Learn more about the pre-professional programs at Black Hills State University.
BHSU Pre-Dentistry Program

About

The initial step for dentistry school is to first earn a bachelor’s degree. Most pre-dentistry students earn a biology, chemistry, exercise science or mathematics degree. 

As a student at BHSU, you have the opportunity for mentoring and advisement from our faculty. Our graduates have noted that their research experience and other extracurricular activities give them a competitive edge to apply and succeed at graduate and professional school. BHSU faculty members have close connections with the medical community which creates opportunities for students to shadow working dental professionals (many who are BHSU graduates).


Requirements

Courses available as part of your bachelor’s degree that will prepare you for your career goals.

  • BIOL 151 -- General Biology I & 151L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 153 -- General Biology II & 153L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 286 -- Word Origins* - 3
  • BIOL 325 -- Physiology & 325L Lab* - 4
  • BIOL 331 -- General Microbiology & 331L Lab* - 4
  • BIOL 343 -- Cell & Molecular Biology & 343L Lab* - 3
  • BIOL 371 -- Genetics & 371L Lab* - 4
  • BIOL 381 -- Vertebrate Anatomy & 381L Lab* - 3
  • BIOL 422 -- Immunology I & 422L Lab* - 4
  • CHEM 112 -- General Chemistry I & 112L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 114 -- General Chemistry II & 114L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 326 -- Organic Chemistry I & 326L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 328 -- Organic Chemistry II & 328L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 464 -- Biochemistry I & 464L Lab* - 4
  • PHYS 111 -- Introduction to Physics I & 111L Lab - 4
  • PHYS 113 -- Introduction to Physics II & 113L Lab - 4
  • DAT Exam

    *Recommended

Past Students

BHSU Students who went on to Professional Dentistry Programs:

Brad Dana ('90, Nebraska)
Jesse Dana ('97, Nebraska)
Nicole Dana ('01, Nebraska)
Lennard Hopper ('02, Nebraska)
Monique Dana ('03, Nebraska)
Matt Nehl ('03, Nebraska)
Kort Herman ('04, Southern Illinois)
Brandon Pieper ('04, Nebraska)
Megan Beckwith (’08, Arizona Sch. Dent. & Oral Hyg.)
Jay Heeren (’08, Iowa)
Shaun Logan (’11, Midwestern – Arizona)
Steve Van Asma (’11, Tufts)
Gina Geffre (’12, Arizona Sch. Dent. & Oral Hyg.)

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