Help heal

Put your heart for helping others into a healthcare profession

Stethoscope against a white background representing our Pre-health Certificate program

The healthcare field is wide-ranging, and this one-year certificate program can assist you in navigating the many options available beyond becoming a doctor or nurse.

You’ll focus on social and cultural factors involved in patient care, such as poverty and access to services, as well as cultural values and perspectives. In this way, you’ll become familiar with the issues many of your future patients face.



The core courses in this program are in biology and chemistry. As you build it out with electives, you can deepen your biology base with courses like anatomy, human physiology, or molecular microbiology. Alternatively, you can broaden your studies with courses from these departments:

  • Anthropology
  • Teacher Education
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Psychology
  • Native American & Indigenous Studies
  • Public Health
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

What you can do with a Pre-Health certificate?

If you are curious about a profession in healthcare, and unsure whether your curiosity and passion lie more in the preventative, public health sphere, or in diagnosis and treatment, this certificate program is an excellent path to discovering your place in the healthcare professions. You will have access to seven pre-health faculty advisors, to further support you in your inquiry.