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. At least 6 credits must be earned from the University of Southern Maine. 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 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 Laboratory
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 the program.
Please note, students who are enrolled solely in an undergraduate certificate program are not eligible for Federal financial aid.