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:
Science Boot Camp: Development of Biology Scholars
1405Modern Concepts in Biology I
BIOL 1406Modern Concepts in Biology II
Anatomy and Physiology I (S-L)
Anatomy and Physiology II (S-L)
and Analytic Geometry I
plus at least two courses selected from:
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.
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
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:
(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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