Coe science students


Ben Jacobson

Ben Jacobson ’17 

Biology, neuroscience and pre-dentistry

Ben completed a Health and Science Internship through Coe where he shadowed professionals at multiple dental practices in Cedar Rapids. He was connected to these opportunities by Coe alum and member of the Board of Trustees, Dr. David Gehring ’87. Ben is now in dental school at the University of Iowa.

Why Pre-Dental at Coe?

The areas of study available at Coe provide excellent preparation for students seeking to enter a professional school or graduate program. As early as possible in their undergraduate years, students should coordinate a four-year academic program with the entrance requirements of the graduate institutions in which they are interested.
The course of study for Coe pre-dentistry normally includes an emphasis on biology and chemistry, with additional related study possible in physics and mathematics. Coe's biology, chemistry and pre-med clubs can help you meet and interact with students who share your interests.
Because some students at Coe College are interested in careers in dentistry, special faculty advisors are available to confer with those who want to fulfill the requirements for entrance into postgraduate education for this area. Your Coe advisor can facilitate internships and other practical experiences to help you learn more about the professional specialties in which you are interested.