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Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program

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The Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program at Caldwell University is designed for recent college graduates as well as those who explored other interests or careers before choosing to pursue a career in medicine or other health professions. The program assists individuals with a bachelor’s degree seeking to change careers to a healthcare field and need to complete the science courses required for medical school application. It also serves those who wish to strengthen their academic records to prepare for application to medical school or other health professional school.

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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Caldwell University
120 Bloomfield Avenue • Caldwell, NJ 07006

Request more information about the Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program.

William A. Velhagen, Jr., Ph. D.
Premedical Advisor and Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Natural and Physical Sciences

Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program:

  • Baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts of all college work completed
  • A written autobiographical statement explaining reason for applying to the program
  • Personal interview with Program Director
  • Admission is on a rolling basis in spring, summer, and fall semesters
  • Letter of Recommendation from a former/current professor or supervisor speaking about your work ethic, character and wish to pursue a career in a health profession.

 Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program:

  •  Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  •  Maintain a post-baccalaureate GPA of 3.2 in the program
  •  Complete a minimum of 40 credits of pre-medical coursework
  •  Take MCAT with a minimum combined score of 28; or
  •  DAT Score of 19 or higher; or GRE
  •  Maintain an application file in the Caldwell University Health Professions Office

Program Completion Timeline

The average time to complete courses required for application to professional schools is two years.

Required Courses

Candidates for the Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program must complete a minimum of 40 credits of prerequisite courses from the following list of courses for professional school admission:

Course Number Course Title  Credits
BI 101 and BI 101L General Biology I 4cr
BI 102 and BI 102L General Biology II 4cr
CH 111 and CH 111L General Chemistry I 4cr
CH 112 and CH 112L General Chemistry II 4cr
CH 203 and CH 203L Organic Chemistry I 5cr
CH 204 and CH 204L Organic Chemistry II 5cr
CH 401 Biochemistry I 3cr
PY 201 and PY 201L General Physics I 4cr
PY 202 and PY 202L General Physics II 4cr
MA 207 (optional) Applications of Statistics 3cr
MA 130 (optional) Foundations of Analysis 3cr
MA 220 (optional) Calculus I 4cr

Recommended Courses 

Course Number Course Title  Credits
BI 207 and BI 207L Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology 4cr
BI 210 and BI 210L Cell Biology 4cr
CH 111 and CH 111L Microbiology 4cr
CH 112 and CH 112L Genetics 4cr
Course No.  Couse Title Credits
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3cr
PS 150 General Psychology 3cr
PS 335 Health Psychology 3cr
SO 334 Sociology of Medicine 3cr
PH 210 Philosophy of the Human Person 3cr
PH 230 Ethics 3cr
EN 338 Writing for the Professions 3cr


Affords the students an opportunity to learn about current issues in the health professions from healthcare professionals and experts in the field. The goal of the seminar is to enable participants to obtain accurate and comprehensive information about the healthcare profession and make an informed career choice.


A structured healthcare internship which provides opportunity for practical experience and pre-professional mentoring in a variety of healthcare delivery settings, this supervised learning environment introduces interns to the clinical and research environment for healthcare professionals. Students gain practical knowledge and experience working under supervision in a professional setting at their placement and submit a written paper at the end of the internship experience.

The cost of the Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program at Caldwell University depends on the number of credits completed.


For the 2017-2018 academic year, the tuition per credit hour (subject to change) is:

  •  $700/credit (for undergraduate courses)

Financial Aid

For financial aid options, call the Office of Financial Aid at 973-618-3221 or visit caldwell.edu/financial-aid.

Caldwell University
Post baccalaureate certificate in Pre-Medical Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program 
Program Length: 45 weeks

Students graduating on time

N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 45 weeks

*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program Costs*
$30,305 for tuition and fees
$3,000 for books and supplies
Other Costs
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money
The typical graduate leaves with

N/A* in debt

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
The typical monthly loan payment

N/A* per month in student loans with an interest rate of N/A*.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Requirements
Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in:
Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Additional Information

Date Created 4/26/2019
These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education


  • Personalized Advising
  • Individualized Flexible Schedule
  • Customized Pre-Medical Curriculum
  • Capstone Seminar in the Health Professions
  • Healthcare Internship
  • Pre-Health Committee Letter
  • Health Professions Club
  • Supportive Learning Community
  • Application Workshops
  • Health Professions File
  • Certificate Option

The Caldwell University Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program provides individualized advising for postbaccalaureate students to broaden and enrich their academic preparation for application to medical and health professional schools in a supportive learning environment. Students receive a customized academic plan to meet their individual academic needs and timeline for program completion and application.

A certificate option is available to students who complete a minimum of 40 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better.

In addition to the required coursework, a minimum MCAT score of 28, DAT score of 19 or GRE percentile scores of 65% verbal, 65% quantitative, and 4.5 writing from one exam are required for the award of the Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program.