“I took the MCAT last summer and I scored 527 out of 528, which AMCAS calls the 100th percentile. I’m telling you this not to boast but to let you know that USM’s Biology major prepared me well for this test. Nothing I saw on it was surprising or new. We covered all the bases in class… USM is on par with any other biology program in the country and it is possible to do well on the test even if you come from a humble background.”
— Julian Howland, ‘16, BS Biology Alumnus
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Get Involved in Research!

The Biology Department offers opportunities for students to participate in research, which provides you with valuable experience for work or graduate school. Students may work with USM faculty or engage with partner institutions that include Maine Health Institute for Research and IDEXX Laboratories.

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Innovative Program Partnerships

USM students have access to special programs arranged with the Roux Institute at Northeastern University, the University of New England School of Pharmacy, and Tufts University School of Medicine’s Maine Track MD Program.