Pre-Dentistry Courses

The following courses meet requirements at the UMKC School of Dentistry and most dental schools:

  • English Composition I. Satisfied by:  
    ENGL 101 Composition 3
    or ENGL 105 Freshman Honors English
    English Composition II. Satisfied by:  
    ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3
    or ENGL 205 Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar: _____
    Biology I with Lab. Satisfied by:  
    BIOL 150 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology 4
    or BIOL 151 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Honors
    Biology II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:  
    BIOL 152 Principles of Organismal Biology 4
    or BIOL 153 Principles of Organismal Biology, Honors
    General Chemistry I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following: 5
    General Chemistry I  
    Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences I  
    Foundations of Chemistry I, Honors  
    General Chemistry II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following: 5
    General Chemistry II  
    Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences II  
    Foundations of Chemistry II, Honors  
    Organic Chemistry I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following: 5
    Organic Chemistry I
    and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
     
    Organic Chemistry I, Honors
    and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
     
    Organic Chemistry II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following: 5
    Organic Chemistry II
    and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
     
    Organic Chemistry II, Honors
    and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
     
    Physics I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following: 4-5
    College Physics I  
    General Physics I
    and General Physics I Laboratory
     
    General Physics I Honors  
    Physics II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following: 4
    College Physics II  
    General Physics II
    and General Physics II Laboratory
     
    General Physics II Honors  

    The UMKC School of Dentistry also requires:

    Anatomy with lab. Satisfied by: 5
    Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
    and Human Anatomy Observation Laboratory
     
    Physiology with lab, satisfied by one of the following: 5-6
    Principles of Human Physiology
    and Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory
     
    Mammalian Physiology
    and Mammalian Physiology Laboratory
     
    Cell biology: Satisfied by:  
    BIOL 416 Cell Structure and Function 3
    Biochemistry: Satisfied by:  
    BIOL 600 Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures 3-4
    or BIOL 636 Biochemistry I

For a printable list of requirements visit our Resource page!

Recommended non-science courses include: Art (ART 122 Fundamentals of Sculpting, 131 Ceramics, and/or 132 Metalsmithing & Jewelry Making (3)), Business and Spanish.

Here's one option for sequencing the required sciences:

1st Fall 1st Spring 2nd Fall 2nd Spring 3rd Fall 3rd Spring 4th Fall 4th Spring
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*        

*If you're a qualified Missouri or Kansas resident, apply for UMKC's Reserved Admission Program, immediately after completing your fourth full semester!


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