Admission to medical or dental school requires completion of courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English. While most premedical students graduate from Carroll College with a degree in biology, the choice of a major field of study is left open to the student.
The following are recommended minimum requirements:
Students are encouraged to consult with the pre-medical advisor or pre-dental advisor for other coursework that may be of value and for a description of experiences that are important to have prior to applying to these professional programs.
In almost all cases, students enter medical or dental school after completing a four-year undergraduate program. Occasionally, highly qualified students enter after three years. A student who enters medical or dental school after three years of undergraduate study may receive the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in biology from Carroll College under the following conditions:
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Oregon Health Sciences University
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University of Iowa
Pennsylvania State University
University of North Dakota
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Pacific Northwest University
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Working in the frigid cold of Alaska's northern terrain, Kamey Kapp (class of 2004) commutes from one Eskimo village to the next carrying more than 350 pounds of equipment. She is the only full-time practicing optometrist in the Norton Sound region which spans hundreds of miles.
“Of 36 years of students, Kamey is one of a handful whom I wish I could claim as a daughter,” says Dr. John Salzsieder, a professor of physical chemistry at Carroll. “Kamey isn’t simply making Carroll proud by being very successful professionally. She embraces life with energy and fearlessness that I envy—her adventures overlapping each other.”
This sort of personal connection between professor and student is exactly what Kapp was seeking when she decided to make Carroll her alma mater. Story »