The B.S.-D.M.D Program saves one year of school for outstanding college freshmen who know they are interested in becoming dentists. Students accepted in this program complete a B.S. degree and a D.M.D. degree in 7 years, instead of 8 years.
During the first three years of this program, students enroll in a carefully sequenced series of courses to meet both their undergraduate university’s baccalaureate degree requirements and the College of Dentistry’s admissions requirements. Students who are admitted into this program will choose to major in either Microbiology or Nutrition.
During what would have been the senior year of college, B.S.-D.M.D. Program students enter the freshman class at the College of Dentistry. An ADEA AADSAS application is not required. Credits from the dental program are transferred back to the undergraduate college to complete the baccalaureate degree requirements. Approved students spend a minimum of 90 hours in the bachelor’s program and four years in the dental program.
If you are still in high school: please review this material carefully for your future, but do not apply until the end of your freshman year at the University of Florida.
The application deadline is May 15 annually.
B.S.-D.M.D. Eligibility Requirements
- University of Florida freshman.
- Must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (green card holders).
- An overall unweighted high school GPA of no less than 3.80/4.00 and an unweighted high school science GPA of no less than 3.50/4.00.
- A total SAT score of at least 2000/2400 or 1400/1600; or an ACT score of at least 29.
- At least two full-time semesters (not including summer semesters) completed at University of Florida. At least two college-level science courses must be completed, with a minimum overall GPA of no less than 3.75/4.00 and a science GPA of no less than 3.50/4.00. Acceptable science courses include general biology, inorganic chemistry, and general physics courses designed for science and pre-professional students.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of and commitment to a career in dentistry as evidenced by prior exposure to the profession.
B.S.-D.M.D. Application Requirements
- A completed Application Form. We strongly encourage you to download and fill this application out electronically. You can email the application to DMDAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu or send it by mail to: PO Box 100445, 1395 Center Drive, D3-5, Gainesville, FL 32610.
- Official high school transcripts including: graduation date and class rank at time of graduation.
- Three Letters of Evaluation from college professors or professionals who know your work well. These letters need to be submitted by the letter writer directly to the Office of Admissions via email to DMDAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu or mail to: PO Box 100445, 1395 Center Drive, D3-5, Gainesville, FL 32610.
Competitive applicants will be invited to the College of Dentistry for an in-person interview with the Admissions Committee. The interview day will also include a tour of the dental school, lunch with current dental students, a discussion of costs and financial aid available, a discussion of the educational program at the college, and the opportunity to ask questions.
B.S.-D.M.D. Matriculation Requirements
- Progress through the prescribed UF undergraduate curriculum with an overall GPA of no less than 3.75/4.00 and a science GPA of no less than 3.50/4.00.
- Completion of prerequisite courses at UF – Must earn a letter grade of “C” or higher. AP, IB and/or dual enrollment credits are not allowed for any prerequisite courses for the BS-DMD program. The Academic Advising Center has a list of UF courses that satisfy UFCD prerequisite requirements.
- English: 6 semester hours
- Biology: 8 semester hours
- General Chemistry: 8 semester hours
- Organic Chemistry: 8 semester hours
- Physics (with or without calculus): 8 semester hours
- Microbiology: 4 semester hours (must be 3000-4000 course numbers)
- Biochemistry: 3 semester hours (must be 3000-4000 course numbers)
- Completion of the Dental Admission Test (DAT) by January 15 of the year of dental school enrollment. Must have an academic average score of no less than 20 and no individual score less than 16 on a single set of scores.
- Demonstrated sustained understanding of issues related to the dental profession evidenced by continued contact with the profession through observation, volunteer, research and/or work activities.
- Completion of a pre-enrollment interview with the Assistant Dean of Admissions.
- Completion of the UF Professional Application with a $37 fee.
- Satisfactory completion of degree requirements and good standing with the UF College of Agricultural & Life Sciences.
- Criminal background check with results deemed favorable by UFCD.
- Dean’s Certification Form verifying educational disciplinary records with results deemed favorable by UFCD.