PreDentistry Curriculum

Pre-Dentistry is a track made up of pre-requisite courses you complete along with a major of your choice. This prepares you for admission into a Dentistry Doctoral program. Most Dentistry programs require a bachelor's degree of your choice before entry.

The American Dental Education Association has posted a Table of Required and Recommended courses at different Dental Schools.

View KU's prerequisite list of PreDentistry students.

Sequencing

  • If you are a qualified Missouri or Kansas resident, apply for UMKC's Reserved Admission Program (RAP) immediately after completing your fourth full semester.
  • It is best to take CHEM 130 and BIOL 150 is the same semester. At KU, students can only take BIOL 150 concurrently or after they have completed a semester of college Chemistry (CHEM 130).
  • Students interested in PreDentistry at KU with the idea of graduating in 4 years - it is best to come calculus eligible so you can begin taking science coursework your first semester (Math ACT 26 or transfer College Algebra credit).

1st Fall 

1st Spring 

2nd Fall 

2nd Spring 

3rd Fall 

3rd Spring 

4th Fall 

Chemistry I 

Chemistry II 

Organic I 

Organic II 

Physics I 

Physics II 

Anatomy 

Biology I 

Biology II 

Organic I Lab 

Organic II Lab 

Biochemistry 

Physiology 

Anatomy Lab 

  

  

  

Genetics 

Cell Biology 

Physiology Lab 

  

  

  

  

Apply for RAP* 

  

  

  

 

Curriculum Facts:

  • Course Repeat Policy is discouraged for strong applications
  • Credit/NoCredit is not allowed within the PreDentistry track courses
  • KU Core - recommended non-science courses include: ART 122, 131, 132, Spanish and Business courses

Who's my PreDentistry Advisor?

You will be considered a student in whatever major you choose with the addition of your "Pre-Dentistry" interest code. 

If you are still exploring a major or are a Pre-Professional student your advising home will be the Undergraduate Advising Center, 785.864.2834 - EXPLORE.KU.EDU

If you have selected a major you will be advised within your major department. They can assist with your Pre-Dentistry requirements.


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