Dental school course requirements vary somewhat from program to program, but overlap to a significant degree, as can be seen below when comparing current pre-requisites for Indiana University and the University of Louisville. Dental schools tend to recommend an emphasis on biology over chemistry in undergraduate course work, and the general rule of thumb is that the candidates should have had at least one year in each of the following: biology, physics, inorganic chemistry, and organic chemistry. For current requirements for all US Dental Schools, visit GoDental, the ADEA's prospective student website.
When planning your schedule, please consult with an advisor from the Health Careers Advisory Group.
|IU Dental School Prerequisite||Hanover Equivalent|
|Anatomy||KIP 215||Human Anatomy||1|
|Biology||Bio 161/185||General Biology I & II||2|
|Chemistry, Inorganic||Che 161/185||General Chemistry I & II||2|
|Chemistry, Organic||Che 221||Organic Chemistry I||1|
|Biochemistry or Cell Biology||Che 341 or Bio 336||Biochemistry I or Cell Biology||1|
|Physics||Phy 161/185||General Physics I & II||2|
|Psychology||Psy 111||Basic Principles of Psych||1|
|University of Louisville Dental School Prerequisite||Terms|
|Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Histology, Immunology, Microbiology,
Molecular Biology/Genetics, Physiology, Zoology