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A student is eligible for admission to the Indiana University School of Dentistry upon receipt of a bachelor’s degree (or, in exceptional cases, completion of 90 credit hours of university-level courses; however, nearly all students admitted to the School of Dentistry have a bachelor’s degree). A student who plans to apply to dental school may earn his or her bachelor’s degree in any major, but must complete the following courses prior to admission:

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Biological Sciences (20 cr.)

  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 1 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2 (5 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (5 cr.)

Chemistry (21 cr.)

  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry Lectures 1
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lectures 2
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism

English (3 cr.)

  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I

Physics (10 cr.)

Select one of the following sequences:

Sequence 1

  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 202 General Physics 2 (5 cr.)

Sequence 2

  • PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 222 Physics 2 (5 cr.)

Social Sciences (3 cr.)

  • PSY-P 103 General Psychology

Speech (3 cr.)

  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking

In addition, courses in business administration, genetics, histology, and medical terminology are strongly recommended but not required.

All required predental courses must have letter grades; no courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis are accepted. Students interested in predental coursework at IU South Bend should contact the advisor Ann Grens, biological sciences, soon after admission to IU South Bend to discuss an appropriate degree program. Send e-mail to or call (574) 520-4426.

The School of Dentistry sets admission and degree requirements. Students seeking admission should contact:

Committee on Admission | School of Dentistry | Room 105 | 1121 W. Michigan Street | Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5211

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