University of Maine at Farmington 2021-2022 Catalog

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Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.
Following are the requirements for official University of Maine at Farmington minors. Contact the chairperson of the department offering the minor for an application.
*Starred courses have pre-requisites not included in the minor requirements.

Pre-Professional Health

The Pre-Professional Health minor is for non-science majors at UMF who are interested in attending medical schools, veterinary schools, pharmacy schools, dental schools, optometry schools, physician assistant programs, physical therapy schools, chiropractic schools or similar post-graduate programs in health related fields. The minor ensures that these students take the biology, chemistry, and physics they need to maximize their chances for a successful application.


Biology 8-16 credits from:       

BIO 141 The Living Earth: Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity    4   

BIO 142 The Living Earth: The Cellular and Molecular World        4  

BIO 150N Human Anatomy & Physiology I                                    4

BIO 152 Human Anatomy & Physiology II                                     4

Chemistry 8-16 credits from:       

CHY 141 General Chemistry I                                                       4               

CHY 142 General Chemistry II                                                      4

CHY 241 Organic Chemistry I                                                       4

CHY 242 Organic Chemistry II                                                      4

Physics 4-8 credits from:        

PHY 141 General Physics I                                                            4

PHY 142 General Physics II                                                           4

A minimum of one third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for a minor to be awarded.

The exact number of credits in each discipline will depend on the professional school.  

Only C- or better grades in the above courses will count toward the minor.

Learning Goals:

Students will acquire scientific knowledge in biology, chemistry and physics necessary for admission to professional health careers.

Assessment Criteria:

Most professional schools have an entrance examination that could be used as an assessment tool.

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