The Pre-Medical Undergraduate Certificate is a premium program offered to enlisted members of the U.S. military who are chosen specifically from a federal program referred to as EMDP2 (Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program). This is a post-baccalaureate program aimed at active duty military enlisted members who have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, who have experience working in a health-related position in the military, and who meet all other requirements specified by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), and who are interested in matriculating at the Uniformed Services University (military medical school) or another US accredited medical school. Only those individuals who are supported by EMDP2 are eligible to enroll in the Pre-Medical Undergraduate Certificate.

The Pre-Medical Undergraduate Certificate will provide a one-year undergraduate program that will allow qualified individuals to complete undergraduate pre-medical admissions requirements as currently specified by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).

This is a full-time program offered during the day and located at the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University. Students are selected by the US military and are admitted as a cohort in the fall semester only.


University-wide admissions policies can be found in the Undergraduate Admissions Policies section of this catalog.

Applicants must be active duty military and selected by the EMDP2. Students are expected to have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and the desire to pursue a career in military medicine.

Applicants who do not meet the admissions requirements for this certificate may be interested in learning about the Career Changer's Biological Sciences Undergraduate Certificate.


For policies governing all undergraduate programs, see AP.5 Undergraduate Policies.

Banner Code: SC-CERB-PMCL

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: minimum 42

This certificate may be pursued on a full-time basis only.

Students should refer to the Admissions & Policies tab for specific policies related to this certificate.


Summer Semester One
CHEM 211
CHEM 213
General Chemistry I (Mason Core)
and General Chemistry Laboratory I (Mason Core)
Fall Semester
BIOL 213Cell Structure and Function (Mason Core)4
CHEM 212
CHEM 214
General Chemistry II (Mason Core)
and General Chemistry Laboratory II (Mason Core)
PHYS 243
PHYS 244
College Physics I (Mason Core)
and College Physics I Lab (Mason Core)
Spring Semester
BIOL 214Biostatistics for Biology Majors4
BIOL 311General Genetics4
CHEM 463General Biochemistry I4
PHYS 245
PHYS 246
College Physics II (Mason Core)
and College Physics II Lab (Mason Core)
Summer Semester Two
CHEM 313
CHEM 315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 314
CHEM 318
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
Total Credits42