Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical

Campus Locations Boston
Also available 100% Online No
Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 0
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester
Meets International Visa Requirements No


Please Note: Undergraduate classes moved to a semester calendar beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

If you already hold an undergraduate degree and are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, then the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Pre-Medical Studies may be ideal for you. Enabling you to enhance your existing academic record by completing pre-medical courses, this innovative program prepares you to successfully apply to a medical, dental, osteopathic, nursing, physical therapy, veterinary, or other program to prepare for a career in a health professions field.

Designed for students who require all or most of the basic pre-medical courses, this program offers one-on-one advising, tutoring, success coaching, and other academic support services.

Program Objectives

Designed to enhance and build on your previous academic record through additional pre-medical course work, this post-baccalaureate program covers concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics. You will have the opportunity to tailor your learning experience by choosing from optional electives in human anatomy, microbiology, genetics, cell biology, immunology, endocrinology, biochemistry, statistics, and calculus. As a result of your learning experience, you will be well equipped to apply to medical, dental, osteopathic, and other health professional schools.


Students should check with the school(s) and programs of their choice to determine which courses they need to apply for admittance. Additional work in biology, the behavioral sciences, clinical experience or research experience may be recommended by different schools.  

Recommended Courses:

MTH 2100 Calculus 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1100 Principles of Biology 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1101 Lab for BIO 1100 1 s.h.
BIO 1200 Principles of Biology 2 3 s.h.
BIO 1201 Lab for BIO 1200 1 s.h.
CHM 1100 General Chemistry 1 3 s.h.
CHM 1101 Lab for CHM 1100 1 s.h.
CHM 1200 General Chemistry 2 3 s.h.
CHM 1201 Lab for CHM 1200 1 s.h.
PHY 1200 Physics 1 3 s.h.
PHY 1201 Lab for PHY 1200 1 s.h.
PHY 2200 Physics 2 3 s.h.
PHY 2201 Lab for PHY 2200 1 s.h.
CHM 2110 Organic Chemistry 1  3 s.h. 
CHM 2111  Lab for CHM 2110  1 s.h. 
CHM 2200  Organic Chemistry 2  3 s.h. 
CHM 2201  Lab for CHM 2200  1 s.h. 
BIO 3100  Biochemistry  3 s.h. 
BIO 3101  Lab for BIO 3100  1 s.h. 
BIO 2500  Genetics and Molecular Biology  3 s.h. 
BIO 2501  Lab for BIO 2500  1 s.h. 


Additional Optional Courses:

MTH 2310 Statistics for the  Behavioral and  Social Sciences  3 s.h. 
MTH 2105  Calculus 2 3 s.h. 
BIO 1600 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1601 Lab for BIO 1600 1 s.h.
BIO 1700 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 3 s.h.
BIO 1701 Lab for BIO 1700 1 s.h.
PSY 1100 Foundations of Psychology 4 s.h.

Note: To receive a certificate, students are required to successfully complete 8 of the above courses here at Northeastern University.  To receive a committee letter, students must complete at least four course series of the following five course series, and the associated labs: Principles of Biology 1 and  Principles of Biology 2, General Chemistry 1 and General Chemistry 2, Organic Chemistry 1 and Organic Chemistry 2, Physics 1 and Physics 2, and/or Biochemistry and Genetics and Molecular Biology.

Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.


Estimated total tuition for this program is $0.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2017-18 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program is designed for working professionals, recent graduates, or career changers who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, or another health profession. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for successful application to medical, dental, osteopathic, or health professional schools.

Career Outlook

Put Your Degree to Work

Demand for physicians, particularly general and family practitioners, continues to be strong. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physicians is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities should be very good, particularly in rural and low-income areas. Further, the Bureau also reports that job prospects for dentists are good, with employment projected to grow faster than the average—reflecting the need to replace the large number of dentists who are expected to retire.

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