Pre-Health Program

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med Studies Advanced and Core Certificates

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Why Choose the Pre-Med Studies Program?

The Post-Bac Pre-Med Studies Certificate provides returning students with a structure for pursuing the courses required for admission into medical schools and other health professions’ graduate programs.

The certificate provides a holistic approach in preparing the student academically through a combination of courses including both the natural and behavioral sciences and in multicultural competency. The certificate promotes a better understanding of how healthcare is impacted by social, educational, familial, racial, and gender dynamics.

Wright State’s Pre-Health Program offers highly motivated, mature, and service-oriented individuals the opportunity to study the sciences. Therefore, preparing them to be a competitive applicant to medical schools and other professional programs. Two paths of study are offered: career changers needing two years of core studies in the sciences and those already with a scientific background but seeking to enhance their academic credentials on more advanced topics in the biomedical sciences.

Academics and Curriculum

View Pre-Med Studies Core Certificate and Pre-Med Studies Advanced Certificate program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Admission Requirements

The Post-Baccalaureate Program is intended for students that are dedicated to pursuing a professional career in health care. A successful applicant will have certain qualities, including:

  • Met the undergraduate admission requirements of the university 
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 semester hours or overall
  • Previous exposure to the profession through volunteer work, shadowing or employment in a related field
  • Demonstrated ability and work ethic to succeed academically
  • Self-awareness, self-motivation and independence

Application Process

  1. Complete the Post-Baccalaureate Application
  2. Submit college transcript(s) to program advisor (Note: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial program review.)

    Email to:

    Or Mail to:
    134 Oelman Hall
    3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
    Dayton, OH 45435

    Or Fax to: (937) 775-3068

  3. Interview with your Pre-Health advisor. Your advisor will contact you to schedule an appointment once your application and transcript(s) have been reviewed. In-person appointments are recommended, however phone appointments are available if needed.

The Post-Baccalaureate Program reviews and admits students on a continuous basis. Students may begin the program any semester.

Stay Connected

Meet other students in the Post-Bac program and learn more about upcoming events by liking the Post-Bac Facebook page. This student run page gives our students a way to share stories and keep up-to-date with various events and volunteer opportunities. Like the Facebook Page!