Dental School Academic Preparation

Dental School Academic Preparation (PDF)

 

               These courses meet the requirements for most dental schools and for preparation for the DAT. Dental schools generally do not accept AP credit or on-line courses for these required courses. Be sure to check each dental school’s requirements.

 

               No dental school requires a science major, nor are science majors given extra consideration in the admission process. Becoming a competitive dental school applicant requires more than a solid GPA and DAT score. Be sure you are meeting regularly with your HPAO advisor.

 

One year General Chemistry with Labs

CHEM 200   General Chemistry
Prerequisites: Knowledge of introductory chemistry as demonstrated by completion of CHEM 100 with a grade of C or better, or satisfaction of the Entry-Level Mathematics requirement and qualification on the Chemistry Department Placement Examination.

CHEM 201   General Chemistry
Prerequisite: CHEM 200 or 202 with grade of C or better
One year of Organic Chemistry with Labs

CHEM 232/232L    Organic Chemistry
Prerequisite: CHEM 201 with grade of C or better and credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 232L

CHEM 432/432L    Organic Chemistry
Prerequisite:  CHEM 232 with a grade of C or better and credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 432L

 

One year of Biology with Labs

BIOL 203/203L   Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology
Prerequisite: CHEM 200 and satisfaction of the English placement test requirement

BIOL 204/204L   Principles of Organismal Biology
Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the English placement test requirement. Recommended completion of BIOL 203/203L

 

One year of Physics with Labs

PHYS 180A/182A  Fundamentals of Physics I/Lab
Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the Entry-level Mathematics requirement. Recommended concurrent registration in PHYS 182A

PHYS 180B/182B  Fundamentals of Physics II/Lab
Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the Entry-level Mathematics requirement,  PHYS 180A.  Recommended concurrent registration in PHYS 182B

OR

PHYS 195/195L  Principles of Physics/Lab
Prerequisites: High school physics or PHYS 180A. MATH with a minimum grade of C

PHYS 196/196L  Principles of Physics/Lab
Prerequisites: PHYS 195. MATH 151

 

One year of English

RWS 100   College Composition
Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the SDSU writing competency requirement

RWS 200  Intermediate Composition

Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the SDSU writing competency requirement, RWS 100

 

Courses required by some schools (Be sure to check pre-requisites.)

PSY 101        Introductory Psychology
BIOL 212      Human Anatomy
BIOL 336      Principles of Human Physiology

CHEM 365   Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology

 

Other courses of interest

BIOL 215   Biostatistics

BIOL 249   Careers in Health Professions

BIOL 340A Preventive Dentistry

BIOL 350   General Microbiology

BIOL 352   Genetics and Evolution

BIOL 474   Histology

BIOL 485   Principles of Immunology

BIOL 497   Research

BIOL 585   Cell and Molecular Biology

BIOL 554   Molecular Virology

BIOL 576   Developmental  Biology

BIOL 590   Physiology of Systems

BIOL 436   Physiology Lab

PH 362      International Health

 

 

Additional Resources

www.adea.org/GoDental

www.ada.org/en/education-careers/dental-admission-test

www.asdanet.org