Pre-Dental - Associate in Science

Program/CIP Code: PRE.DENT.AS/24.0101
Credits Required: 68
Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology
The Pre-Dental Program is designed to prepare students for entry into dental school. The program is a rigorous science and math-based program that can be combined with any major. It is important to note that the Pre-Dental Program is not a major but rather a program consisting of 69-70 credit hours.

These courses serve as the prerequisites for application to dental school. The pre-dental advisers can assist students in tandem with their major adviser. The pre-dental advisor informs the student of prerequisite courses, admissions test dates, and application deadlines, as well as provides workshops and letters of evaluation for application to dental school. Students should check specific requirements of the four-year college where they plan to transfer and specific requirements of the Dental college(s) where they plan to apply for admission. Students should select honors courses whenever they are offered.

The following program provides a foundation of general education while fulfilling prerequisites for the study of dentistry. Students should select honors courses whenever they are offered.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102

Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151  or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
Humanities Elective (2 disciplines) 6
Social Science Elective (2 disciplines) 6
MATH 0120 Calculus I (Non-Engineering)** 3
CHEM 0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
BIOL 0135 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4
Total General Education Requirements 33
*See course syllabi for program course prerequisites.
**Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy and Lab 4
BIOL 0261 Microbiology 3
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Lab 2
CHEM 0112 College Chemistry II and Lab 5
CHEM 0211 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 0213 Organic Chemistry I Lab 2
CHEM 0212 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 0214 Organic Chemistry II Lab 2
NASC 0231 General Physics I and Lab 5
NASC 0232 General Physics II and Lab 5
Total Program Requirements 34
*See course syllabi for program course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 68

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