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This track prepares students for Dental School and for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT), a test required for admission. Students should maintain a 3.5 GPA and score in the upper 50% on the admissions test to be considered competitive for admission. Recent successful applicants to the OSU School of Dentistry had an average score of 19 or 20 on each section of the DAT and an average undergraduate GPA of 3.65.

See information on other professional health programs on the Health related professional schools page.

Online Resources for Dental School

Go Dental, from the American Dental Education Association

Education information from the American Dental Association

Information on the Dental Admissions Test

Dentistry programs in Ohio

Case Western Reserve University

The Ohio State University

Courses to take to prepare for admission to Dental programs

Recommended majors for pre-dental students include Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Toxicology. Prerequisite courses include:

  • One year of biology (Bio 201/202; required for Biology, Biochemistry and Toxicology majors)
  • General chemistry (Chem 103/104; required for Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Toxicology majors)
  • Organic chemistry (Chem 307/308; both required for Chemistry major; Chem 307 for Biology and Toxicology majors)
  • Physics (Phys 201/202 or Phys 205/206; required for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors)
  • One year of English (Eng 101/102; required of all majors at AU)

These additional courses are also typically recommended:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (Bio 325/326 - elective for Biology and Toxicology majors)
  • Genetics (Bio 303 - required for Biology and Biochemistry majors)
  • Microbiology (Bio 340 - elective for Biology and Toxicology majors)
  • Cell Biology (Bio 424 - elective for Biology and Toxicology majors)
  • Biochemistry (Bio/Chem 429 - required for Biochemistry and Toxicology majors; elective for Biology major)