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Pre-Medical and General Science Studies

Our rigorous post-baccalaureate certificate program for pre-health students is approved for Federal Financial Aid and 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). 

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

What our students say about our certificates.

What our certificates have done for our students.

85%

feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program

50%

switched careers after completing a certificate program

85%

recommend a certificate program to others

Certificate Requirements

Your course of study can vary depending on how many courses you need to take. To complete the certificate, you must take 12 transfer-credit (XL) courses*. Nine of the courses must be chosen from the four core disciplines (a minimum of one course from each area) in:

  • Group 1 - Chemistry
  • Group 2 - Biological Sciences
  • Group 3 - Math/Statistics
  • Group 4 - Physics

View courses for these four core disciplines below.

The remaining courses can be selected from the disciplines above or students may choose up to three psychology, sociology or language courses, which may be required (or strongly recommended) for admission to many medical and health professional schools.

*Courses must have XL in the course number.

The Pre-Medical and General Science Studies Certificate qualifies for federal student aid. 

In order to meet the requirements, students must establish candidacy in the certificate program, be enrolled in the certificate program for the entire quarter in which you are receiving aid, and must be enrolled in required courses for your program.  

Learn More

View the gainful employment disclosure for the Pre-Medical and General Sciences Certificate

Courses

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

Group 1 - Chemistry
Choose at least one course from the list below.
CHEM XL 153C
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
CHEM XL 14A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
CHEM XL 14B
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
CHEM XL 14BL
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
CHEM XL 14C
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
CHEM XL 153B
Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer
Group 2 - Biological Sciences
Choose at least one course from the list below.
LIFESCI XL 107
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
PHYSCI XL 13
Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer
PHYSCI XL 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MIMG XL 100L
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MIMG XL 102
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MIMG XL 6
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MCD BIO XL 138
LIFESCI XL 7B
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
see all courses
Group 3 - Math/Statistics
Choose at least one course from the list below.
STATS XL 10
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
STATS XL 13
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
MATH XL 31B
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MATH XL 1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MATH XL 31A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Group 4 - Physics
Choose at least one course from the list below.
PHYSICS XL 10
Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer
PHYSICS XL 5A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. 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

95.00

Estimated Program Tuition

15000.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

1500.00

*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.

University of California, Los Angeles Undergraduate Certificate in Pre Medical and General Sciences

  • This program is designed to be completed in two years.
  • This program will cost $16,595.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.  
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $9,500.00 of debt.

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.

Updated: June 28, 2019
 

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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