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If you dream of helping people get and keep healthy teeth and smiles, dental school may be in your path. Most dental programs take four years to complete after undergraduate work. While there is no official “pre-dental” major at UT Permian Basin, there are specific courses you should take that will put you on the track for dental school.

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There are three dental schools in Texas:

  • Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center (Dallas)
  • University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School

All three dental schools have essentially the same minimum undergraduate prerequisites. The following are UT Permian Basin courses you should consider working into your degree plan with one of our academic advisors. Those courses include:

English
ENGL 1301 Composition I
ENGL 1302 Composition II

Chemistry
CHEM 1311/1111 General Chemistry I/General Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 1312/1112 General Chemistry I/General Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 3411/3113 Organic Chemistry I/Experimental Organic Lab I
CHEM 3412/3114 Organic Chemistry II/Experimental Organic Lab II

Physics
PHYS 1301/1101 University Physcis I/ University Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 1302/1102 University Physcis II/ University Physics II Laboratory

Biology
BIOL 1306/1106 General Biology I/General Biology I Lab
BIOL 1307/1107 General Biology II/ General Biology II Lab
BIOL 4320 Cell Biochemistry
and at least two upper level Biology courses.

Applying to Dental School

The eight public medical schools in Texas are all served through one central application service, Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service (TMDSAS).

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