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Prerequisite Information

The basic prerequisite course information and application service are listed in the sub-links by profession. It is important to check the website (admissions section) of any professional schools of interest as requirements can vary from one school to another and also change occasionally. In addition, recommended classes are also listed by some schools which will make you a stronger applicant. The application service for each profession also has important information on prerequisites by individual school. Please check NC State Course Equivalents to see what NC State courses transfer to each school for pre-requisites.

Application Services

  • Allopathic Medicine (MD): AMCAS (national) and TMDSAS (all Texas schools except Baylor)
  • Osteopathic (DO): AACOMAS (national) and TMDSAS (University of North Texas)
  • Podiatry (DPM): AACPMAS (national)

Prerequisites

  • BIO 181/183 or BIO/ZO 150/160 (160 no longer offered) – (1-year with labs)
  • CH 101/102 and CH 201/202 (1-year with labs)
    • Chemistry majors take CH 103/104 and CH 203/204 for General Chemistry
  • CH 221/222 and CH 223/224 – (1-year with labs)
    • Chemistry majors take CH 225/226, CH 223/224 or CH 227/228 for Organic Chemistry
  • PY 211/PY 212 (or PY 205/206 and PY 208/209) – (1-year with labs)
  • MA 121 (single semester) or 131/231 or 141/241 – (at least one-semester Mathematics to include Calculus -one year is required by some schools)

We also strongly recommend:

  • BIO 240, BIO 245 Anatomy and Physiology
  • BCH 351 or 451 Biochemistry
  • GN 311 Principles of Genetics

Additional Recommendations:

  • Statistics ST 311
  • Speech/Communication
  • Scientific Writing (additional English course)
  • Microbiology/Medical Microbiology
  • Histology
  • Immunology
  • Cell Biology
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurobiology
  • Psychology/Sociology – at least one class and possibly an ethics class

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Dental

Dentistry – Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) / Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

1 year Biology – BIO 181/BIO 183
1 year General Chemistry (with labs) – CH 101/102 or CH 103/104; CH 201/202 or CH 203/204
1 year Organic Chemistry (with labs) – CH 221/222 and CH 225/226; CH 223/224 or CH 227/228
1 year Physics (with labs) – PY 211/PY 212 (or PY 205/206 and PY 208/209)
At least one semester Mathematics to include Calculus (one year required by some schools) – MA 121(single semester) or 131/231 or 141/241 (1 year)

(In addition to the above minimum requirements, we strongly recommend Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 240 and BIO 245), Biochemistry (BCH 351 or 451), Principles of Genetics (GN 311) and Introductory Psychology (PSY 200)

* NOTE – UNC Dental School requires a Human Anatomy or Vertebrate Zoology course, BIO 240 or BIO 245

**Please check with individual schools for updates and additional requirements – please check NCSU Course Equivalents page to see what NCSU courses transfer to each school for pre-reqs at Transfer Course Equivalents

Note: It is often required that prerequisite courses must be no more than 5 years old

UNC – www.dentistry.unc.edu/academicprograms/dds/

ECU – www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/dental/Admissions-Information.cfm

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