
    • CHEM 121/122: General Chemistry I and LabĀ 
    • CHEM 131/132: General Chemistry II and Lab
    • CHEM 240/241: Organic Chemistry I and Lab
    • CHEM 242/243: Organic Chemistry II and LabĀ 
    • CHEM 331/332: Biochemistry I and Lab
    • PHYS 101/103: Principles of Physics I and Lab
    • PHYS 102/106: Principles of Physics Il and Lab
    • PHYS 201/203: General Physics I and Lab
    • PHYS 202/206: General Physics Il and Lab

    To be admitted into a Post-Baccalaureate program, students shall have the following at the time of enrollment:

    • Completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by federally approved institutional accreditor or its foreign equivalent
    • Earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours attempted across all academic institutions

    The following materials are required to apply:

    • A completed free online application
    • Official transcript showing a bachelor's degree or higher conferred from a federally approved institutional accreditor or its foreign equivalent

    After submitting your application, official college transcripts are sent to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions at:
    Mercyhurst University
    Attn: Graduate and Professional Admissions
    501 E 38th St
    Erie, PA 16546
    Applications for Post-Baccalaureate programs are accepted on a rolling basis. Once you've applied, you will receive communication from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions regarding your acceptance. Students in Post-Baccalaureate programs are not eligible for GA/GE positions or academic/merit-based scholarships.