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Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Offered in: CHICAGO


Pre-professional students, especially those majoring in nonscience areas, are strongly urged to consult a pre-professional advisor in the Department of Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences as early as possible in their college career.


The formal requirements of dental, medical, and veterinary schools vary; however, in recent years nearly all students have earned at least a bachelor’s degree before admission. Most students have majored in one of the sciences, frequently in biology or chemistry; however, applicants may complete a major sequence in any undergraduate subject, including the humanities and social sciences. There are several courses that are required by virtually every health science school in the United States. These minimum course requirements and the Roosevelt University courses are given below.

  BIOL 201 Organismic Biology .....5
  BIOL 301 Cellular and Molecular Biology .....5
  CHEM 201 General Chemistry I .....5
  CHEM 202 General Chemistry II .....5
  CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I .....5
  CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II .....5
  ENG 101 Introduction to Composition .....3
  ENG 102 Argument, Analysis, Research .....3
  MATH 121 College Algebra .....3
  MATH 122 Precalculus .....3
  PHYS 201 Introductory Non-Calculus-Based Physics I .....5
  PHYS 202 Introductory Non-Calculus-Based Physics II .....5

Among other courses recommended by a number of health science schools are genetics, development, biochemistry, microbiology, psychology, anthropology, calculus, statistics, and courses in humanities and social sciences.

The potential applicant should plan to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Dental Admissions Test (DAT) or Veterinary College Admissions Test (VCAT) no later than one year before the prospective date of entrance. These nationally administered tests are given twice a year, spring and fall; information regarding these tests is available at the University’s advising centers as well as in the of Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences.