Timeline & Curriculum

Albion’s postbac certificate in premedical studies is a record-enhancing program designed to help students who have focused their education on the natural sciences and premedical areas, but may not have the exact curricular and extracurricular experiences, or academic record needed to gain entry into professional school. 

This one-year program incorporates hands-on extracurricular experiences with a liberal arts education to allow for furthered development of academic competencies required for medical school. 

Summer Term – 2 Units (8 credits) May – July

Students will preferably participate in an experience at The Philadelphia Center, which would include one unit of internship and a one unit City Seminar course. The TPC internship is not required but heavily encouraged. Students who choose to not participate in the TPC internship will begin courses at Albion College over the summer. 

Fall Term – 4 Units (16 credits) August – December

Students will take four, one-unit, elective courses from the list below. Courses will be selected after meeting with Wilson Institute advisors, and based on student interests, needs, and seats available. 

Spring Term – 3.75 Units (15 credits) January – May

  • Professional School Success (HCI 187, 0.25 Unit)
  • Reflective Writing in the Health Professions (HCI 187, 0.25 Unit)
  • Colloquium in Public Health (HCI 185, 0.25 Unit) OR Issues in Healthcare (HCI 201, 0.25 Unit)

 In addition to these 0.25 unit courses, students will also take three, one-unit, elective courses. Courses will be selected after meeting with Wilson Institute advisors, and based on student interests, needs, and seats available.

Elective Courses

  • Biological Anthropology (ANTH 242)
  • Global Health (ANTH 279)
  • Medical Anthropology (ANTH 368)
  • Cell Biology (BIOL 301)
  • Developmental Biology (BIOL 324)
  • Microbiology (BIOL 332)
  • Physiology (BIOL 341)
  • Molecular Biology (BIOL 362)
  • Virology (BIOL 367)
  • Pathophysiology (BIOL 371)
  • Immunology (BIOL 372)
  • Biochemistry (CHEM 337)
  • Biophysical Chemistry (CHEM 351)
  • Medicinal Chemistry (CHEM352)
  • Heath Communication (COMM 210)
  • Risk Communication (COMM 211)
  • Intercultural Communication (COMM 213)
  • Health Disparities (COMM 310)
  • Gross Anatomy (KIN 233)
  • Physical Activity Epidemiology (KIN 285)
  • Research and Statistics in Kinesiology (KIN 310)
  • Human Physiology (KIN 369)
  • Exercise Physiology (KIN 379)
  • Statistics (MATH 209)
  • Biomedical Ethics (PHIL308)
  • Health Psychology (PSYC230)
  • Social Psychology (PSYC 236)
  • Neuroscience I (PSYC 241)
  • Psychology of Perception (PSYC 243)
  • Drugs, Brain, and Behavior (PSYC 247)
  • Child and Adolescent Development (PSYC 251)
  • Lifespan Development (PSYC 254)
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 265)
  • Personality Psychology (PSYC 267)
  • Psychology of Language (PSYC 260)
  • Social Psychology – Sociological Perspectives (SOC 356)



Gainful Employment Disclosure – This program prepares students to apply successfully to medical, dental, veterinary schools and other health professions rather than preparing them for employment opportunities in a particular profession or occupation.

This program enrolls students in preparatory classes which do not lead to a degree or professional certification. You may receive a “certificate” of attendance and completion of preparatory courses.