The courses required for admission to dental school are listed below, along with their Binghamton University equivalents. With the exception of the English and Physics, the remaining coursework is covered on the DAT. Therefore, you need to complete the Biology and Chemistry coursework prior to taking the DAT. There are several ways in which you can create a course schedule in order to complete these course requirements in a timely manner. These, as well as other information, are discussed in the 2023-2024 First- and Second-Year Pre-Health Handbook

Many dental schools currently require biochemistry (BIOL/BCHM 403) or will be adding biochemistry as a requirement in the near future. You will need to keep informed of these changes by periodically checking with the dental school websites. Moreover, Stony Brook Dental has instituted a requirement that all coursework, including biochemistry, must be completed by the time of application. For most students, this means by the end of Junior year

Online courses: Some ​professional​ schools do not accept online science courses, especially those with online labs. It is the student's responsibility to check the requirements for each school to which they are applying.

Links to individual schools can be found on the ADEA website.

Dental School Curriculum Requirements
Course Rubric & Number
Biology (1 year) BIOL 113, BIOL 114, and BIOL 115*
Chemistry (1 year)

Option A: CHEM 104, 105, & 106*

Option B CHEM 107-108

Option C: CHEM 111 and 341 

You must choose among options A, B, and C. You may not switch between sequences.  Be sure to check with your intended major to learn if there is a preferred sequence for that major.

Organic Chemistry (1 year) CHEM 231, CHEM 332 & CHEM 335 (lab)
Statistics (1 semester)

MATH 147 or PSYC 243 or BME 340 (only available to students in the Biomedical Engineering Program)

*Required by some but not all dental programs

Calculus (1 semester)

MATH 224 & 225

*Required by some but not all dental programs

Biochemistry (1 semester) BIOL 304 or BCHM 403 or BIOL 403*
*You must select either BIOL 304 or BIOL/BCHM 403. Do not take both.
Physics (1 year) PHYS 121 & PHYS 122 (or PHYS 131 & PHYS 132)
English (1 year) Any course in English (ENG), Rhetoric (RHET), Writing (WRIT), Creative Writing (CW) or Comparative Literature (COLI) departments.


  1. BIOL 115 or its FRI equivalent.
  2. CHEM 106 or its FRI equivalent.
Additional requirements/recommendations may include:
Microbiology (1 semester) BIOL 314 (lecture) & BIOL 421 (lab) - Offered in Fall
BIOL 319 (lecture) & BIOL 329 (lab) - Offered in Spring
BIOL 314 (lecture) - Offered in Fall & BIOL 329 (lab) - Offered in Spring 
BIOL 319 (lecture) & BIOL 421 (lab)
Human Anatomy & Physiology (1 year)

BIOL 251 & BIOL 347*

*This is more typically required by western and southern schools