Pre-Dental

REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED COURSEWORK

Most Dental Schools require the following courses as part of the undergraduate preparation.

Required
Concepts in Biology
BI 111/113, BI 112/114
Anatomy & Physiology
BI 131, 132

General Chemistry
CH 151/153, CH 152/154

Organic Chemistry
CH 221/223,  CH 222/224
Biochemistry:
CH 341, 343
Math/Calculus/Stats:
1 semester MA 140
1 semester MA 131
Physics
PY 111/113, PY 112/114
Humanities
English Composition
FY 125 and ENCC 102
Psychology
PS 101
Some Schools Require
Microbiology: BI 230
Calculus:  MA 151
Anatomy and Physiology:
BI 131/133, BI 132/134
   or
Vertebrate and Systems Physiology:
BI 245 and BI 312
Recommended
Cell Biology: BI 311


UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND INTERNSHIPS

Undergraduate research in the sciences is strongly recommended. Internships or experiences with dental offices or clinics are strongly encouraged.  Often a letter of recommendation from a dentist is needed for your application to dental school.  

NB: Students should always check individual dental schools for individual course requirements. Individual schools have specific undergraduate curriculum requirements.The list above is a generic list.