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Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program

Monmouth University provides post-baccalaureate pre-medical preparation for students who have graduated from college (without taking typical pre-medical courses) and have decided to apply to medical school. Students can take the pre-medical coursework required for professional schools (medical, dental, veterinary, etc.), and may be started in the summer or fall. Starting classes in the summer is encouraged for more flexibility with course availability. Post-baccalaureate students will work with a pre-health advisor to plan a course schedule appropriate for their needs.

Successful Monmouth Post-Baccalaureate students typically:

  • Enter Monmouth University with a non-science degree (history, psychology, etc.)
  • Graduated with a bachelor’s degree with a 3.10 GPA or higher in their previous degree
  • Maintain a 3.50 GPA in the science coursework during their post-baccalaureate preparation
  • Have experience through working or volunteering in healthcare

Medical school prerequisite coursework (see preparation pages for prerequisites for other health professions):

  • One course in mathematics (MA 115: Math Models in Biology or higher – 3 credits)
  • MA 151: Statistics (3 credits)
  • BY 110: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (4 credits)
  • One additional biology course (at minimum) chosen from:
    • BY 211/212: Physiology with Anatomy (4 credits per semester)
    • BY 223: Microbiology (4 credits)
    • BY 370: Cell Biology (3 credits)*
    • BY 410: Molecular Biology (3 credits)*
    • BY 423: Genetics (4 credits)

* additional laboratory course may be needed

  • CE 111/111L and CE 112/112L: General Chemistry (8 credits)
  • CE 241/241L and CE 242/242L: Organic Chemistry (10 credits)
  • BY 310: Biochemistry (4 credits)
  • PH 105/105L and PH 106/106L: General Physics (8 credits)
  • PY 103: Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • SO 101: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

Students are encouraged to research the admissions requirements of specific schools to which they are intending to apply to verify school-specific course preferences.

Recent successful post-baccalaureate students have gained admission to:

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
  • St. George’s University College of Medicine
  • Ross University Medical School
  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University