Preparation for Dentistry
Sciences, 217 Life Sciences, 419-372-2332
Chemistry, 141 Overman Hall, 419-372-2031
Arts & Sciences, 205 Administration Building,
to dental school is selective and based upon
scholarly achievement and aptitude as indicated
by scores on the Dental Aptitude Test, which
is generally taken in the spring semester of
the student's third year of college. The predental
student should select an academic program that
provides for an alternate career should acceptance
into dental school be denied. The bachelor of
science degree program can be planned to meet
all course requirements for dental school and
still provide time for sufficient electives
in other areas so that the student may attend
graduate school or pursue new career alternatives.
There are no preferred majors for entrance into
dental school, although students generally choose
biology, chemistry, or biochemistry.
the first year at BGSU, students may enroll
as "pre-health professional." They
may be eligible to change to "pre-dental"
when they have completed BIOL 2050 and CHEM
3410. These courses must be taken for a letter
grade. Students must have a B or better in both
courses. Upon meeting the above criteria, students
must consult a faculty advisor to discuss the
replacement of the "pre-health professional"
label with "pre-dental." The pre-dental
student is urged to confer frequently with an
advisor, particularly with respect to planning
prerequisite courses for the Dental Aptitude
Test and for meeting the admission requirements
of the preferred dental school.
1250, 1270, 1280 or 1350, 1370, 1380
3410, 3440, 3450 or 3460
2010 and 2020 or 2110 and 2120
1310, or MATH 1340 and 1350 (MATH 2320 for
coursessee your faculty advisor
3500, 3520, 4310
student should take the required courses to
complete a major and a minor, as well as the
degree requirements for the particular degree
program selected, and electives to total 122
hours. A science minor may be desirable.