BS/DDS Combined Degree Program

1BS/DDS Combined Degree Program.

The BS/DDS Combined Degree Program combines three years of undergraduate study in biological sciences and four years of graduate work in dentistry. A combined BS/DDS degree is awarded after seven years. Further details concerning this program may be found at

Acceptance Criteria

Applications for entry into the combined BS/DDS program are to be submitted to the Admissions Committee of the School of Dental Medicine.

Students must apply and be accepted directly from high school.

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Minimum GPA of 3.5 overall and 3.5 in required science courses (biological sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics) at the undergraduate level prior to entering dental curriculum

Prerequisite Courses:

  • BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
  • BIO 201 Cell Biology
  • CHE 101 General Chemistry
  • CHE 102 General Chemistry
  • MTH 121 Survey of Calculus I or MTH 141 College Calculus I
  • MTH 122 Survey of Calculus II or MTH 142 College Calculus II

Required Courses:

  • BIO 203 General Physiology  
  • BIO 205 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry
  • BIO 319 Genetics
  • CHE 201 Organic Chemistry
  • CHE 202 Organic Chemistry
  • PHY 101/PHY 151 College Physics I (including PHY 151 lab) and PHY 102/PHY 152 College Physics II/Lab OR PHY 107 General Physics I and PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab

Three BIO lab courses:

  • BIO 313 General Physiology Laboratory
  • BIO 315 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry Laboratory
  • BIO 310 Ecology Methods
  • BIO 329 Genetics Laboratory
  • BIO 332 Adv. Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • BIO 370 Developmental Biology Laboratory
  • BIO 400 Bioinformatics
  • BIO 420 Cytogenetics
  • BIO 458 Molecular Ecology, 2 cr of BIO 498 Undergraduate Research


  • 27 Credit hours in biological sciences
  • 38 Credit hours in chemistry, physics and mathematics
  • 34 Credit hours in general education courses
  • 9 Credit hours in university electives
  • 108 Total required credit hours for the undergraduate portion

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements

Possible timetable for the completion of the combined BS/DDS degree program for students entering Fall 2016 and after.