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. 

VIU courses/programs to consider

To complete the list of prerequisite courses, students would normally complete a Bachelor of Science degree focusing on Biology and/or Chemistry Major or Minors.

Minimum Prerequisite courses

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