Pre-Health Specialized Studies, Post-Baccalaureate Preparatory Program
Penn’s Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs are designed for driven students who want to distinguish themselves as competitive medical, dental, or veterinary school candidates. The Specialized Studies program is specifically for students who aim to strengthen their existing scientific foundations. The minimum total course units for program completion is 8. Specialized Studies students take advanced undergraduate course in the biological sciences such as, Advanced Cell Biology, Essentials of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Essentials of Physiology, Pathophysiology, Histology, Immunobiology, Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience, and Human Anatomy.
Specialized Studies students may opt to complete their program on a full-time or part-time basis, but all program requirements are expected to be completed within two years of matriculation.
Specialized Studies students develop a study plan in consultation with their Academic Advisor that accounts for the student's past academic history and addresses future academic goals. Students may elect 1 cu of online Human Anatomy to fulfill their program requirements. Students may also incorporate Core Studies courses into their plan where recommended and appropriate.
Pre-Health Specialized Studies Course options include:
|Select 8 CU from the following:||8|
|Essentials of Cell Biology|
|Essentials of Molecular Biology and Genetics|
|Essentials of Vertebrate Physiology|
|Elements of Microbiology|
|Essentials of Biochemistry|
|Infectious Disease Biology|
|Essentials of Pathophysiology|
|Cancer Cell Biology|
|Advanced Cell Biology|
|Cell Communication and Disease|
|Introduction to Brain and Behavior|
|The Cognitive Neuroscience of Autism|
|Structural Adaptations to Function|
|Human Anatomy: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Digestive, and Musculoskeletal Systems|
|Human Anatomy: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems|
|Human Anatomy: Digestive System|
|Human Anatomy: Musculoskeletal System|
|Human Anatomy: Endocrine and Reproductive Systems|
|Anatomy of the Head and Neck: Cranial Nerves and Their Distribution|
|Brain and Spinal Cord: Longitudinal Neural Pathways|
|Brain and Spinal Cord: Motor and Sensory Functional Systems|
|Total Course Units||8|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.