Advisor: Dr. Padberg, (501) 852-2342,

Students choose a major in one of several areas, including biology, and must complete all of the requirements for their chosen major.

The following courses are commonly required by dental schools in Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, each of which admits a specified number of students from Arkansas:

UCA Core

Complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using major, minor, or elective courses (see the UCA Core requirements). Consult the pre-dental advisor for details of the UCA Core as it applies to this pre-professional program.


BIOL 1440 Principle of Biology I
BIOL 1441 Principles of Biology II
BIOL 3402 Cell Biology
BIOL 4460 Animal Physiology


BIOL 4400 Histology


CHEM 1450 College Chemistry I
CHEM 1451 College Chemistry II
CHEM 2401 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3411 Organic Chemistry II


PHYS 1410 College Physics 1
PHYS 1420 College Physics 2


MATH 1390 College Algebra
MATH 1491 Applied Calculus for the Life Sciences