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Pre-Dental

Course requirements for admission to various dental schools are similar. They include specified courses in the behavioral sciences, biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, and physics. Students should plan to complete a baccalaureate degree with a major and minor of their choice. Normally, the American Dental Association Dental Admission Test (DAT) is taken in the spring of the junior year and applications for dental school are submitted the following summer. Pre-dental students who are not majoring in the sciences should have both an academic and pre-dental advisor. Minimum course requirements are as follows: 6 hours of behavioral science (PSY 201, SOC 101); BIO 111-112; CHE 111-112, 211-212; ENG 101-102, 211-212; MAT 131-132 or 6 hours of advanced mathematics electives; PHY 101-102 or 211-212; 4 hours of advanced biology or chemistry (laboratory required) and 29 additional hours of approved general electives.