Biomedical Science Certificate
Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
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
John McCarty, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
422G Allwine Hall (AH)
Application Deadlines (Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020)
- Fall: February 15
- Spring: October 15
- 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 United States, OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a predetermined 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.
|BIOL 1060||INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL CAREERS & ETHICS||2|
|BIOL 2740||HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY I||4|
|BIOL 2840||HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY II||4|
|BIOL 3020||MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL||3|
|Two courses in neuroscience, psychology or sociology||6|
|Calculus or statistics course||3|
|English composition course||3|
|Microbiology or immunology course||3|
|Required certificate courses|
|BIOL 8760||CLINICAL REASONING||3|
|BIOL 8770||CLINICAL READINGS||3|
|BIOL 8060||ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY||3|
|or CHEM 8990||RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY|
|or BIOL 8020||INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY|
& CHEM 8664
and BIOCHEMISTRY II LABORATORY 1
|Elective course 2||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR MODELING|
and VIROLOGY LABORATORY
|MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR NEUROBIOLOGY|
|VERTEBRATE EMBRYOLOGY AND ANATOMY|
Courses taken for undergraduate credit cannot be retaken for graduate credit.