Pre-Medical and General Science Studies

Our rigorous post-baccalaureate certificate program provides a structured academic preparation for those planning to apply to health professional programs including medical, dental, veterinary, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, and physical therapy, among others. Earned credits are transferable to UC and Cal State University campuses, plus many universities nationwide (some limitations may apply). 

Financial aid is available.

This program is perfect for…

  • Career changers whose undergraduate major did not require math and science classes
  • Students who want to improve their GPA to help their application stand out in the admissions process
  • Students preparing for the MCAT
  • Those wanting to study on a part-time or full-time basis to meet scheduling needs
  • Students interested in taking individual courses and not the entire certificate program
  • Networking opportunities with fellow students and instructors

What you can learn.

  • UCLA curriculum recognized and respected by top medical and professional schools
  • Rigorous and research-informed academic content
  • Core disciplines of biology, chemistry, life sciences, math, and physics
  • Wide variety of subjects in other science disciplines, humanities, or social sciences

Certificate requirements

Your course of study can vary depending on how many courses you need to take. This certificate requires completion of 12 transfer-credit (XL) courses, totaling at least 48 units. Nine of the 12 XL courses must be chosen from the four core disciplines of:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Life Sciences; Microbiology Immunology and Molecular Genetics; Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology; Integrative Biology and Physiology
  3. Mathematics and Statistics
  4. Physics

Students must choose at least one course in each of the four discipline areas. The remaining three may be transfer-credit (XL) courses in other science, humanities, or social sciences disciplines. 

Choose at least nine of the 12 courses from the four core discipline groups below: 

What our certificates have done for our students.


feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 out of 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program


switched careers after completing a certificate program


recommend a certificate program to others


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Group 3 - Math/Statistics
Choose at least one course from the list below.

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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I graduated from Brown in May 2015 but I was not able to complete all of my requirements for medical school. UCLA Extension has opened that door for me. I knew that I could not afford a traditional post-baccalaureate program and thus, UCLA Extension has been a great opportunity. By allowing me to select only the courses I need, I have been able to save money and also take the necessary steps to get closer to my goals. The small class sizes have allowed me to be more confident to ask for help from my professors and my grades have reflected that.

Camila Salazar
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