Admission to dental school requires 1 – 4 years of pre-dentistry courses. Admission is competitive and most applicants have a full undergraduate degree. In addition to completing undergraduate courses with a minimum GPA, applicants must pass the Dental Admission Test (DAT). Students are assessed on academic ability, personal qualities, aptitude tests and personal interviews, as well as DAT scores. 

Check the admission requirements for the Dental School(s)) of interest.

VIU courses/programs to consider

To complete common prerequisite courses, students often plan a Bachelor of Science degree focusing on Biology and/or Chemistry Major or Minors.

Common prerequisite courses

  • 6 credits English
  • 6 credits Chemistry
  • 6 credits Biology
  • 6 credits Organic Chemistry
  • 6 credits Biochemistry