Programs of Study

Program A

This two year program is designed for exceptional non-traditional students who have or will complete the bachelor’s degree in a non-science concentration and who have become interested in pursuing a medical education. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 60 credits (minimum of 15 credits per semester) in four semesters of study to earn a program certificate.

Successful applicant

  • Performed at an excellent level at the collegiate level (roughly 3.5 GPA or better)
  • Demonstrated a long-standing interest and dedication to the community (evidenced by documented community service)
  • Have a strong understanding of their respective health professional goal (gained through volunteer and shadowing experiences or relevant work experiences in private practice offices, clinics, or hospitals)

Program A allows students to complete all pre-professional program course requirements within a two-year period and to complete a few advanced science courses.  Each student typically takes a minimum of twelve credit hours per semester of science courses and an additional three credits in a non-science area.

The course schedule is very demanding and is not compatible with enrollment in other programs or with part-time or full-time employment.  Dedicated advising is provided by faculty and staff at the undergraduate and professional schools for students.  Students who have successfully completed Program A are prepared to apply to their respective professional school programs.

For applicants needing financial aid assistance, it is important to note that Program A students must secure private loans.  The program is federally eligible for ONE YEAR of financial aid assistance offered to Program B students ONLY.

Program B

This program is designed for students who have earned the bachelor’s degree and who have completed the majority of math and science course requirements, and who will profit from taking any remaining prerequisite courses and a number of advanced science courses. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits (minimum of 15 credits per semester) in two semesters of study to earn a program certificate.

Successful applicant

  • Typically performed at a strong level at the collegiate level (roughly 3.25 GPA with perhaps an occasional “C” grade and no grade below a “C”)
  • Demonstrated dedication to the community (evidenced by a history of documented service)
  • Strong understanding of their respective health professional goal (gained through volunteer and shadowing experiences or relevant work experiences in private practice offices, clinics, or hospitals)

The course schedule is individually tailored to fit each student’s interests and needs based on their health professional goals. No withdrawals (“Ws”) will be considered unless due to difficult personal circumstances.

Important to Note

If applicants to the Post Baccalaureate Program have questions about whether they best meet the requirements of Program A or B, please e-mail the pre-med office at premed_predental@uconn.edu to arrange an appointment with the program advisor prior to filling out your application.

All courses are offered at the main campus in Storrs. Courses are offered at the undergraduate level, and course enrollment during summer terms is discouraged. Applicants who elect to register for summer term courses must do as non-degree students ONLY after prior consultation with and approval of the program advisor. Applicants cannot take more than 1-2 summer courses and must do so with the understanding that there is no provisional acceptance into the program until the formal interview and selection process has taken place. Therefore, any summer courses taken prior to official program acceptance are beneficial for further education but may or may not end up being applied toward Post-Bac Program credits.

For applicants needing financial aid assistance, Program B students are federally eligible for one year of financial aid assistance through our UConn office: financialaid@uconn.edu.