The field of healthcare is wide-ranging, and this one-year certificate program is designed to assist students in navigating the many options available beyond becoming a doctor or nurse. It focuses on social and cultural factors involved in patient care, such as poverty and access to services, as well as cultural values and perspectives, so that students become familiar with the kinds of issues they’ll see working in healthcare.
The core courses in this program are in biology and chemistry, and students choose electives from anthropology, education, gender and women’s studies, psychology, Native American and indigenous studies, public health, political science or sociology to complete the certificate; or further bolster their biology base with courses like anatomy, human physiology, or molecular microbiology.
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.
A full description of the certification's course requirements is available in our course catalog.