Health Professions Advising Center

Directed Pre-Health Post-Bacc Studies

Certificate in Biomedical Sciences (CBioMed)

The Certificate in Biomedical Sciences program application for entry semesters of Summer and Fall 2023 is now open. The application process includes two parts:

  1. Completion of the ApplyTexas application
  2. Completion of the Supplemental Application

The deadline to receive both the ApplyTexas and supplemental application is Monday, February 13th, 2023 at 5:00pm (CT).

The Certificate in Biomedical Sciences (CBioMed) program accepts approximately 30 students per academic year. The program is designed to provide intensive preparation for students intending to apply for admission to dental, medical or podiatry schools.

Please review the Information and Guidelines booklet, then go to ApplyTexas and select the following:

  1. Create a new four-year college/university admissions application
  2. Institution: University of Texas at Dallas – (Richardson)
  3. Application Type: US Transfer
  4. Semester: Fall 2022
  5. First Choice School: School of Natural Science & Mathematics
  6. First Choice Major: Undergraduate Certificate in Biomedical Sciences

Once a prospective student has applied to UT Dallas, s/he must complete the certificate program supplemental application. While MCAT and/or DAT scores are not required for admission to the program, please make note of previous test scores in the supplemental application if available. Letters of recommendation are not required.

Forward all official transcripts to:
The University of Texas at Dallas
Admission and Enrollment
800 W. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080

Instructions for sending electronic transcripts can be found here.

Please direct any questions regarding the CBioMed program to Shirley Anderson.

Frequently Asked Questions

Second Degree in Biological Sciences

Students requiring significant coursework in the sciences, particularly in biological sciences, may want to explore applying for second degree status. More information about bachelor’s degrees in biology can found at


This option could serve those who have an undergraduate degree and desire only a few classes to complete requisites prior to applying for entry to a health professions program. Non-degree prospective students should apply for admission to UT Dallas. Accepted students register for a class(es) with advisors in the UT Dallas school housing that class(es). For example, if a student would like to register for Genetics, he or she would see an advisor in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Non-degree students seeking to take undergraduate classes to meet requisites for health professions schools should register as Non-Degree Undergraduate. Not all classes may be available, and non-degree students register after degree seeking students.

Non-degree students are welcome to consult an advisor in the Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) to talk about their plans to apply to health professions schools.