Pre-Dental

Course Information

Program Overview

The Pre-dental program is the first step to pursing a career in the field of Dentistry. As a liberal arts college, Assumption offers students the knowledge necessary for entrance to and success in medical and/or dental school. Most students interested in pursuing a career in Medicine or Dentistry major in Biology, however, it is possible to choose other majors and still prepare for such a career. Although there is no universal standard for medical school admissions, most school requirements would be fulfilled by inclusion of pre-dental courses offered at Assumption.

Pre-dental Courses Offered

  • BIO 160: Concepts in Biology
  • BIO 210: Genetics, BIO 240: Mammalian Anatomy, OR BIO 340: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • CHE 131-132: General Chemistry I and II
  • CHE 201-202: Organic Chemistry I and II
  • PHY 201-202: General Physics I and II
  • ENG 130: English Composition
  • LTE 140: Introduction to Literature

Pre-dental courses that are usually highly recommended include:

  • CHE 414: Biochemistry
  • MAT 117: Calculus I or MAT 131: Honors Calculus I
  • ECO 115 or PSY 265: Statistics

Pre-dental Courses in Psychology and Computer Science

  • Additional courses in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics are helpful

Note these courses reflect a suggested course load. Students should contact their desired schools and Dr. Steven Theroux, advisor to the health professions program, before committing to a plan of study.