- 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
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.
One year of organic Chemistry – Chem 3A and Chem 3B (with lab).
One year of Biology – Bio 1A and 1B (with lab)
One year of Physics – Physics 8A and 8B (with lab)
Two semesters of English (Courses that fulfill the Reading and Composition Requirement will fulfill requirements for Dental schools)
One semester with lab – MCB C112/112L
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
The following courses satisfy the Biochem requirement:
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.