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:
1405Modern Concepts in Biology I
BIOL 1406Modern Concepts in Biology II
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
1303 College Algebra (or MATH 1307 or MATH 1405)
2301 Elementary Probability and Statistics
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) 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
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 Embryology
BIOL 3404 Genetics (S-L)
BIOL 3406 Pathophysiology
BIOL 3409 Microbiology
BIOL 4403 Histology
CHEM 1401 General Chemistry
CHEM 1402 General Chemistry
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 Abnormal Behavior
PSYC 4316 Human Growth and Development
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
*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
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:
(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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