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 also 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 150 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

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Biology 100, 203, or 211.
BIOL 336                Principles of Human Physiology

Prerequisite: Completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.A.2. Life Sciences. If a biological sciences course is not taken to satisfy General Education II.A.2. Life Sciences, a college course in biological sciences is required.

BIOL 350                     General Microbiology

Prerequisites: Biology 203, 203L, 204, 204L; Chemistry 232, 232L

CHEM 365                  Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology

Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 203L and CHEM 232, 232L

 

These courses are not required but may be of interest

BIOL 215         Biostatistics

BIOL 249         Careers in Health Professions

BIOL 340A      Preventive Dentistry

BIOL 352         Genetics and Evolution

BIOL 474         Histology

BIOL 485         Principles of Immunology

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