Pre-Dentistry

The Pre-Dentistry program is intended for persons who wish to prepare for a career in a dental profession.

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The program outlined below provides a solid foundation in the natural and physical sciences.

If you complete this program of study, you are reasonably assured of being able to transfer with junior standing to most four-year colleges and universities in Washington State.

Pre-Dentistry Education Plan

Degree: Associate in Science

Notes for Students

Consult with an advisor as you plan your curriculum and select electives. This will allow you to coordinate your program with the requirements of your intended major at the institution to which you expect to transfer.

Recommended Science Electives:

  • BIOL& 221, 222, 223 Majors
  • BIOL& 241, 242, 243 Human A & P w/Lab I-III
  • CHEM& 261, 262, 263 Organic Chemistry w/Lab I-III
  • PHYS& 221, 222, 223 Engineering Physics I-III

Fall Quarter

  • BIOL& 221 Majors Ecology/Evolution OR PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I - 5 credits 
  • CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/Lab I - 6 credits
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • BIOL& 222 Majors Cell/Molecular OR PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II - 5 credits
  • CHEM& 162 General Chemistry w/Lab II - 6 credits
  • MATH& 151 Calculus I - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • BIOL& 223 Majors Organismal Physiology OR PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III - 5 credits
  • CHEM& 163 General Chemistry w/Lab III - 6 credits
  • MATH& 152 Calculus II - 5 credits

Fall Quarter

  • Biology/Chemistry/Physics Sequence* - 5-6 credits
  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology - 5 credits
  • HUM 110 Ethics and Cultural Values - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • Biology/Chemistry/Physics Sequence* - 5-6 credits
  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics OR MATH& 163 Calculus III - 5 credits
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • Biology/Chemistry/Physics Sequence* - 5-6 credits
  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology - 5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 3 credits

* Some baccalaureate institutions require physics with calculus. Biology majors should select Organic Chemistry or Physics for second-year sequence.