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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Sciences

To be successful in high-demand health care careers, you will need passion, determination and proper training through undergraduate and professional studies. If you have completed your bachelor's degree but do not have a background in the sciences, SXU provides an efficient path to completing the requirements for a master's or doctorate program in health care.

In just one year, you can complete a post-baccalaureate certificate that provides you with all the required coursework you will need to apply and be successful in medical school or professional health care programs.

Saint Xavier University is here to help you pursue your passion and take that next step toward your career. In the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Sciences program at SXU, you will work with your advisor to tailor the curriculum in a way that best prepares you to achieve your career goals in the following fields:

  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Physical/Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Biomedical research

Taught primarily in traditional classroom and lab settings, you have the opportunity to connect with your instructors, learn through hands-on application and prepare for admission exams, such as the MCAT and DAT. Students also have options for gaining patient contact hours in an internship or clinic preceptorship.

Required Courses

Students who have already completed two semesters each of general biology and general chemistry can complete this program in 12 months. To view a complete list of required courses please visit the academic catalog

Federal financial aid is available for 12 months of coursework in this non-degree program.

Suggested Academic Plan

Summer (11 credit hours)

  • General Physics 1 and 2
  • Intro to Statistics

Fall (17 credits hours)

  • Organic Chemistry 1
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Intro to Psychology

Spring (17 credit hours)

  • Organic Chemistry 2
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Intro to Sociology


  • Admissions test preparation
  • Take admissions exam
  • Complete application for professional schools

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Bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Learn more about admission requirements, how to apply and the courses offered in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Sciences program.