Apr 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry (BS)

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Federal CIP: 51.1102 Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Southern Wesleyan University offers work preparing students to enter medical and dental schools.  The following suggested courses meet the entrance requirements of most medical and dental schools.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry degree are expected to:

  • integrate faith with learning in biology and the ability to discuss ethical implications, even at the global level in biology;
  • develop competency in cellular biology;
  • develop competency in molecular biology and genetics;
  • develop competency in organismal biology, including botany, zoology, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology;
  • develop competency in population biology and ecology; and
  • develop competency in the use of many tools utilized in biology: microscopes (i.e., brightfield, inverted, phase contrast, fluorescent, polarizing), electrophoresis, various types of chromatography, cell culture techniques, various types of spectrophotometry, computerize data acquisition in physiology, and other techniques

Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry BS Requirements

Specified Core Curriculum

Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum  requirements. The following specific core curriculum course(s) is required.


In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry degree, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area. 

  • 4 credits
  • Some institutions may require CHEM 3404 additionally, or in place of CHEM 2514. Students are encouraged to work with their advisor to determine the proper course selection(s).


Core Curriculum  Requirements 40-44 hrs.

Major Requirements 69 hrs.

Electives 7-11 hrs.


Total: 120 hrs.

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