Feb 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin


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(Three- or Four- Year Program)

Department of Chemistry
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Location:  Sundquist Science Complex, A308
Phone:  931-221-7628
Website:  www.apsu.edu/chem_page/

The predental curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the College of Dentistry of the University of Tennessee at Memphis.  Most predental students complete a bachelor’s degree before entering dental school.  A degree in absentia is available from APSU upon satisfactory completion of the first year of dental school, provided degree before in absentia requirements have been met a (see University-Wide Degree Requirements).

Program Requirements

Admission to dental schools is competitive.  Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 with grades of “C” or better in required prerequisites.  The DAT (Dental Admissions Test) should be taken in the spring semester of the junior year.

  Credit Hours

General Education (see Common Core)

*Science Requirements (see below for General Education).

University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement





Minimum Requirements

*Must include the following:

  • General Biology  8
  • Chemistry (General, Organic and Biochemistry) 22
  • General Physics  10
  • English (Composition and/or Literature)  6
  • Mathematics  4
  • Electives 42

Total Hours 32

Total Hours 20

Pre-Dental Electives

It is strongly recommended that elective courses be chosen from the following:  biochemistry, upper division biology courses (e.g., genetics, comparative anatomy, developmental biology, cell biology, histology, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, and neurobiology).  Suggested non-science coursework should be selected from the courses in social sciences, philosophy, psychology, business administration, economics, public speaking, and computer science.

Total Hours 44

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