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Post-Baccalaureate Science Sequence

Prerequisites for Health Professions Programs

Rebecca Rowe


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Program Description

The post baccalaureate sequence is for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to enter a health professions program but lack the necessary prerequisite courses. Most students will be in the workforce and changing careers. They may find it difficult to attend a traditional college for various reasons: some are in the military, some hold jobs with inflexible work hours, and some live in rural areas.  Students may enroll in the post baccalaureate courses at any time and from anywhere in the world.  The courses are designed to be completed in 16 weeks, but they are self-paced so depending on the circumstances students may adjust the completion time to meet their needs.

All of the courses are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Many health professions programs accept these courses but we encourage you to check with the schools to which you are planning to apply to verify that the courses are acceptable before you register.

For more information on the Post Baccalaureate Sequence, the courses that are offered, including prerequisites, registration information and a description of the laboratory component please call or e-mail Com Distance Education (CDE).


Students may enter the sequence at any point as long as they meet the prerequisites for the individual courses.  They may take as many courses as they need in order to meet the prerequisite requirements for the health professions program to which they are applying.  All students are required to submit a transcript showing bachelor's degree completion within six weeks of starting their first course.

Technology Requirements

Technology requirements may differ by course offered.  Please refer to COM Online Education or email for technology requirements for the class you are interested in taking.

Courses Credits
MEDT 1000 - Medical Terminology 3
MATH 1005 - Statistics for the Health Professions 4
PHYS 1010 - Physics for the Health Professions 4
CHEM 1020 - Medical General Chemistry I/Lecture 3
CHEM 1020L - Medical General Chemistry I/Lab 1
CHEM 1021 - Medical General Chemistry II/Lecture 3
CHEM 1021L - Medical General Chemistry II/Lab 1
CHEM 1010 - Medical Organic Chemistry I/Lecture 3
CHEM 1010L - Medical Organic ChemistryI/Lab 1
CHEM 1011 - Medical Organic Chemistry II/Lecture 3
CHEM 1011L - Medical Organic Chemistry II/Lab 1
BIOL 1010 - Medical Biology I w/Lab 4
BIOL 1011 - Medical Biology II w/Lab 4
CHEM 1005 - Medical Biochemistry 4
PHSL 1010 - Medical Physiology 4
 BIOL 1020 - Microbiology for Health Professions/Lecture 3
BIOL 1020L- Microbiology for Health Professions/Lab 1
ANAT 1005 - Medical Anatomy for the Health Professions 4
Exam Procedures

Students can either take their final proctored exam online using Proctor U or at the campus of the University of New England.

Written Proctored Exam

Students may take the exam at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine on the Biddeford Campus. The exam is offered the first Monday of every month. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, the exam will take place on the second Monday of the month. 

Students wishing to take a paper version of the exam close to home with an approved proctor can do so with the permission of the instructor. Please contact us for information at or (207) 602-2494. For a detailed Exam Policy please see course syllabus.

Online Exams
For instructions on taking online exams visit, ProctorU .

Academic Policy

Course Length and Extensions:

  1. Courses in the CDE program are equivalent to one-semester courses designed to be completed in 16 weeks.
  2. Many students are nontraditional students who have elected an online course for its flexibility. Therefore students may complete this course in less than 16 weeks.  Students who do not complete coursework within 16 weeks may request a six week incomplete extension at the discretion of the instructor.

Upon completion of a course, the faculty member submits a grade for each student.  Below average work (below a grade of "C") will be considered a failing grade  The instructor will notify students once their final grade has been calculated.

Withdrawal from the Course and Refunds

Enrollment for courses begins on the day noted in the "shopping cart" section.  Students may withdraw from the course during the first 28 days after date of enrollment. In this case a “Withdraw (W)” will be entered on the official transcript.  The withdrawal date will be the date that written notice of the withdrawal such as email, fax, or the University of New England receives letter; verbal notification is not sufficient. During this 28 day withdraw period, a percentage of the student’s tuition, but not the registration or laboratory fees, will be refunded according to the following schedule: 100% of tuition refunded for withdrawal within 14 calendar days; 66% of tuition refunded for withdrawal from 15 to 21 calendar days; 33% of tuition refunded for withdrawal from 22 to 28 calendar days.  No refund will be made after 29 calendar days.

After the 28-day withdrawal period, students may still withdraw from the course at any time they wish before taking the final exam.  In this instance, either a “Withdraw Pass (WP)” or a “Withdraw Fail (WF)” will be entered on the student’s transcript depending on the student’s academic standing, based on the quiz grades taken up to the time the student withdraws.  Again, the University of New England must be notified in writing of the withdrawal.

All requests for withdrawal should be directed to:
Ms Angela Morse
Basic Sciences Department
University of New England
11 Hills Beach Road,
Biddeford, ME  04005
Phone: (207)-602-2494
Fax:     (207)-602-5931

Financial Information

We do not accept any type of financial aid or payment plan at this time, with the exception of military assistance.  Students are expected to make payment in full at the point of checkout.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2013-2014 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication August 12, 2013.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.