Health Professions Advising Center

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Certificate in Biomedical Sciences (CBioMed)

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 4 year university undergraduate admissions application
  2. Target University: University of Texas at Dallas
  3. Application Type: Transfer, U.S.
  4. First Choice of School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  5. First Choice of Major: Undergraduate Certificate in Biomedical Sciences

Once a prospective student has applied to UT Dallas, s/he must complete the certificate program supplemental application. The application deadline for the 2019-2020 year is February 15, 2019. 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

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

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

Second Degree in Healthcare Studies

The Healthcare Studies major offers students opportunities to gain the knowledge to prepare for a variety of healthcare related careers, including entry to specific healthcare professions. Those with a bachelor’s degree who pursue this option apply for admissions to the UT Dallas. Students are advised for classes and their degree plan through the UTD School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Students consult an advisor in the Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) for information related to entry to a health professions school. Second degree Healthcare Studies majors may be eligible to participate in the Health Professions to participate in the Health Professions Evaluation (HPE) process. For more information on the Healthcare Studies major, see

Second Degree in Healthcare Management

The Healthcare Management major prepares students on the business side of healthcare by providing a practical and educational foundation to become leaders and skilled decision makers within the industry. Interested in both the clinical and business sides of healthcare? Students can also choose a BS double major in Healthcare Management/Biology or Healthcare Management/Molecular Biology. For more information, please visit


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. Non-degree students are neither eligible to participate in the Health Professions Evaluation (HPE) process nor use the Clearinghouse letter service.