2022-2023 Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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IMPORTANT: UCCS does not have a dental medicine program. Pre-Dentistry Prep is not a major or a minor, but a listing of prerequisite courses and recommendations needed to be eligible for admission to the CU School of Dental Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.

  • Students completing the pre-dentistry prep program are advised to choose a major and plan to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from UCCS. A college program leading to a bachelor’s degree is considered by the faculty and the CU School of Dental Medicine’s Committee on Admissions to offer the best preparation for a student interested in Dental Medicine.

  • Other programs may have different requirements. Students should check admissions requirements for all schools to which they plan to apply. Completion of requisite coursework does not guarantee acceptance into any professional degree.

  • Students must complete the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) before applying to dental school.

  • Application Information for the CU School of Dental Medicine, including contact information, application materials, deadlines, and testing, can be found at: www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/dentalmedicine

  • For information on Pre-Dentistry Prep, contact Academic Advising at (719) 255-3260 or advising@uccs.edu.


  • Many courses have prerequisites that fall outside of this list; be sure to check the course catalog for details. All prerequisite coursework should be completed with a grade of “C” or better with no more than 60 credit hours completed at the community college level.

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) and CLEP credits are not accepted to fulfill prerequisite course requirements. Advanced Placement (AP) courses can be accepted for prerequisite coursework, but will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

  • A minimum of 50 hours of shadowing experience in various areas is also required.

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