Admission Requirements

Students may have a bachelor’s degree in any field but medical or dental school prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment at Baylor University. The program will not fulfill undergraduate medical-based professional school prerequisites. Prior to admission, applicants must have completed the following pre-requisite courses, all with grades of a C or better.

According to the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Services (TMDSAS), these are the following prerequisite courses needed for Medical and Dental School admissions.

Pre-Med Prerequisites

Biological Sciences 14 semester hours (12 semester hours of lecture & 2 semester hours of formal lab) or 21 quarter hours (18 quarter lecture hours & 3 quarter lab hours) of Biological Science.
General Chemistry 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of General Chemistry, including the corresponding laboratory experience. (8 semester hours = 6 hours of lecture & 2 hours of lab; 12 quarter hours = 9 hours of lecture & 3 hours of lab).
Organic Chemistry 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of Organic Chemistry, including the corresponding laboratory experience. (8 semester hours = 6 hours of lecture & 2 hours of lab; 12 quarter hours = 9 hours of lecture & 3 hours of lab).
Biochemistry 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours of Biochemistry.
Physics 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of Physics, including the corresponding laboratory experience. (8 semester hours = 6 hours of lecture & 2 hours of lab; 12 quarter hours = 9 hours of lecture & 3 hours of lab)
English 6 semester hours or 9 quarter hours of college English.
Statistics 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours of Statistics.

Pre-Dental Prerequisites

Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from their completed undergraduate degree.

Biological Sciences 14 semester hours (12 semester hours of lecture & 2 semester hours of formal lab) or 21 quarter hours (18 quarter lecture hours & 3 quarter lab hours) of Biological Science.
General Chemistry 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of General Chemistry, including the corresponding laboratory experience. (8 semester hours = 6 hours of lecture & 2 hours of lab; 12 quarter hours = 9 hours of lecture & 3 hours of lab).
Organic Chemistry 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of Organic Chemistry, including the corresponding laboratory experience. (8 semester hours = 6 hours of lecture & 2 hours of lab; 12 quarter hours = 9 hours of lecture & 3 hours of lab).
Biochemistry 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours of Biochemistry.
Physics 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of Physics, including the corresponding laboratory experience. (8 semester hours = 6 hours of lecture & 2 hours of lab; 12 quarter hours = 9 hours of lecture & 3 hours of lab)
English 6 semester hours or 9 quarter hours of college English.
Statistics 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours of Statistics.

The applicant will be notified to record a video interview if meeting the minimum criteria.

Standardized test scores (optional): GRE or MCAT or DAT

Personal Statement –one page statement that highlights the applicant’s strength as an applicant, motivation for this program, and relevant extracurricular activities

Two (2) letters of recommendation (one from a science faculty member).