Pre-Dentistry
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Pre-Dentistry

Edna Steele, Advisor
Department of Biology

The successful pre-dental student must have a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Applicants should successfully complete as many science courses as possible to prepare for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) and dental school curriculum.

Coursework Credit Hours
Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 190 and CHM 310) 8 hours
Organic Chemistry (CHM 203-204) 8 hours
Quantitative Analysis (CHM 251) 4 hours
Physics (PHY 251-252) 8 hours
Biology (BIO 100 or 202) 8 hours
English (Composition and Literature) 6 hours
Mathematics (Algebra & Calculus) 6 hours
Science Electives (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Genetics, Histology, Physiology, etc.) 8 hours

Application Tips

Courses in business, finance or accounting are also strongly recommended. Volunteer or internship experience in a variety of clinical settings is highly recommended. Early application to the dental school is important. The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has information on the application process and on the Dental Admission Test (DAT) for all member Dental Schools in this country.