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School of Applied Sciences

Pre-Dentistry
Concentration

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Mount Ida’s Pre-dentistry program is a concentration in our Biology major, and is structured for students to take a specific sequence of courses. Our program emphasizes hands-on laboratory instruction and experimentation in our new state-of-the-art laboratories.

Preparation for the real world.

The Pre-Dental Program at Mount Ida College prepares students to pursue a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at another institution after finishing a biology degree. The students are required to take a specific sequence of courses that constitute requirements for most institutions offering a Doctor of Medicine degree. Students interested in the Pre-medical concentration must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 after their first year of courses at Mount Ida College to be allowed to continue this concentration.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Pre-Dentistry Concentration program in our College Catalog.

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Program Requirements - 120-121 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 67 credits- Pre-medicine Concentration Courses
  • 36 credits- All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 18 credits- Open Electives

Examples of courses in the program:

  • BI 108- Biology of Organisms
  • BI 140- Anatomy and Physiology I
  • DH 106- Head and Neck Anatomy and Embryology
  • BI 340- Genetics
  • SC 403- Biochemistry

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate, and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Biology faculty directory.

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Faculty Spotlight

Shanna Nifoussi

Assistant Professor

Students in Professor Nifoussi’s classes instantly know that she is in the classroom and in her field because she loves what she does. It will not matter whether they are studying on the Mount Ida Campus or in Costa Rica, visiting wildlife sanctuaries and learning about sea turtles and mangroves. “I come from a biomedical research background where both my graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowship were completely research-focused. When I am in the classroom I remember what it was ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-2018 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Per Course Fees:

Biology Course with Lab-$80.00

Chemistry Course with Lab-$80.00

Physics Course with Lab-$80.00

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

I love teaching neuroscience, pharmacology, biology, anatomy or any of the fields of natural science.There is so much information and things to learn, that it is impossible to be bored.
Daniel Williams

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Natural & Applied Sciences in the School of Applied Sciences