If you are seeking a career in medicine or an allied health profession, you probably already know that the outlook is good: According to U.S. News and World Report, “…the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts net job growth of almost 3 million health care jobs in the decade ending in 2020, a 29 percent increase, beating every other group of occupations.”
You may not know, however, that as a student in CGS, you can complete the math- and science-based course work required for admission to the health professional school of your choice.
The pre-med track in Natural Sciences at CGS provides students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree—regardless of whether or not that degree included a science background—with the unique opportunity to complete the pre-requisite coursework they need and complete a second bachelor’s degree in as little as 39 credits. (Those who have already taken a few of the relevant courses may complete the degree with as little as 30 credits.)
Students interested in a career in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, or optometry, as well as those seeking graduate-level studies in an allied health field such as physical therapy or a physician’s assistant program, will find the courses, faculty connections, and support they need to meet their admissions requirements and perform well on the standardized tests required for admission to a health professional school.
As a Natural Science (BS) second degree seeking student, CGS provides:
To help you map out your personal path, check out the minimum required courses for the health professional school of your choosing. (Some schools may have additional requirements, so be sure to check the admissions criteria for individual schools.) You can also view our current course offerings.
If you are seeking to transfer 90 credits from your previous undergraduate degree and interested in pursuing a second bachelor's in Natural Sciences (BS), you will need to submit your application through the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA) transfer application.
If you are seeking to transfer 90 credits from your previous undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and interested in pursuing a second bachelor's in Natural Sciences (BS), you will need to submit your application through our CGS online application.
To learn more, schedule a preadmission counseling appointment with our Director of Recruitment and Enrollment today by calling 412-624-6600. Request more information today!