Medical and dental schools designate certain required courses as prerequisites for admission, among which are eight to 20 credit hours of biology, 16 to 20 hours of chemistry, four to eight hours of mathematics and eight hours of physics. Some schools require study in rhetoric, foreign language, behavioral sciences, social sciences and others.
Students plan a pre-medical or pre-dental program in consultation with faculty advisers. The early selection of a professional school presents the opportunity to effectively plan for the completion of required courses for professional school, while at the same time developing a major in the student’s choice of discipline.
Typical pre-medical and pre-dental programs are listed below. Students with majors in other disciplines should consult with faculty advisers for details of such programs.
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