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    Jun 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog 
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science with a major in Cell and Molecular Biology to Doctor of Dental Medicine

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Program Overview

Augusta University offers a BS/DMD program which allows outstanding students the opportunity to achieve their BS and DMD in only seven years.  Only new freshmen students are eligible to apply to the program.  In this program students will spend their first three years in pursuit of the BS in Cell and Molecular Biology through the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM).  In their fourth year students will begin their four year program in medicine through the Dental College of Georgia (DCG).  Courses taken in the first year of dental program will be used to satisfy any remaining course requirements needed to complete the BS degree.

Program Contact
Chair: Richard Griner, PhD
Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative and science/mathematics GPA of 3.6 at the end of each of the first three years
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester in the courses prescribed by the program
  • A grade of C or better is required in all courses
  • Students are required to take courses in the prescribed sequence, and they do not have the option to take a course out of sequence or to repeat a course.
  • Students will be evaluated in an ongoing manner to a standard consistent with a future career in dentistry.  This standard will consist of core competencies characterized by interpersonal and communications skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and more.  These competencies are derived from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and are modified to levels appropriate for the pre-professional student.
  • Students must successfully complete an interview with DCG Admissions at the end of the Freshman year and again during the Junior year
  • Students must take the DAT no later than August 31 after the Sophomore year, and they must achieve scores of not less than the prior year’s academic and perceptual DAT means of students matriculating into dental school
  • All volunteer clinical service hours must be completed and documented by October 1 of the Junior year
  • Application to dental school must be completed in AADSAS by September 1 of the Junior year
  • DCG’s secondary application must be completed by September 30 of the junior year
  • Satisfactory completion of the ETS Major Field Test at the end of the Junior year

Core Area A-E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Free Electives: 17-21 Hours

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 124 Hours

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