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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of Letters & Science

Pre-Dentistry

Jenny 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 precalculus. 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 352 (330)

Vertebrate Form and Function

4

 Bio Sci 370 (320)  Animal Physiology

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

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

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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