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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Dentistry

This program pathway is still offered at Red Deer Polytechnic!

To enter this pathway, you can apply to either the University Sciences diploma or Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Your program of application will not affect the transferability of your courses to another institution nor your ability to register in any of the courses you need for your preferred major

Learn more about all Science programs at pathways at RDP.

Bachelor's Degree

2 years at RDP tailored to admission requirements of U of A

-Main Campus
The Program

The Pre-Dentistry program is the first two years of a Bachelor of Science program, tailored to meet the admission requirements of the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Alberta.

University Transfer Program

Please note that course work for pre-professional programs varies as per university. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they are taking correct pre-professional coursework when applying to a University other than specified in the Calendar.

For the most current university program and transfer information, see the Planning Guides.

International Students and Students applying outside of their home province are advised to consult the calendar of the institution to which you will be applying regarding its policy on admitting international and out-of-province students. This may vary between institutions.

Program Admission Features

This program is designed to prepare students to meet admission requirements to The Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. Competitive admission to professional programs requires a high grade point average. You should check with universities to be aware of specific admission requirements.

Because space is limited in the Dentistry program at University of Alberta, admission to the Pre-Professional Program for Dentistry at RDP does not guarantee admission to University of Alberta. You should meet all of the Pre-Dentistry requirements, but also design your program so that you can complete a Bachelor of Science degree.

Consult U of A Calendar for other admission requirements.

Selecting the right courses for the first two years is vital when choosing courses for the Pre-Professional Program for Dentistry at University of Alberta. You must see an academic advisor before selecting courses.

University of Alberta

You must make sure you meet admission and minimum course load requirements for the professional program as well as your alternate BSc program.

(Please note these credits are U of A credits.)

Suggested Pattern Year 1

  • BIOL 217/BIOL 218 (6 credits)
  • CHEM 211 and CHEM 212 or CHEM 351 (6 credits)
  • ENGL 219/ENGL 220 (6 credits)
  • PHYS 205/PHYS 226 (6 credits)
  • 2 Arts or Science options (6 credits)

Please contact the artscienceinfo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (Advisors in the School of Arts and Sciences), or refer to the Academic Advising Planning Guides.

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