Minors & Certificates
What is Pre-Medicine?
A certificate in Pre-med is a course of study to prepare a student for the changing MCAT and application process for medical school. These courses may be combined with any major at the university; though, some have similar course requirements which will make it more streamlined.
Successful students are good at making careful observations and recording information in a logical way. They excel at analyzing that information (critical thinking), which often involves employing basic math skills. Since many science courses involve laboratories, students often enjoy active, hands-on learning. The program requires a significant amount of hard work and study time, but can result in a very rewarding career.
Major MapsThe Pre-Med Certificate does not require labs as part of the curriculum. However, labs are required for Medical (and other professional) School applications. This means students applying to professional schools should also register for these labs as part of their semester coursework: BIOL 1081L/1082L, CHEM1040L/1041L, CHEM2040L,2041L, PHYS1051L/1052L (or calculus based version.)
Contact the program director, whose name and information appear at the top of this screen.
Special advising for those interested in medicine is available through the University's Pre-Professional Advising Center (PPAC) located at 120 University Pavilion. They assist with the entire process for admission into a medical school and also will work along with a student's college advisor to ensure the student is getting as much support as possible.
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.
Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.
In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.
Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status
Make sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Pre-Medicine
Full-Time Program Duration
Uptown Campus West
McMicken Hall --248
2700 Campus Way
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Phone: (513) 556-0843