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Prerequisite Coursework Evaluation
The College of Dentistry prerequisite courses at Youngstown State University.

Applicants for admission to the College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University must meet the course requirements listed below. These requirements can be satisfied by courses taken at the university listed above as indicated, when completed with the grade of C or better. In some cases, there may not be a published equivalence for a prerequisite course listed. In these cases, please click on the Contact Transfer Credit Coordinator link to find the transfer credit coordinator who can best assist you.

The information provided below is derived from transfer credit equivalencies available on the Transferology website (, a course equivalency tool utilized by Ohio State and many other universities. This does not imply transfer credit equivalencies and is not intended to provide a guarantee that these university courses will subsequently be evaluated as equivalent to specific Ohio State courses. Rather, completion of these courses will satisfy the program prerequisites and thereby insure that the applicant has the academic preparation for advanced study in the professional program.

Please note that these courses have previously been determined as an exact equivalent(s) for the prerequisites identified below. There may be alternate course options which are not recognized as transferrable but can be used to fulfill a prerequisite. You can contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions ( for questions on courses not listed below.

Course at Ohio State Course at Youngstown State University
2nd Writing Course Any Composition course beyond freshman English Composition
ANATOMY 2300.04 or ANATOMY 3300 or EEOB 2510 BIOL 1545 or BIOL 1551, BIOL 1551L, BIOL 1552 = EEOB 2510
BIOL 1551, BIOL 1552 = EEOB 2510
BIOCHEM 4511 Contact Departmental Transfer Credit Coordinator
BIOLOGY 1113, BIOLOGY 1114 BIOL 2601, BIOL 2601L, BIOL 2602, BIOL 2602L or BIOL 2601, BIOL 2602
CHEM 1210, CHEM 1220 CHEM 1515, CHEM 1515L, CHEM 1516, CHEM 1516L or CHEM 1515, CHEM 1515R, CHEM 1516, CHEM 1516R or CHEM 1515, CHEM 1516 or CHEM 1515R, CHEM 1515, CHEM 1516
CHEM 2510, CHEM 2520 CHEM 3719, CHEM 3719L, CHEM 3720, CHEM 3720L or CHEM 3719, CHEM 3720
EEOB 2520 or PHYSIO 3200 BIOL 1545 or BIOL 1551, BIOL 1551L, BIOL 1552
ENGLISH 1110.01 ENGL 1550 or ENGL 1550H
MICRBIO 4000 BIOL 1560L, BIOL 1560 or BIOL 3702
PHYSICS 1200 PHYS 1501, PHYS 1501L or PHYS 1501, PHYS 1501L, PHYS 1502, PHYS 1502L

Revised: April 2016

Please note the following changes:
Physiology 3101 will become Physiology 3200, starting Autumn Semester 2014

Dentistry requires a GPA of 3.0

In cases where Anatomy and Physiology are offered in a combined sequence course, both courses are required in order for credit to be awarded. For these courses Ohio State will award credit for EEOB 2510 (anatomy) and EEOB 2520 (physiology)

An applicant must complete a minimum of 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours including prerequisite courses at an accredited four-year college or university. It is noted that two-year and three-year applicants are rarely admitted. It is favorable that dental students enter the college with a baccalaureate degree. There is no preferred major for admission into the College of Dentistry. Applicants should have earned at least a B average in the required courses to be considered.

This evaluation is valid for the current application cycle only. Evaluated courses and the transferability of these courses can change, at any time, due to course content and re-evaluation. After this date, it may be necessary to contact the Admissions Office for course or program changes. If you have any questions, please contact: Graduate and Professional Admissions at:

Graduate and Professional Admissions
Student Academic Services Building, 1st Floor
281 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1132

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