Biomedical Science Certificate

Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Vision Statement

The goal of the proposed certificate is to provide a post-baccalaureate experience that will prepare students for future clinical training, particularly schooling for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, or veterinarian.  This certificate is distinct from the MS in biology, which aims to provide a broad experience in biological research. Certificate students receive integrated career and academic advising through the UNO Health Careers Resource Center (HCRC).  

Program Contact Information

P. Roxanne Kellar, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
521C Allwine Hall (AH) 
402.554.2840
rkellar@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: February 15
  • Spring: October 15

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have completed a bachelor's degree and present a GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Applicant must complete the following prerequisite courses: students who have not completed all courses may apply for admission and will be expected to complete remaining prerequisites during their first semester.  
  • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.  Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the U.S., OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a pre-determined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.

    • Applicants should have a minimum TOEFL of 95 iBT, 7.5 IELTS or 76 PTE.
  • Entrance Exam
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test with scores for the verbal and quantitative sections above the 35th percentile and a minimum writing score of 3.5.
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from college or university faculty members.  

Requirements

Prerequisite Courses
BIOL 1060INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL CAREERS & ETHICS2
BIOL 2140GENETICS4
BIOL 2740HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY I4
BIOL 2840HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY II4
BIOL 3020MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL3
Two courses in neuroscience, psychology or sociology6
Calculus or statistics course3
English composition course3
Physics course3
Microbiology or immunology course3
Total Credits35
Required certificate courses
BIOL 8760CLINICAL REASONING3
BIOL 8770CLINICAL READINGS3
BIOL 8060ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY3
or CHEM 8990 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
or BIOL 8020 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
CHEM 8666
CHEM 8664
BIOCHEMISTRY II
and BIOCHEMISTRY II LABORATORY 1
4
Elective course 23
INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR MODELING
MOLECULAR GENETICS
CELLULAR BIOLOGY
CANCER BIOLOGY
VIROLOGY
and VIROLOGY LABORATORY
VERTEBRATE ENDOCRINOLOGY
ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR NEUROBIOLOGY
VERTEBRATE EMBRYOLOGY AND ANATOMY
ADVANCED GENETICS
Total Credits16