Advising Course Plan - Health Sciences Major - Dental School Interest

Dentistry (DMD) – with Chemistry minor

Those interested in pursuing a career as a Dentist (thus earning a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, DMD) should plan on completing a common core of prerequisite course work (*), obtaining patient contact hours or experience in dentistry, and taking the DAT standardized exam (some schools have minimum score requirements, for example a 15 in each section). Some requirements may differ from the ones listed below depending on the DMD program in which you may be interested, so please make sure to look at various graduate program requirements for different universities. You will want to begin looking at universities’ requirements during your 1st year as an undergraduate to better prepare you for graduate programs. Of course, you will need to make sure you satisfy all the Health Sciences (HLSC) major requirements listed in the course catalog (the plan below should allow you to do this).

There is a centralized application process through the American Dental Education Association called the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS):

http://www.adea.org/dental_education_pathways/aadsas/Applicants/Pages/default.aspx

Generally, at least a 3.0 GPA is commonly expected among dental programs.

First Year
FallUnits
BIOL 141P1,*Introductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
HLSC 219W1Health and Wellness1
FSEM 1001First Year Seminar1
Writing or General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course)11
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 142P1,*Introductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
PSYC 101S1,*Introduction to Psychology1
MATH 141Q1,*Calculus I with Analytic Geometry1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course)11
 Term Units4
Summer II
Plan on setting up opportunities for patient contact hours. 
 Term Units0
Second Year
Fall
HLSC 201P1,*Human Anatomy and Physiology I1
CHEM 141P*General Chemistry I1
BIOL 3011,*Microbiology1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course)1
 Term Units4
Spring
HLSC 2021Anatomy and Physiology II1
CHEM 142P*General Chemistry II1
BIOL 302
or 4201
Genetics
Molecular Biology
1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course)11
 Term Units4
Summer II
Take the DAT in preparation for DMD program applications - by the end of summer before Fourth Year. 
 Term Units0
Third Year
Fall
HLSC 3091Research Methods in the Health Sciences1
CHEM 201*Organic Chemistry I1
PHYS 121P
or 141P*
College Physics I
University Physics I
1
Junior Seminar1
 Term Units4
Spring
HLSC 4981Senior Research Proposal1
PUBH 308QHealth and Medical Statistics1
PHYS 122P
or 142P*
College Physics II
University Physics II
1
CHEM 301*Organic Chemistry II1
 Term Units4
Fourth Year
Fall
HLSC 4991Senior Research Project1
HLSC 4111Exercise Physiology1
CHEM 204*Biochemistry I1
PHIL 316E1Bio-Medical Ethics (or equivalent; or HLSC elective; or other Personal & Social Responsibility course (R, E W, D, J))1
 Term Units4
Spring
HLSC elective (HLSC 200W recommended)11
Additional 200+ level CHEM course to satisfy Chemistry minor requirement1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course) or Elective1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course) or Elective1
 Term Units4
Total Unit: 32
1

 Required for HLSC major.

*

 Common core of prerequisite course work.