Recommended Coursework

The following is a general list of pre-requisite courses most dental schools require of incoming students. For a particular school you are interested in applying to make sure you research their website for specific requirements and discuss it with your academic advisor. Most dental schools will require a minimum GPA of 2.75-3.0 and will not accept classes with a grade lower than a C. While it is not required that you have a bachelors degree, most dental schools prefer that you do.


Required classes:  (CSU course numbers)

1 year English (ENG 127 & 128 or 123 & 124)

1 semester Speech (SPCH 203)

1 year  College Biology with labs (BIOL 1710, ZOOL 2040 & BOT 2050)

1 year General Chemistry with labs (CHEM 1550 & 1560)

1 year Organic Chemistry with labs (CHEM 2510 & 2540)

1 year Physics with labs (PHYS 1510 &1520)

1.5 years Mathematics (MATH 1620, 1630 & 2610)


Recommended courses:

Psychology (PSYC 141 )

Anatomy (ZOOL 2050 )

Physiology (PSYL 2040)
 
Cell Biology-Lecture (BIO 3050)
 
Cell Biology-Lab (BIO 4520)
 
Genetics (BIO 3040)
 
Immunology (BIO 4170)

Biochemistry 1  (CHEM 4302)

Microbiology (BIOL 2059)


            *These classes are required at a number of dental schools.

              Be sure to check the website of each school you are interested in applying to.