Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program (P4)
Curriculum


Once accepted, students take classes and testing preparation courses (MCAT) and also participate in academic and professional development opportunities with other P4 students.

1-year (accelerated) and 2-year tracks are available for P4 students. 38 credits required.

P4 1 Year Program

1-YR Accelerated P4 Program

Program Year Pre-Fall Fall Spring
1 YR CHE 101- Gen Chemistry I 3cr CHE 201- Organic Chemistry I 3cr CHE 202- Organic Chemistry II 3cr
  CHE 103- General  Chemistry I Lab 1cr CHE 203 – Organic Chemistry I Lab 1cr CHE 204 – Organic Chemistry II Lab 1cr
  CHE 102- Gen Chemistry II 3cr CHE 301 - Biochemistry 3cr PHY 102 – Physics II 3cr
  CHE 104- General Chemistry II Lab 1cr PHY 101 –Physics I 3cr PHY 104 – Physics II Lab 1cr
  BIO 101-Biology 3cr PHY 103 – Physics I Lab 1cr BIO 102- Biology II 3cr
  BIO 103-Biology I Lab 1cr ASH 101 – Arts & Science Health 3cr BIO 104- Biology II Lab 1cr
    12cr   14cr   12cr
Total Program Credits 38  *An elective course can be substituted for CHE 202/204- Organic Chemistry II/Lab

P4 2 Year Program

2-YR P4 Program (Fall Physics)

Program Year Pre-Fall Fall Spring
1 YR     CHE 101- General  Chemistry I 3cr CHE 102- General Chemistry II 3cr
      CHE 103- General  Chemistry I Lab 1cr CHE 104- General Chemistry II Lab 1cr
      BIO 101-Biology I 3cr BIO 102- Biology II 3cr
      BIO 103-Biology I Lab 1cr BIO 104- Biology II Lab 1cr
      ASH 101 – Arts & Science Health 3cr    
        11cr   8cr
 
2 YR     CHE 201 - Organic Chemistry I 3cr CHE 202 - Organic Chemistry II 3cr
      CHE 203 – Organic Chemistry I Lab 1cr CHE 204 – Organic Chemistry II Lab 1cr
      CHE 301 - Biochemistry 3cr PHY 102 – Physics II 3cr
      PHY 101 – Physics I 3cr PHY 104 – Physics II Lab 1cr
      PHY 103 – Physics I Lab 1cr    
        11cr   8cr
Total Program Credits 38  *An elective course can be substituted for CHE 202/204- Organic Chemistry II/Lab

 

2-YR P4 Program (Summer Physics)

Program Year Pre-Fall Fall Spring
1 YR     CHE 101- General  Chemistry I 3cr CHE 102- General Chemistry II 3cr
      CHE 103- General  Chemistry I Lab 1cr CHE 104- General Chemistry II Lab 1cr
      BIO 101-Biology I 3cr BIO 102- Biology II 3cr
      BIO 103-Biology I Lab 1cr BIO 104- Biology II Lab 1cr
      ASH 101 – Arts & Science Health 3cr    
        11cr   8cr
 
2 YR PHY 101 – Physics I 3cr CHE 201 - Organic Chemistry I 3cr CHE 202 - Organic Chemistry II 3cr
  PHY 103 – Physics I Lab 1cr CHE 203 – Organic Chemistry I Lab 1cr CHE 204 – Organic Chemistry II Lab 1cr
      CHE 301 - Biochemistry 3cr PHY 102 – Physics II 3cr
          PHY 104 – Physics II Lab 1cr
    4cr   7cr   8cr
Total Program Credits 38  *An elective course can be substituted for CHE 202/204- Organic Chemistry II/Lab

 

P4 Electives

Pre-Fall Fall Spring
BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I 3cr BIO 401  Pathology 3cr BIO 301 Microbiolog 3cr
BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1cr BIO 205 Basic Biostatistics 1cr BIO 303 Microbiology Lab 1cr
BIO 203 Anatomy & Physiology II 3cr     BIO 206 Discussion in Medical Ethics 1cr
BIO 204 Anatomy & Physiology  II Lab 1cr        
BIO 302 Genetics 3cr        

Art & Science of Healthcare

The Art & Science of Healthcare is designed to provide students with the knowledge on how to reach their goals as a healthcare professional. The series can include workshops and networking opportunities, such as:

  • Managing academics and personal life during your academic career
  • Connecting with medical students and graduates from medical and professional programs
  • Developing a healthcare profession school application with an overview on healthcare community and leadership activities
  • Enhancing interviewing skills
  • Exposure to visiting admission officers from the following professional schools: dental, medical (allopathic & osteopathic), podiatry, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy and occupational therapy

General Schedule Information

Courses and other program activities will be held most weekdays. There may be occasional evening or weekend activities, but these will be scheduled with adequate advance notice.

There is time to complete outside healthcare community, volunteer and shadowing opportunities.

Certificate Completion Requirements

Students successfully complete our program by:

  • Completing basic science and elective courses, finishing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Earning a passing grade for Art & Science of Healthcare by participating in activities and satisfactorily completing related assignments
  • Participating fully in the MCAT preparation course, including the comprehensive review
Upon successful completion of the program requirements, a student will earn a Certificate in Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Studies.