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 both Chemistries 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 2020-2021 Freshman-Sophomore 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 (formerly BIOL 118), BIOL 114 (formerly BIOL 117) 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)|
|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. Students who entered BU prior to Fall '18 completed the Introductory Biology requirement with both BIOL 117 & 118. Students who entered prior to Fall '18 and completed both BIOL 117 and 118 do not need to take BIOL 115.
2. BIOL 115 or its FRI equivalent: https://www.binghamton.edu/first-year-research-immersion/how-it-works/course-sequence.html