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Commonly Required Courses

The following courses are the most commonly required by dental schools as prerequisites. Students should always check their prerequisite classes against their top choices of schools, as schools do vary by requirement.

  • MATH 170** OR 172** (Intuitive Calculus OR Calculus I)
  • MATH 311 (Statistics) - MATH 130, or higher, is a prerequisite
  • CHEM 181**, 182, 183* with labs (General Chemistry)
  • BIOL 181, 182, 183 with labs (General Biology)
  • CHEM 361, 362, 363 with labs (Organic Chemistry)
  • CHEM 431, 432, lab may not be required (Biochemistry)
  • BIO 355 & 356 (Human Anatomy & Physiology)
  • ENG 101**, 102**, and 310 (English Composition I & II and Technical Writing)
  • BIO 323 (Microbiology)
  • PSY 101** (General Psychology)
  • COM 207** OR COM 302** (Interpersonal OR Multicultural Communication)
  • ECON 201** (Microeconomics)
  • PHIL 104** OR PHIL 308 (Moral Controversies OR Medical Ethics)

*MATH 153 is a prerequisite

**General Education Course

In addition, students should take a broad range of humanities and social sciences electives, such as Sociology, Psychology, Humanities, Philosophy, or Literature.

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