Michigan Dental School Prerequisites

The information below lists MSU course equivalencies for the two Michigan dental schools. Students must consult with their professional advisor AND the appropriate dental schools on a regular basis for revisions to prerequisites and to ensure completion of all application requirements.

Contact individual schools if you have Advanced Placement (AP) credit for prerequisite requirements. 

Each professional school has their own policy on whether or not they accept credit from AP and community colleges. Students must contact the individual schools themselves in order to determine the requirements for course planning.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry 

Prerequisite

MSU Course Equivalent

Biochemistry

BMB 401

Chemistry

CEM 141 & 161 (LB 171/171L)

CEM 142 & 162 (LB 172/172L

General Biology

BS 161 & 171 (LB 144)

BS 162 & 172 (LB 145)

English Composition WRA & Tier II writing course (LB 133 & LB 492)

Math/Statistics

Math and statistics are not requirements for many dental schools. However, students are encouraged to complete MTH 114 (Trigonometry) or higher and a statistics course for the DAT. See your major advisor regarding departmental requirements.

Microbiology

MMG 301 (MMG 302 or 464 highly recommended)

Organic Chemistry

CEM 251 & 252 & 255

Physics

PHY 231 & 251 (LB 273)

PHY 232 & 252 (LB 274)

OR

PHY 241 & 251

PHY 242 & 252

Recommended Courses

Upper level biological sciences, statistics, behavioral sciences, communications, medical ethics and business courses.

Minimum Shadowing Hours: 60 hours within a general practice setting

Competitive GPA: 3.6 Science, 3.64 Cumulative

Competitive DAT: 20 Academic Average, 20 Perceptual Ability, 20 Total Science

Website: UDM School of Dentistry Admissions

 


University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Prerequisite

MSU Course Equivalent

Biochemistry

BMB 401

Chemistry

CEM 141 & 161 (LB 171/171L)

CEM 142 & 162 (LB 172/172L

English Composition

WRA & Tier II writing course (LB 133 & LB 492)

General Biology

BS 161 & 171 (LB 144)

BS 162 & 172 (LB 145)

Math/Statistics

Math and statistics are not requirements for many dental schools. However, students are encouraged to complete MTH 114 (Trigonometry) or higher and a statistics course for the DAT. See your major advisor regarding departmental requirements.

Microbiology

MMG 301

Organic Chemistry

CEM 251 & 252 & 255

Physics

PHY 231 & 251 (LB 273)

PHY 232 & 252 (LB 274)

OR

PHY 241 & 251

PHY 242 & 252

Psychology

PSY XXX

Sociology

SOC XXX or ISS 210 or ISS 215

Recommended Courses

Upper level biological sciences, behavioral sciences, communications, business, art and philosophy courses

Minimum Shadowing Hours: 100 hours of dental shadowing and/or volunteering

Competitive GPA: 3.46 Science, 3.53 Cumulative

Competitive DAT: 20 Academic Average, 20 Perceptual Ability, 20 Total Science

Website: UM School of Dentistry Admissions