Pre-Dental Curriculum

Students must complete 90 semester hours prior to matriculation into dental school. It is strongly recommended that students work toward the completion of a baccalaureate degree while completing the necessary pre-dentistry courses. A student should maintain a grade point average of “B” or better. The undergraduate program must include courses from the following list.

Degree Requirements

Biological Sciences (8 hours minimum)

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

Recommended Electives:

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 2440The Biology of Microorganisms

4 credits

BIOL 2740Human Physiology and Anatomy I

4 credits

BIOL 2840Human Physiology and Anatomy II

4 credits

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

BIOL 3240Introduction to Immunology

3 credits

BIOL 4950Vertebrate Embryology and Anatomy

4 credits

MEDT 302: MATH 1310 and the Chemistry Diagnostic Test are prerequisites for CHEM 1180-1184.

MEDT 302: spring at UNMC

Chemistry (16 hours minimum)

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 or 4 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2250Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 2260Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 2274Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 credits

CHEM 3650Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3 credits

CHEM 3654Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1 credit

MATH 1310 and the Chemistry Diagnostic Test are prerequisites for CHEM 1180-1184.

Physics (8-10 hours)

PHYS 1110General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 1120General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

Or

PHYS 2110General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 2120General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:8-10

English Composition (6 hours)

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1154/ENGL 1150English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 1164/ENGL 1160English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 2400Advanced Composition

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Math and English placement determined by examination.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Students should complete the distribution requirements in humanities and social sciences in this catalog. Suggested courses include PSYC 1010, SOC 1010, ANTH 1050, ECON 2200, 2220, as well as courses in English literature and political science. Business electives such as business law and accounting would also be helpful. Mathematics and statistics are usually required for a degree.