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Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Studies in Biomedical Sciences

The Biomedical Sciences major at Marquette University is an outstanding program of study that uniquely prepares students to study medicine and dentistry, as well as a variety of health-related professions.  Students begin with foundational studies in the natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics) and humanities (including philosophy, sociology, literature, history, and ethics) delivered through the university’s core curriculum. Then, beginning early in the sophomore year, students embark on a unique sequence of medically-focused science courses, all taught from the perspective of human health and disease.  This sequence begins with human anatomy, which includes an elective course in dissection of human cadavers (gross anatomy), and continues with courses in biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, medical genetics and more.

This combination of extensive coursework in the human medical sciences with education in the humanities and social sciences uniquely prepares students for the rigors of medical and dental school. In fact, there exist only a handful of similar undergraduate programs in biomedical sciences nationally, none of which include all of these facets. Graduates of the biomedical sciences program at Marquette are accepted to medical and dental schools at extremely high rates, and once there, thrive in the competitive environment of professional schools by virtue of their unique educational background.


Why study Biomedical Sciences at Marquette?


Pre-Dental Scholars Program

Pre-dent is not a major at Marquette. It is a statement of your intention to go to dental school someday. Students in our accelerated program receive their undergraduate degrees with conditional acceptance into Marquette's School of Dentistry, the only dental school in Wisconsin. Pre-dental scholars complete their undergraduate portion in three years, then take courses that count toward their bachelor's and dental degrees in the fourth year. Pre-dental scholars get both degrees in seven years.


Biomedical Sciences Courses include (but not limited to):


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