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This full-time program is completed in one year of study, beginning in January and ending the following January. The Accelerated Undergraduate Postbaccalaureate Medical Sciences Certificate curriculum is established as a sequence of science courses and labs that are required for application to professional medical schools. This includes a series of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics courses, along with their associated labs.

An Accelerated Undergraduate Postbaccalaureate Medical Sciences Certificate will be awarded by Penn State upon the successful completion of the following courses.

 

How does this program differ from others?

  • This accelerated one-year program geared toward working adults is composed of courses in a fixed sequence.
  • You will progress through them as part of a cohort and work in a blended learning environment.
  • This program is conducted in a hybrid format, with weekly class sessions delivered virtually through Penn State’s course management system.
  • You will visit the Penn State Brandywine campus approximately two weekends a month to conduct laboratory work and take exams.

 

Course Schedule
Accelerated Undergraduate Postbaccalaureate
Medical Sciences Certificate Program
 

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

August

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Course

Biol 110

Biol 110

Biol 110

Biol 141 and 142

Biol 141 and 142

Biol 141 and 142

Biol 230W

Biol 230W

Biol 230W

Chem 472

Chem 472

Chem 472

Course

Chem 110

Chem 110

Chem 110

Chem 112

Chem 112

Chem 112

Chem 210

Chem 210

Chem 210

Chem 212

Chem 212

Chem 212

Course

Chem 111

Chem 111

Chem 111

Chem 113

Chem 113

Chem 113

Chem 213

Chem 213

Chem 213

Chem 213

Chem 213

Chem 213

Course            

Phys 250

Phys 250

Phys 250

Phys 251

Phys 251

Phys 251

Quarter 1: January through March

Quarter 2: April through June

Quarter 3: July through September

Quarter 4: October through December

Please note: Chem. 213 extends over both Quarter 3 and 4.

(Program schedule is subject to change, check with your course instructor for exact dates.)

 

BIOL 110. Basic Concepts and Biodiversity  (4 credits)
A study of the evolution of the major groups of organisms including the fundamental concepts of biology.  Includes a lab.

BIOL 141. Introductory Physiology  (3 credits)
Explanation of the normal structure and function of the animal body, with special emphasis on human body systems.

BIOL 142. Physiology Laboratory  (1 credit)
Experiments demonstrating basic physiological principles, with special reference to man.

BIOL 230W. Biology: Molecules and Cells  (4 credits)
A study of cellular phenomena including molecular genetics and metabolic interactions. Includes a lab.

CHEM 110. Chemical Principles I  (3 credits)
Basic concepts and quantitative relations.

CHEM 111. Experimental Chemistry I  (1 credit)
Introduction to quantitative experimentation in chemistry (lab).

CHEM 112. Chemical Principles II  (3 credits)
Continuation of CHEM 110, including an introduction to the chemistry of the elements.

CHEM 113.  Experimental Chemistry II  (1 credit)
Continuation of CHEM 111, with emphasis on topics related to CHEM 112 (lab).

CHEM 210. Organic Chemistry I  (3 credits)
Principles and theories; nomenclature; chemistry of the functional groups; applications of spectroscopy.

CHEM 212. Organic Chemistry II  (3 credits)
Continuation of CHEM 210. Emphasis is placed on the role of organic reactions in biological chemistry.

CHEM 213. Laboratory in Organic Chemistry  (2 credits)
Basic laboratory operations; synthesis and chemical or instrumental analysis.

CHEM 472.General Biochemistry I (3 credits)
Basic structure and function of cellular components; principles of enzyme kinetics and regulation

PHYS 250. Introductory Physics I  (4 credits)
Selected topics in mechanics, heat, and sound.  Includes a lab.

PHYS 251. Introductory Physics II  (4 credits)
Selected topics in light, electricity, and magnetism.  Includes a lab.

 

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