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3-4 Dental Program (D.M.D.) with Case Western Reserve University

Students in this program spend three years at Westminster College in Pennsylvania, followed by four years at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. After students have successfully completed 125 total semester hours, they receive a B.S. degree in biology from Westminster College. After completing all seven years of the program, they receive a D.M.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

Exceptional high school students interested in this program apply to and interview with Case Western Reserve University prior to beginning their studies at Westminster College. Students must apply to both Case Western and Westminster College to be part of this program.

Please note: Test scores from the SAT or ACT exams are required for your application to Case, though they are not required for your application to Westminster College.

More information can be found at the Accelerated High School Applicants page.

At Westminster College, participating students must:

  • complete 90 semester hours of course work over 3 years
  • maintain a GPA of at least 3.5
  • take the DAT exam by January of their third year

The following courses are required for the 3-4 Dental Program:

BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 202 Organismal Biology and Ecology
BIO 206 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
BIO 301 Microbiology
BIO 303 Molecular Genetics and Heredity
BIO 335 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 336 Anatomy and Physiology II
CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 262 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 380 Principles of Biochemistry
PHY 141 Foundations of Physics I OR PHY 151 Principles of Physics I
PHY 142 Foundations of Physics II OR PHY 152 Principles of Physics II

Students who are officially accepted into the Case Western portion of the program are exempt from BIO 601 and BIO 602 (Biology Capstone).