Pre-Dental Specialization


Students in the Pre-Dental specialization complete a B.S. in Biology within the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences. The curriculum is a mixture of biology, chemistry, math, physics, and non-science courses which fulfills the academic requirements of dental schools in Texas, and prepares students to be competitive candidates when taking the DAT and applying to dental school. Students completing the pre-dental specialization are also provided a liberal education that provides a maximum of alternatives.


This is a basic three- to four-year specialization of 94 minimum hours for admission to professional schools. Students should consult advisers for proper course selection. Professional school admissions officers make final decisions regarding entrance requirements to their respective schools.

Biology Core Requirements  
Required Courses from other Departments  

Texas Dental Schools

There are four dental schools in Texas, each of which has a four-year accredited professional curriculum.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry  
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio  
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry  
Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine  

Additional Resources

WTAMU Pre-Dental Specialization Adviser

Dr. Donna M. Byers
Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: NSB 344
(806) 651-2574