Planning for a Career as a Physician or a Dentist?
Medicine and dentistry are demanding careers that require arduous preparation. The three phases of training usually include: four years of undergraduate work at a college or university leading to a B.A. or B.S. degree; four years of study at a medical or dental school culminating in an M.D. or D.D.S. degree; and additional years of graduate training for certification in specialized areas.
Towson University is a comprehensive university, which provides the opportunity for all students to obtain a liberal education and to gain knowledge and skills applicable to specific career choices. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for graduation. This includes a series of General Education (GenEd) requirements and completion of a major (approximately 36 credit hours) in one academic discipline. Most Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental students major in biology, chemistry or physics. However, other majors may be selected if the basic science requirements for admission to a professional school are met. These basic requirements are usually at least eight credit hours in general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and biology. Some medical schools also require calculus.