Department of Biological Sciences

Certificate in Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Studies

This certificate program is designed for students who have already graduated from college with a baccalaureate degree and who seek to fulfill the science course requirements for admission to schools of medicine or dentistry, or to physician assistant programs.

In addition to a baccalaureate degree, all of the following courses or equivalent courses transferred from another institution are required. A grade of C- or higher is required for all courses listed below.

Biology (19 credit hours)
     BIO 105, 106 Biological Principles I: Cellular Biology and Laboratory
     BIO 107 Biological Principles II: Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ecology
     And two BIO courses with labs chosen from BIO 205 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy or those numbered 300 or higher

Chemistry (19 credit hours)
     CHY 113, 114, 115, 116 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Laboratory
     CHY 251, 252, 253, 254 Organic Chemistry I and II and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II

Physics (10 credit hours)
     PHY 111, 114, 112, 116 Elements of Physics I and II and Laboratory

Mathematics (4 credit hours)
     MAT 152 Calculus A

Candidates for admission must submit:

  • Online application for Certificate Program;
  • Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from secondary school and/or all colleges and universities from which you received a degree;
  • Additional or other special admission requirements specified by program.

The application for certificate programs is available online at http://usm.maine.edu/apply. Please note, students who are enrolled solely in an undergraduate certificate program are not eligible for Federal financial aid.