Biology Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Program

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and courses taught at the University of Houston-Victoria fulfill the admissions requirements for most medical and dental schools in the United States and its protectorates.

Pre-medical and pre-dental students are advised that most medical schools require the following courses; however, students are responsible for determining the specific requirements of those medical schools selected for application. A majority of this course work needs to be completed at the lower division.

General Chemistry:
One year with laboratory

Organic Chemistry:
One year with laboratory

General Physics:
One year with laboratory

Calculus:
One-half year

Biology:
Two years, one with laboratory 

Furthermore, students need to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) or the Dental School Admissions Test (DAT) to fulfill admission requirements of most medical and dental schools. These tests are usually taken at the end of the junior year of college. To prepare for these exams, students will also need to take upper division biology courses such as Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Human Physiology and Anatomy. These courses, although not always specified by professional schools, are recommended by the Pre-Professional (Pre-medical, Pre-dental) Advisor at UHV.

Most professional colleges require the completion of a bachelor’s degree and a high GPA to obtain admission. Some schools will admit exceptionally well-qualified students with high grades and MCAT/DAT scores before they complete a bachelor’s degree.