James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

Admission Requirements

Applicants who will have completed the required prerequisite courses before the dental school starts in early June are invited to apply. Although a minimum of three years of college work (90 semester hours) are required for admission, applicants generally should have completed four years of college work and earned a baccalaureate degree before entrance. In addition, an applicant can only have completed a maximum of 60 semester hours at a junior/community college if all hours are earned before the student enters the third year of study toward a baccalaureate degree.

The dental school does not offer admission with advanced standing. All accepted applicants must enter as first-year students.

Required Prerequisite Courses for Prospective Dental Students

Subject

Semester Hours

General Chemistry (Qualitative Analysis)

8

Organic Chemistry

8

Physics

8

Biology or Zoology

8

English

6

Mathematics

6

Science Electives (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Genetics, etc.)

8


Each science course requirement includes two hours of laboratory work. The biology/zoology requirement may be satisfied by taking four semester hours each in zoology and botany but not by botany alone. Introductory college courses will satisfy the English and math requirements.