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 1001/1002/2001/2002/3001/3002/4001/4002 

Science Boot Camp: Development of Biology Scholars

BIOL 1405Modern Concepts in Biology I

BIOL 1406Modern Concepts in Biology II
BIOL 2405Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2406Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 1401 General Chemistry
CHEM 1402 General Chemistry
CHEM 3402 Organic Chemistry
CHEM 3403 Organic Chemistry
MATH 1405Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
PHYS 1401General Physics I
PHYS 1402General Physics II
plus at least two courses selected from:
BIOL 3403Vertebrate Embryology
BIOL 3404Genetics (S-L)
BIOL 3406Pathophysiology
BIOL 3409Microbiology
BIOL 4401Vertebrate Physiology
BIOL 4403Histology

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.

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 before transferring 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.

Program Contact:  Dr. Mark Bloom



Additional Pre-professional Programs for the Health Professions

Additional pre-professional programs are available in pharmacy, physical therapy, 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, 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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