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College of Letters and Science

Pre-Dentistry

Jennifer Hack, Student Academic Services, Pre-Dental Advisor, HLT 150, (414) 229-5873, jlrahmer@uwm.edu, www.predental.uwm.edu

Students wishing to become dentists should consult the advisor early in their undergraduate career for help in planning a program. Later, the advisor also can assist students in applying to schools of dentistry.

Most schools of dentistry require a minimum of three years of undergraduate work. Pre-dental students who decide to become degree candidates must fulfill all degree requirements.

The 90 credits required for admission to most schools of dentistry include the following courses: 1 year of English; 2-2.5 years of chemistry, including inorganic and organic chemistry; 1 year of biology (more is advised); 1 year of physics. Most dental schools require mathematics at least through pre-calculus. All science courses must include laboratory work.

Science Courses That Satisfy Dental School Admission Requirements

Bio Sci 150

Foundations of Biological Sciences I

4

Bio Sci 152

Foundations of Biological Sciences II

4

At least one advanced course in biological sciences:

 

Bio Sci 315

Cell Biology

3

Bio Sci 325

Genetics

3

Bio Sci 383

Microbiology

4

Chemistry Courses:

 

 

Chem 102

General Chemistry

5

Chem 104

General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis

5

Chem 343

Organic Chemistry

3

Chem 344

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2

Chem 345

Organic Chemistry

3

Chem 501

Biochemistry

3

Physics Courses:

 

 

Physics 120

General Physics I (Non-Calculus Treatment)

4

Physics 121

General Physics Laboratory I (Non-Calculus Treatment)

1

Physics 122

General Physics II (Non-Calculus Treatment)

4

Physics 123

General Physics Laboratory II (Non-Calculus Treatment)

1

or

 

 

Physics 209

Physics I (Calculus Treatment)

4

Physics 210

Physics II (Calculus Treatment)

4

Physics 214

Lab Physics I (Calculus Treatment)

1

Physics 215

Lab Physics II (Calculus Treatment)

1

or    
Physics 219 Physics I: Calculus-Based, Studio Format
5
Physics 220 Physics II: Calculus-Based, Studio Format
5


Students must achieve satisfactory scores on the Dental Admission Test (DAT). The advisor can provide information regarding the administration of this test. In addition, students are advised to take elective credits to ensure a broad liberal education.

 



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