This LLC is open to students planning on going to medical or dental school.
Students in this LLC enroll in courses together both in the fall and spring.
Fall: US1100, BIO 1330 (Functional Biology), BIO 1130 Lab (Functional Biology Lab), CHEM 1141 (General Chemistry | Lab), CHEM 1341 (General Chemistry I)
Spring: BIO 1331 (Organismal Biology), BIO 1131 (Organismal Biology Lab), CHEM 1142 (General Chemistry II Lab), CHEM 1342 (General Chemistry II)
This LLC is located in Tower Hall.
Dr. Marilyn Banta is a senior lecturer in the Department of Biology (Supple 346, 512.245.3367).
Dr. Banta is one of several pre-health advisors on campus that assist Texas State students who are planning to apply to health-related professional programs like medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry, vet, or PA school. She has been the advisor for the Pre-Med/Pre-Dent Learning Community since its inception in 2009 and loves working with this highly motivated and hard-working group of LC students .
Dr. Banta is proud to be an army brat and that she has lived in 13 different states. In 2008, she and her husband moved to San Marcos and this marked the fourth time she has lived in the state of Texas. Other Texas homes have been Mineral Wells, El Paso, and College Station. When she is not advising pre-health students or teaching biology courses, Dr. Banta is busy being a mom to her daughter Natalie. She volunteers at the Hays County Animal Shelter and serves as the president of the PTO at her daughter’s elementary school.
Past events include "Meet the Professor," job shadowing, "Science Jeopardy," "Capture the Flag in the Quad," midnight river floats, academic advising, CPR certification, student organization meetings (Medical Explorers and Pre-Med/Pre-Dent Society), GOAL challenge course at University Camp, "Fahrenheight 911," resume building, "Diversity Jelly Beans," "Family Dinner with Dr. Banta," "How to Prepare for Medical School," STEM Job Fair and Health Professions Job Fair sponsored by Career Services, "Why Go to Dental School presentation," and weekly study groups.
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|Community||Requirements to Join||Deadline||Additional Requirements|
|Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental||Any major. Preference for Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry majors.||open until full||Supplemental application including SAT/ACT scores.|