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The suggested schedule of courses and other requirements described below are general requirements to prepare the student for admission to dental schools. Some dental schools may have different requirements and students should contact schools of interest concerning their requirements at the earliest possible opportunity.
Students interested in dental school should earn at least a 3.5 GPA in coursework.
Science courses that must be completed include:
- one year of biology
- one year of general chemistry
- one year of organic chemistry
- one year of physics.
Recommended elective biology courses include:
- Comparative Animal Physiology
- Molecular Biology
- Science, Technology and Society
- and other appropriate courses.
Medical and dental schools all want to see that an applicant has taken a rigorous schedule of demanding courses and performed extremely well. Grade point averages for entering dental students average 3.4 to 3.5 or higher.
Freshman through junior years
- Take most of the coursework for the biology major.
- Take at least one semester of independent study research with a biology faculty member.
- Gain significant patient contact experience. Engage in community service.
- Participate in other university and Biology Department activities.
- Get to know the faculty of the department outside of class. They will provide those necessary letters of recommendation at application time.
February of the junior year
- Register to take the DAT exam.
April of the junior year
- Take the DAT exam.
June between junior and senior years
- Submit the AADSAS application. Supplemental applications from individual schools will be sent shortly after the schools receive the AADSAS form. Complete and send supplemental applications back in two weeks or less.