Pre-dental studies

The Biomedical Sciences major at Marquette provides powerful preparation for students planning to study dentistry. The opportunity to study distinctively human sciences courses at the undergraduate level is exceedingly rare. In fact, the Marquette biomedical sciences curriculum, taught by faculty scientists, is unique.

Students in this program pursue coursework in the anatomical sciences (including gross anatomy and head & neck anatomy), biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and molecular genetics, all taught from a clinical, human perspective, and by the same faculty members that teach these disciplines to students in Marquette's School of Dentistry. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to acquire the concepts, principals, facts and terminology fundamental to dental science and practice.

The program boasts exceptionally high acceptance rates to dental schools, as well as tremendous success in competing within professional dental curricula. Our graduates have gone on to study dentistry at numerous institutions across the nation, including:

  • Creighton University School of Dentistry
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Marquette University School of Dentistry
  • Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine
  • The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
  • Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Biomedical Sciences Pre-Dental Post-Baccalaureate Program (BMPD)

In partnership with the Marquette University School of Dentistry, the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences offers a pre-dental program for dental applicants with completed bachelor's degrees looking to enhance their applications and science background. Not for graduates of our biomedical sciences major.