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University of Pittsburgh    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jun 22, 2024
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Conceptual Foundations of Medicine Certificate

This certificate requires completion of at least 18 credits. Students enrolled in the program are expected to achieve at least a letter grade of C in each required course. Those intertested in pursuing this certificate must apply to the program as early as possible. Applications are available on the certificate’s Web page,

Biological Sciences courses

A two-term, college level course sequence in biology, such as BIOSC 0150 BIOSC 0150 - FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY 1  and BIOSC 0160 BIOSC 0160 - FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY 2  are required for this certificate.

Additional coursework

Two additional approved courses in two different departments dealing with social and conceptual issues in the biomedical sciences are required for this certificate. A list of such approved courses is available in the Department of History of Philosophy and Science prior to each term. Courses are approved on a term-by-term basis.

Other requirements

Grade Requirements: Students are expected to achieve a minimum grade of C in each course required for this certificate. A minimum overall GPA of 2.25 is required in courses required for this certificate.

Satisfactory/No Credit Option: No course that fulfills a requirement for this certificate may be taken on an S/NC basis.

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