Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program
Notre Dame de Namur University has long been known for the quality of our science majors and our graduate programs. Based on our traditional undergraduate preparation for health science graduate programs, the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program offers courses taught by experienced faculty, and prepares students for the MCAT, DAT, and GRE exams. Students wishing to enter medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, or physical therapy schools but who lack the necessary science and math requirements are served well by this program.
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Curriculum
Each student will receive advisement on his/her individual curriculum and the proper preparation for their graduate programs of choice. The following courses are a sample of those offered for this program, but prerequisites (including successful math placement) must be completed before courses are taken. The Certificate is awarded at the end of this two-year program and the successful completion of 16 units with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Sample Courses include:
- General Biology
- General Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- College Physics
NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Please review the NDNU General Catalog for complete admission requirements.
Lawrence Basso, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2009
BS, MS, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Lisa Bjerknes, Associate Professor of Natural Sciences and Program Director, Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program, at NDNU since 2007
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MBA, University of Pennsylvania; MD, Stanford
Lois R. Crawford, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, at NDNU since 1978
BS, College of Notre Dame; MS, Fordham University
Albert Timothy Dawe, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 1999
BA, MS, San Francisco State University
Joshua M. Doody, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2003
BS, MS , Humbolt State University
Mandi Dupain, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2009
BA, Dominican University of California; MA, Saint Mary‘s College of California; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Anne Foster, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2001
BS, University of Washington; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Monica GuhaMajumdar, Associate Professor of Biology, at NDNU since 2006
B.Sc., Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India; Ph.D., Michigan State University
Isabelle G. Haithcox, Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Department of Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 1997
BS, University of Miami; MS, Ph.D., Cornell University
Melissa McAlexander, Associate Professor of Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2007
BS, Birmingham – Southern College; Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Eugenia Panomitros, Lecturer in Biology, at NDNU since 2000
BS, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Natacha Shaw, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2009
BS, University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., Cornell University
Patti Syvertson, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2006
BS, Teaching Credential, MS, Humbolt State University
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