Post-Baccalaureate Programs

What is a post-baccalaureate program?

A post-baccalaureate (post-bacc) program provides recent college graduates with support to further explore their field and interests while gaining valuable skills. These programs are completed after graduation but prior to graduate school enrollment and include training, enrichment activities, and preparation to aid students in their transition to professional or graduate programs. Many are one-year programs with some being paid experiences.

Video: Queenster Nartey, Clinical Research Coordinator, Northwestern University – The Fienberg School of Medicine, shares her post-bacc experience.

Where can I find Post-bacc programs?

Explore all Post-bacc opportunities across all disciplines on Pathways to Science searchable database.

NIH PREP Programs for Biomedical Sciences Majors

The PREP is a program of the National Institutions of Health (NIH) and is intended for individuals with an undergraduate STEM degree with plans to earn their PhD in a biomedical sciences discipline. Participating PREP institutions change annually. To see the entire list of PREP programs and locations, visit the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program website.

Featured PREP Programs (visit the NIH PREP website for the full list)