Degree Type: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry
Program(s) Offered: Preprofessional Program
Prepare for dental school with real, hands-on experience. Study inside one of the region's only educational cadaver labs, or work with some of the most state-of-the-art biology equipment and chemistry laboratories that any undergraduate school our size has to offer. Boost your grad school credentials with a solid internship and research opportunities. Study under some of the most accomplished faculty in the region (and with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be a name here — not a number).
Our graduates have gone on to study at schools including the University of Iowa, Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, among others.
Pre-dentistry majors at Briar Cliff are recommended to select one (or more) of the following majors:
How does life work? Biochemistry helps find the answer, which means it's a great launching point for a career in dentistry — or anything else that has to dow ith nature or science. Simply put, biochemistry is the study of how life works at the molecular level.
This is a more general major, and at first you'll study a broader range of biology-related topics. Then, you'll meet with an advisor to decide the best upper-level courses to take. It's a great "double-major" to add to your medical school credentials.
The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry stresses the biological aspects of chemistry, and works to develop your knowledge base in the areas of inorganic, organic, physical, analytical and biochemistry. You'll also conduct independent research under the mentorship of a faculty member, which will boost your medical school credentials.
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