Department of Biology

If you have a passion for ridding the world of plaque and gingivitis, consider dental school after graduation!


You can choose any major during your time at PLNU, but most schools encourage a broad liberal arts background, focusing specifically on behavioral and natural sciences, the humanities, and mathematics.

PLNU's pre-dental and pre-med cooperative programs are presided over by Kerry D. Fulcher, Ph.D, chair of the biology department. Admission to medical school requires one year each of general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, and physics, and one semester of calculus. Faculty members are available to advise and encourage students, write recommendation letters, facilitate entrance exams and practice interviews, and critique application materials.

Career Opportunities

  • Doctor
  • Health care professional
  • Dentist
  • Dental assistant