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  • Prerequisite requirements vary between schools; therefore it’s important to check each school for their specific requirements. 
  • In general, you should not plan to use AP credit to satisfy prerequisite coursework for dental schools

UC Berkeley courses that most students use to fulfill requirements

Gen Chem

One year of general Chemistry – Chem 1A and Chem 1B (with lab)

It’s important to note that you must take a full year of chemistry for all dental programs. 

Organic Chemistry

One year of organic Chemistry – Chem 3A and Chem 3B (with lab).

Biology

One year of Biology – Bio 1A and 1B (with lab)

Physics

One year of Physics – Physics 8A and 8B (with lab)

English

Two semesters of English (Courses that fulfill the Reading and Composition Requirement will fulfill requirements for Dental schools)

Microbiology

One semester with lab – MCB C112/112L

PH 162 (offered in Summer and Fall)

Anatomy

One semester with lab – IB 131/131L (only offered in the fall semester)

Physiology with lab

One semester MCB 32/32L, IB 132/132L, MCB 136/133L

Biochemistry

The following courses satisfy the Biochemistry requirement:

MCB 102
C100A and C100B
Chem 135 and C100B

Applied Art Course (or something similar highly recommended)

Jewelry-making, or other courses where one’s manual dexterity is used and developed.

Foreign Language is highly recommended
Stats and Calculus (one semester each) are recommended