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Pre-Dental

Pre-dental students can major in any subject as long as they fulfill the pre-requisite course requirements for the schools that they are applying to.  EKU currently has two science majors with pre-dental concentrations.  Find the curriculum planners for these majors here.   Learn more about choosing a pre-dental major here and about becoming a dentist here.

Important Dates

Students must apply to dental school one full academic year before they plan to attend (for example the spring of junior year).  Depending on the timing of a student's application he/she may have to take a gap year.  Application to Dental School Cycle dates are available online here.  Information on applying to take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) is available online here.

General Dental School Prerequisite Courses

  • English: ENG 101 and ENG 102
  • Introductory Biology: BIO 111/111L and BIO 112/112L
  • Introductory Chemistry: CHE 111/111L and CHE 112/112L
  • Organic Chemistry: CHE 361/361L and CHE 362/362L
  • Introductory Physics: PHY 131 and 132 or PHY 201 and 202
  • Introductory Biochemistry: CHE 430
  • Microbiology: BIO 320

Recommended Courses

  • Human Anatomy: BIO 171
  • Human or Animal Physiology: BIO 301 or BIO 348
  • Anthropology: ANT 120, 201, 306, 377, and/or 385
  • Psychology or Sociology: PSY 200 or SOC 131

Recommended Extracurricular Experiences

Dental Admission Test (DAT)

http://www.ada.org/dat.aspx

Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)

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

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

http://www.adea.org/

American Student Dental Association (ASDA)

https://www.asdanet.org/

Individual dental schools may require additional application materials, so it is important to research each school to ensure that your application is complete.

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