Pre-Dental and Pre-Medical Programs

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The pre-dental and pre-medical programs are designed to prepare students for entrance to medical and dental schools. Qualified Dallas Baptist University students have been very successful in gaining admission to these schools. Students planning a career in medicine or dentistry should earn the bachelor's degree before beginning professional study. The student may major in any discipline, taking as electives the courses needed to meet entrance requirements of schools of dentistry and medicine. A sound liberal arts education is a common prerequisite for admission to professional schools.

The following courses meet the requirements for entrance to medical and dental schools in Texas:

BIOL 1405Modern Concepts in Biology I

BIOL 1406Modern Concepts in Biology II
BIOL 2405Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2406Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 3401Biochemistry
CHEM 1401 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1402 General Chemistry II
CHEM 3402 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3403 Organic Chemistry II
MATH 1303
    College Algebra (or MATH 1307 or MATH 1405)

MATH 2301    Elementary Probability and Statistics
PHYS 1401General Physics I
PHYS 1402General Physics II

Students interested in entering the pre-dental or pre-medical program should confer with the pre-professional advisor as early as possible for assistance in planning schedules to meet the pre-professional requirements.

Pre-Physical Therapy Program

Dallas Baptist University offers a Pre-Physical Therapy Program that will prepare students for admission in to Physical Therapy School. The Biology Department of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Kinesiology Department of the Dorothy M. Bush College of Education have incorporated the necessary prerequisites for PT school into specialized B.S. Biology and B.S. Kinesiology (Exercise Science concentration) degrees, respectively. Qualified students who complete either the BIOL or KNES degree will have the required prerequisites for applying to Physical Therapy Schools in Texas. Students will work with advisors who will help them to complete the courses needed for application to PT School and their degree.


The following courses are required for admission to Physical Therapy School:


BIOL 1405     Modern Concepts in Biology I

BIOL 1406     Modern Concepts in Biology II

BIOL 2302     Medical Terminology for Health Professions

BIOL 2405     Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2406     Human Anatomy and Physiology II


BIOL upper-level course.  Choose two from the following:

BIOL 3403  Vertebrate Embryology

BIOL 3404  Genetics (S-L)

BIOL 3406  Pathophysiology

BIOL 3409  Microbiology

BIOL 4403  Histology


CHEM 1401     General Chemistry I

CHEM 1402     General Chemistry II

PHYS 1401     General Physics I

PHYS 1402     General Physics I

MATH 1303     College Algebra

MATH 2301     Elementary Probability and Statistics

PSYC 1301     General Psychology


PSYC upper-level course.  Choose one from the following:

PSYC 4303  Social Psychology

PSYC 4305   Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

PSYC 4316   Human Growth and Development




Pre-Nursing Program

Dallas Baptist University is committed to producing servant leaders who have the ability to impact the world of health care for Christ. Building on the excellence of our biology and pre-medical programs, DBU has established a Transfer Student Articulation Agreement with the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas.

The program provides DBU pre-nursing students with a clear path to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. These students have the opportunity to complete their education from two respected institutions who both educate within a Christian environment, while training for God's call on their lives.

Through this special program, qualified pre-nursing students attend DBU to earn the first 70 hours of coursework, completing the Associate of Science degree at DBU, before applying to Baylor's School of Nursing to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  DBU students may remain in DBU housing while completing their degree in nursing at Baylor.

General Studies Curriculum leading to Baylor University's B.S. in Nursing

BIOL 2305 Introduction to Nutrition (S-L)* (or BIOL 4305)
BIOL 2405 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2406 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 3409 Microbiology
CHEM 1401 General Chemistry I
DCM 2301 Developing a Christian Mind
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 23** World Literature [2301 or 2302]
FOUN 1101 Foundations for Excellence
HIST **** History 13** or 23**
MATH 1301 Math for the Liberal Arts (or MATH 1303 or 1405)
MATH 2301 Elementary Probability and Statistics
POLS 2301 American National Government
POLS 2302 State and Local Governments
PSYC 1301 General Psychology
PSYC 4316 Human Growth and Development
RELI 1301 Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 New Testament Survey
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
SPAN 1401 Introduction to Spanish I
SPAN 1402 Introduction to Spanish II


*A service-learning component is required for BIOL 2305 for all students pursuing the Associate of Science degree.


These courses can be completed in the freshman and sophomore years under three different degree plans.

Program Contact:  Dr. Mark Bloom



Additional Pre-professional Programs for the Health Professions

Additional pre-professional programs are available in pharmacy, occupational therapy, physician's assistant, optometry, and veterinary science.

Upon completion of the pre-professional course of study at Dallas Baptist University, the student is eligible to seek admission to a health professions school for completion of the professional degree. The student should consult the DBU pre-health sciences advisor for specific requirements for admission to these programs.

To learn more about any of the Pre-Professional Programs, contact the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics:

214.333.5303 or


(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.


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