Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

  • This post-baccalaureate pre-med/pre-dental/pre-vet program is the bridge you need if you’ve completed a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.4 and want to pursue a different or more advanced career path in the medical, dental, or veterinary fields.
  • Complete the undergraduate courses needed to apply to dental, veterinary, or medical school.
  • Nazareth College is a regional leader in producing highly qualified graduates in health and human services.
  • Nazareth has state-of-the art science classrooms and labs, outstanding professors, small class sizes, a culture of personalized academic support, and a proven track record in supporting students’ acceptance to medical school.

Program is Ideal For

  • Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a non-science discipline and want to become a medical doctor, veterinarian, or dentist. 
  • Applicants should have scored at least 85 percent on the New York state Living Environment (biology) Regents exam, or equivalent. It's beneficial to have completed two college writing courses.

Career Information

  • Students graduating from this program with a 3.4 GPA or better are equipped to apply to medical, veterinary, or dental school. 
  • The job growth outlook through 2022 is strong for physicians, surgeons, and dentists, and employment of veterinarians is expected to grow at an average rate, according to the U.S. Occupational Handbook. The National Research Council reported a need for more veterinarians to support biomedical research.
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Prepared for Medical School

Nazareth College is well-positioned to serve students seeking science coursework and program advisement to get into medical school. “With a science foundation from Nazareth, I entered medical school well prepared for the many challenges ahead,” says Kelly Noble ’11, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Other Nazareth alumni have attended University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, the School of Medicine and Dentistry at University of Rochester, and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Read more.

What to Expect
  • Personalized attention and support, including one-on-one advisement with the program director and assistance with letters of recommendation for application to medical, dental, and veterinary schools
  • MCAT preparation
  • Program can be completed in 12 to 18 months

Curriculum Examples (42 credits)
  • Biological Systems
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Genetics

Program Director

Brian W. Witz

Brian W. Witz

Professor of Biology in Biology
Peckham Hall 120

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