12 Courses Required

The Pre-Medical and General Science Studies Certificate program provides a structured academic background in basic science preparation for students interested in pre-medical studies or other health-related disciplines. The program is designed for individuals returning to school on a part-time or full-time basis. For complete certificate information, please click here.

The program requires completion of twelve degree credit (XL) courses, totaling at least 48 units. Nine courses must be chosen from the four core disciplines of:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular, Cell, Developmental Biology, Physiological Sciences
  3. Mathematics and Statistics
  4. Physics

with at least one course in each of the four discipline areas. The remaining three electives may be degree credit (XL) course in other science disciplines, humanities or social sciences.

To view the quarterly schedule of course availability, please click here.

Sid Sreekaram
(310) 825-7093

Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $95.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $15,000.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $1,500.00
Estimated Total Cost: $16,500.00

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the certificate for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.

Internship Available: No


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Certificate in Pre-Medical and General Science Studies