Below are listed the most common pre-requisites for dental schools and the Bradley courses which will satisfy them. Be aware that each dental school may establish their own specific pre-requisites which may vary from this list, so it is your responsibility to carefully research the admission requirements for schools to which you plan to apply.  Pre-requisite courses may be taken as part of a Bradley major, minor, Bradley Core or free electives. Work with your academic advisor and Dr. Bennett to plan the best timing and sequence for completing pre-requisites for dental  schools. All science courses should be taken with labs unless otherwise noted. 

See ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools for program-specific requirements.

  • BIO 151: Molecules to Cells and BIO 152: Lab
    or BIO 111: Introduction to Cell Biology and BIO 113: Lab
  • BIO 251: Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity and BIO 252: Lab
    or BIO 112: Introduction to Ecology & Evolution and BIO 114: Lab
  • BIO 406: General Microbiology (preferred)
    or BIO 202: Microbiology & Immunology
  • CHM 110: General Chemistry I and CHM 111 Lab
  • CHM 116: General Chemistry II and CHM 117 Lab
  • CHM 252: Organic Chemistry I and CHM 253 Lab
  • CHM 256: Organic Chemistry II and CHM 257 Lab
  • CHM 360: Biochemistry (CHM 361 lab optional)
  • ENG 101: English Composition and one additional ENG course
  • PHY 107: General Physics I
    or PHY 110: University Physics I
  • PHY 108: General Physics II
    or PHY 201: University Physics II
  • Dental pre-requisites vary by program and may also include anatomy and physiology, psychology, additional advanced biology and/or statistics.


  • BIO 230: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and BIO 231: Lab
    or BMS 465: Medical Physiology
  • BIO 232: Human Anatomy & Physiology II and BIO 233 Lab
    or  BMS 466: Human Anatomy