Pre-Med & Pre-Dental Post-Bac Program | UNCG Biology

Premedical and Predental Post-Baccalaureate Program

This program is designed for career-change* individuals who have not yet completed the courses that are required for applying to medical, dental, or other health professional schools.  Even post-baccalaureate students who lack any science background can, within 15 months of summer matriculation, complete the prerequisite courses for the Medical College Aptitude Test (MCAT) or the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) by enrolling in this program.

For general information about post-baccalaureate programs, please see the following website: NAAHP Postbaccalaureate Information.


Summer session I and II General Chemistry I and II (CHE 111,112,114,115)
Fall Semester   Principles of Biology I (BIO 111)
General Physics I (PHY 211)**
Organic Chemistry I (CHE 351)
Spring Semester  Principles of Biology II (BIO 112)
General Physics II (PHY 212)
Organic Chemistry II (CHE 352)
Organic Chemistry II Lab (CHE 354)
Calculus (MAT 191)‡
Summer session I and II Biochemistry I and II (CHE 556,557)

**MAT 151:Pre-Calculus II is a prerequisite for PHY 211: General Physics I.  Lacking the prerequisites, post-baccalaureate students may wish to do one of the following:
1. Take MAT 151 during the summer concurrently with General Chemistry, or
2. Request to take the UNCG Math Placement Test where a score of 80% qualifies a student to enter MAT 191-Calculus I, and indicates that postbac students have the knowledge gained in MAT 150 and 151 (Pre-Calculus I and II). Or,
3. If you have appropriate college math background, seek individual permission of the Physics instructor to enroll in Physics 211.
4. MCAT 2015 will be a new test. See for details.

Calculus is required at Duke University Medical School and about 20 other medical schools around the US. If you are not planning to apply to any of these medical schools, you do not need to take Calculus I.

NOTE: Courses listed are part of the normal course offerings of UNC Greensboro.  Advising is done on an individual basis.  The full assistance of the UNC Greensboro Health Careers Advisory Committee is available to all students.  Neither acceptance into nor participation in this program assures acceptance into any medical, dental, or other professional school.

QUALIFICATIONS: To apply, a student must have received a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.  Students will be classified as Pre-professional, 2nd degree. Questions about financial aid should be directed to UNCG's Financial Aid Office (

*The UNCG Postbaccalaureate Program can also serve students who desire to enhance their academic records. Such students often retake prerequisite courses in which they did poorly and take upper level science courses to demonstrate academic success. Students are not eligible for financial aid for repeat coursework (courses already passed at another institution or UNCG). There is no set curriculum for grade enhancement. The application process for all postbac students is the same. UNCG enrolls postbac students as 2nd undergraduate degree seeking students. Contact Ms. Maxwell for more information.

Please also read the following FAQs about Post-Bac Health Career Advising: Health Career Advising FAQs & Answers

For more information, contact: 

Robin Maxwell, Chair
Health Careers Advisory Committee
Department of Biology
UNC Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336) 256-0066

For an application, contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
UNC Greensboro
Armfield-Preyer Admissions and Visitors Center
1400 Spring Garden Street
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336) 334-5243

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