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Healthcare bound? Get the prerequisites you need.

Choose from a wide range of courses in Chemistry, Physics, Life Sciences and more

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Health-career bound? Need life science, chemistry, physics, molecular biology, or microbiology courses? Fulfill pre-medical or pre-health requisites and qualify to apply for Federal Financial Aid.*

UCLA Extension’s XL courses satisfy requirements for students interested in applying to professional schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, and more. 

Students can enroll in individual courses or the Pre-Medical and General Science Studies Certificate.

The Pre-Medical and General Science Studies Certificate is approved for the Guaranteed Student Loan Program and will assist post-baccalaureate students who are completing required coursework prior to applying to medical, dental, pharmacy or other professional schools. Many students in this program are also eligible to receive federal financial aid, which is typically unavailable to post-baccalaureate students.

Best of all, credits are directly transferable** to all UC and Cal State campuses, plus many more universities nationwide.

*Federal Financial Aid available for qualifying students.
**UCLA Extension transfer credit courses feature XL 1-199 in their course number and are equivalent to undergraduate courses offered by the UCLA regular session. Some limitations may apply. Check with the receiving institution for transferability.
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UCLA Extension provides many options for those like me making the transition into health care from another other field. They offer several core sciences and labs—many at night and on weekends—to fit my already busy schedule. I was thoroughly impressed with my instructor and curriculum. I had never learned so much in one quarter, and the resources at UCLA were amazing! If I can do it, anyone can, and UCLA Extension definitely helped me get closer to my goal.

Kelsey Thomas
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