Biology - Pre Dental

Biology (BS) Pre-Dental

The Biology (BS) Pre-Professional specialization allows students the flexibility to apply to graduate programs in the professional field of their choice. The Pre-Dental program, a track within this specialization, specifically prepares students to apply to dental schools following graduation. The curriculum offers electives such as histology, embryology and parasitology; success in these topics will increase a student’s competitiveness during the application process.

Where are Our Pre-Dental Graduates? (Since 2008)

  • Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • LECOM School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Dentistry at University of California, San Francisco

Student Organizations

Students in the Biology (BS) Pre-Dental program have the opportunity to continue learning outside of the classroom by joining Barry’s Pre-Dental Club, Tri-Beta Honor Society and many other biology-related student organizations.

For a full listing of biology-related student organizations at Barry, visit  

Program Overview: Pre-Professional Specialization

This major requires a minimum of 40 credits including Biology 104, 112, 216, 341 and at least one course from each of the following core areas:

  • Growth and Development (Human or Comparative Anatomy)
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology (Cell Biology or Microbiology)
  • Physiological and Biochemical Principles (Human or Comparative Physiology)
  • Environmental Biology (Ecology or Marine Biology or Environmental Science)
  • Biological Theory (Evolution or Seminar or Virology)

Students must also fulfill the following non-biological requirements:

  • Chemistry (16 semester hours)
  • Calculus (Note prerequisites)
  • Physics (8 semester hours)
  • Theology or Philosophy (Bioethics or Environmental Ethics)

Note: Students planning to teach at the secondary level should add Biology 476.

For a full listing of requirements, including course numbers, visit