The Pre-dental program is the first step to pursuing a career in the field of dentistry. As a liberal arts university, Assumption offers students the knowledge necessary for entrance to and success in medical and/or dental school.

The Pre-dental program is the first step to pursuing a career in the field of dentistry. As a liberal arts university, 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 dentistry major in biology, however, it is possible to choose other majors and still prepare for such a career.

Designed for flexibility, Assumption’s program combines a major in Biology, Chemistry, or Health Sciences with the Concentration in Pre-Clinical Health Professions. This interdisciplinary concentration provides the student with the strong background in mathematics, science, and the social sciences necessary for successful graduate study in dentistry.  Pre-dental students work closely with Professor Steven Theroux, Assumption’s Health Professions Coordinator to develop their course schedule in accordance with their professional ambitions and personal academic interests.

If you are interested in pursuing dentistry, know that a dedicated faculty advisor will work with you during your four years at Assumption to help you achieve that goal.

Program Contact

Brian K. Niece, Ph.D

Department Chair, Biological and Physical Sciences, Professor of Chemistry
508-767-7209 Testa Science Center - Room 209

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All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
Students from 29 states and 21 countries
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Program Curriculum

  • Courses Offered
    BIO 160 Concepts in Biology
    BIO 220 Genetics
    BIO 240 Human Anatomy
    BIO 250 OR BIO 340 Microbiology OR Cellular Biology
    BIO 370 Physiology
    CHE 131-132 General Chemistry I and II (Note CHE132 requires MAT114 or higher as a pre-requisite.)
    CHE 201-202 Organic Chemistry I and II
    CHE 414 Biochemistry
    MAT 114 OR MAT 117 Elementary Functions OR Calculus I
    PHY 201-202 General Physics I and II
    PSY 101 General Psychology Statistics
    PSY 265 OR SOC 300 OR ECO115
    HSC 100 Systems Approach to Delivering Health Care
    SOC 121 Principles of Sociology
    Course Descriptions

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Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

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At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.


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