The health field offers job opportunities and rewarding careers. It is one of the fastest growing industries in the US and the Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected increasing demand and labor shortages for at least the next ten years. The CU Denver Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Allied & Professional Health Sciences was developed as an opportunity for the many students who already have a bachelor’s degree and want to shift their career into this large and fast growing industry to improve employment opportunities and potential earnings.   

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Allied & Professional Health Sciences Requirements

  1. Students must complete 32 credit hours with a minimum of 15 credit hours at CU Denver.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours. 
  3. Students must complete all courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or better.
  4. The 15 credit hours of coursework listed below must be completed at CU Denver.  Other coursework (up to 17 credit hours) used as pre-requisites or other courses applicable to the certificate program, may be taken at CU Denver or transferred from another university after evaluation and approval.

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Allied & Professional Health Sciences Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. A prerequisite for any course must be transferred or completed at CU Denver before enrolling in that course.
  2. Graduate level courses can substitute for their undergraduate counterparts with approval.
  3. Specific requirements may exist pertaining to financial aid.
  4. Students must already have earned a Bachelor’s degree to enroll for the certificate.
  5. Students currently enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree programs are not eligible for the certificate.

Students should work with a Health Careers Advisor to determine the best choices for their goals.

Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following list:

  • BIOL 3124 Introduction to Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 3225 Human Physiology
  • BIOL 3244 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 3521 Vertebrate Biology
  • BIOL 3525 Parasitology
  • BIOL 3611 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 3612 Cell Biology Lab
  • BIOL 3621 Introduction to Immunology
  • BIOL 3654 General Microbiology
  • BIOL 3763 Introductory Biostatistics
  • BIOL 3804 Development Biology
  • BIOL 3832 General Genetics
  • BIOL 3939 Internship
  • BIOL 4051 Advanced Topics in Microbiology: Virology
  • BIOL 4064 Cell Biology of Disease
  • BIOL 4125 Molecular Biology Lab
  • BIOL 4126 Molecular Genetics
  • BIOL 4134 Human Genetics
  • BIOL 4144 Medical Microbiology
  • BIOL 4165 Neurobiology
  • BIOL 4464 Exercise Physiology
  • BIOL 4475 Mechanisms of Human Pathology
  • BIOL 4550 Cell Signaling
  • BIOL 4622 Advanced topics in Immunology
  • BIOL 4644 Advanced Anatomy
  • BIOL 4634 Biology of Cancer
  • BIOL 4674 Endocrinology
  • CHEM 2300 Nutritional Chemistry
  • CHEM 3810 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 4810 General Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 4820 General Biochemistry II
  • COMM 2500 Intro to Health Communication
  • HEHM 3100 Intro to Health Humanities
  • HIST 4348 Mind and Malady: A History of Mental Illness
  • HIST 4345 Gender, Science & Medicine
  • LATN 3000 Medical Terminology
  • PHIL 4242 Bioethics
  • PBHL 1001 Race, Class, Gender & Health
  • PBHL 2001 Intro to Public Health
  • PBHL 3001 Intro to Epidemiology
  • PBHL 3031 Health, Human Biology & Behavior
  • PSYC 2205 Lifespan Developmental Psychology for Health Majors
  • PSYC 3305 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 3205 Human Development I: Child Psychology
  • PSYC 3215 Human Development II: Adolescence and Adulthood
  • PSYC 3262 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 3265 Drugs, Brain and Behavior
  • PSYC 3810 Neuropsychology
  • SOCY 4110 Sociology of Health Care
  • SOCY 3440 Medical Sociology

Contact: Trishia Vasquez