Biology programs

Dentistry

Northwestern’s pre-dental program prepares the student for entrance into a college of dentistry and an eventual career as a doctor of dentistry. Students may be accepted by a college of dentistry after three years of college (minimum of 90-semester hours), but the majority of those accepted have earned a B.A. degree. Specific course requirements vary somewhat between colleges of dentistry in different states. Students should carefully target a particular school(s) and design their curriculum accordingly.

Recommended courses
Courses in writing: 6 credits
BIO 115 - General Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology
BIO 116 - General Biology: Ecology and Organismal Biology
CHE 111 - General Chemistry
CHE 112 - General Chemistry
CHE 321 - Organic Chemistry
CHE 322 - Organic Chemistry
PHY 111 - General Physics I
PHY 112 - General Physics II
A minimum of one course in Biochemistry:
BIO 326x - Biochemistry:Proteins and Metabolism
CHE 326x - Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism
BIO 327 - Biochemistry: Molecular Genetics
Total credits recommended: 42