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Pre-Health Sciences (Undergraduate Certificate)

If you already have an undergraduate degree and plan to apply to a health professions program—medicine, dentistry, occupational or physical therapy, physician’s assistant, pharmacy, emergency medical services, nursing or veterinary school—the Certificate in pre-health sciences from Creighton University will help you achieve your goals.

With an Undergraduate Certificate in pre-health sciences, you can complete universal minimum course requirements and learn from Creighton faculty in pre-health disciplines, including pre-med/pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy and more. You’ll receive a pre-health studies certificate awarded by Creighton University, an institution with a reputation for health sciences education.

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Program Details

The pre-health studies certificate, awarded upon the completion of 24 credits, will provide a deeper understanding of areas that are central to many health professions programs. The areas of study include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

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