Pitt-Bradford Pre-Dentistry Pages

"I've decided that I want to go to dental school. Now what?" Good question. First, you must complete a number of courses that are required by most dental schools, as listed below. You must also usually complete your Bachelor's degree as well. Most pre-dental students will usually choose to major in Biology or Chemistry, although other majors are acceptable as well. In addition to all of this, you must also take the Dental School Admissions Test (DAT), usually in your Junior year of college. Finally, in addition, to applying to the schools you are interested in, you must meet with the Pitt-Bradford Pre-Health Professions Committee, usually at the beginning of your Senior year. Check out the links below for more information on these processes and activities.

Pitt-Bradford Faculty Contacts:
Dr. Severson (severson@pitt.edu)
Dr. Yaich (yaich@pitt.edu)

Pitt-Bradford Pre-Dentistry Curriculum

Introduction to Organismal and Population Biology (BIOL 101)
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOL 102)
General Chemistry I and II (CHEM 101 and 102)
Organic Chemistry I and II (CHEM 202 and 203)
Physics I and II (PHYS 101,102 OR PHYS 201,202,203,204)
Calculus I (MATH 140)
English Composition I and II (ENG 101 and 102)

Microbiology (BIOL 1302)

Other suggested courses include: biochemistry, psychology, and sociology.

Keep in mind that some Dental Schools will require additional courses, beyond what is listed here. Please check the requirements for the schools you are interested in early in your college career, to make sure that you don't miss anything critical!

Articulation Agreement with the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

List of Dental Schools

Dental School Admissions Test (DAT)

Pitt-Bradford Pre-Health Professions Committee

External Links for Pre-Dental Students


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