Dentistry

In making decisions about admissions, dental schools consider a range of factors that may vary from one school to another. All prerequisite courses usually need to be completed with a grade of C or above.

Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121
    or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • General Chemistry
    (according to placement test)
  • Calculus I
Interim
  • GE/Elective
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121
    or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • General Chemistry
    (according to placement test)
  • *See Below
Additional Information

The following timeline is an example of how you might wish to schedule your prerequisite courses. Timing of these courses may change due to major requirements, study abroad experiences, cohort coursework such as Great Con or Ch/Bi, timing of the DAT/application, and admissions guidelines at graduate schools. In addition to these courses, each student will fit in any classes required by their major. All students are strongly encouraged to meet with Professor Crisp to plan pre-dental courses. All students must also consult with their advisors regarding course selection. Year 1: General Chemistry, MATH 119 or 120, PSYCH 125, BIO 150 (or year 2).

*Most dental schools require a year of college math, typically a semester of calculus and a semester of statistics. Stats for Science (STAT 212) need not be taken during your first year. Psych 125 or SOAN 121 are excellent options for this semester.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • Not applicable.
Placement
  • Not applicable.
Informational Events

Nothing at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor of Biology, Chair of the Health Professions Committee: Kevin Crisp (crisp@stolaf.edu)