Predentistry Courses

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

The following KU courses meet requirements at most dental schools:

  • ENGL 101 Composition or 105 Freshman Honors English (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 102 Critical Reading & Writing or 205 Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar (3)
     
  • BIOL 150 Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology or 151 Honors (4, CHEM 130, 170 or 180 is co-requisite)
  • BIOL 152 Principles of Organismal Biology or 153 Honors (4)
     
  • CHEM 130 General Chemistry I, 170 for Chemical Science Majors, or 190 Honors (5, must be MATH 115 Calculus-eligible)
  • CHEM 135 General Chemistry II, 175 for Chemical Science Majors, or 195 Honors (5)
  • CHEM 330 Organic Chemistry I (3) or 380 Honors (3), and 331 Lab (2)
  • CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II or 385 Honors (3), and 336 Lab (2)​
     
  • PHSX 114 College Physics I (4), 210 for Engineers I (3) and 216 Lab (1), 211 General Physics I (4) and 216 Lab (1), or 213 Honors (5)
  • PHSX 115 College Physics II (4), 212 General Physics II (3) and 236 Lab (1), or 214 Honors (4)

In addition, the UMKC School of Dentistry also requires:

  • BIOL 240 Human Anatomy (3) & 241 Lab (2)
  • BIOL 350 Genetics (4) isn't directly required for UMKC, however, it's a prerequisite for BIOL 416 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 416 Cell Biology (3)
  • BIOL 546 Mammalian Physiology (3) & 547 Lab (2), or 246 Human Physiology (3) & 247 Lab (2)
  • BIOL 600 Introductory Biochemistry (3) or 636 Biochemistry I (3)

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), Spanish and Business courses.

Here's one option for sequencing sciences required for admission to UMKC:

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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