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Pre-Dental Studies Program

Students planning on gaining admission to dental school must successfully combine an academic major with the specific prerequisite requirements of the professional school they wish to attend. Most dental schools provide substantial latitude in the academic majors that students may pursue at the baccalaureate level; for this reason students are encouraged to select degrees other than the pre-dental degrees listed below. Students must work closely with their pre-dental advisor to successfully and efficiently meet both the academic requirements of the major they select and the professional school requirements. Most dental school applicants have earned a baccalaureate degree prior to acceptance into professional school. The prerequisite courses required by most dental schools include: ENGL 101-102 English Composition; CHEM 111, 111L-112, 112L General Chemistry and Labs; BIOL 191-192 General Biology I-II; PHYS 111-112 General Physics; and CHEM 307, 308, 309, 310 Organic Chemistry with BIOL 320 Cell Biology, BIOL 310 Genetics and CHEM 350 Fundamentals of Biochemistry are highly recommended.

Students should consult the Admission Requirements of U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools handbook for requirements specific to their professional school of interest. The following web sites are also excellent resources for pre-dental students:

AdvisorEmailPosition and DepartmentPhoneOffice
Glenda Hillghill@boisestate.eduDirector,
Pre-Professional Studies
208-426-3832NORCO 116
Erin Colburnerincolburn@boisestate.eduAcademic Advisor208-426-2454NORCO 116
Thomas Kimblethomaskimble@boisestate.eduAcademic Advisor208-426-3732NORCO 116

Pre-Dental Studies Course Work 2017-2018