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What is the two-year option?

For those working adults who do not wish the fast-track, one-year program, Penn State Brandywine now also offers a two-year undergraduate Postbaccalaureate Medical Sciences Certificate program. This two year option has been set up for adults who may find the Accelerated program too demanding or time intensive. This option allows a working adult, who may have significant personal or job demands, to spread the course work over a two-year period.

Students will take all of the chemistry courses the first year and biology and physics the second year. The detailed schedule is below. The two-year schedule is not covered by Federal Financial Aid. A list of private loan providers is available through the Financial Aid Office.

Whether you want to enter a new field, change careers, or upgrade your skills, Penn State Brandywine provides the tools and the flexibility you need to accomplish your goals.

 
Accelerated Undergraduate Postbaccalaureate Medical Sciences Certificate Program for Year 1 in the 2 Year Option
 

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

August

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

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

 

Accelerated Undergraduate Postbaccalaureate Medical Sciences Certificate Program for Year 2 in the 2 Year Option
 

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            

Phys 250

Phys 250

Phys 250

Phys 251

Phys 251

Phys 251

 

Course Listing
Year one of the two-year option:

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.


Year two of the two-year option:

BIOL 110. Biology: 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 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.


one-year option is also available.

 

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