The College of Dentistry has requested the approval of the University of
Saskatchewan to change the qualifications for admission to require
to have completed three full time (30 credit unit) years of university
course work towards a degree program between September and April prior
to admission effective for the 2015-2016 admission cycle. The results
of this request will be posted to the
website as soon as they are available.
Applicants for the 2014-2015 admission cycle will not be affected by this change.
In order to be considered for further admission consideration applicants must have a minimum overall average of at least 70% in the required university-level pre-dentistry courses.
- University of Saskatchewan Pre-Dentistry Courses
- University of Regina Pre-Dentistry Courses
- Higher-Level Pre-Dentistry Courses
Applicants must have achieved an overall average of at least 70% in all required pre-dentistry courses completed up to the end of the first term (Fall) of the current year, but may complete any outstanding pre-dentistry requirements in the second term (Winter) of the current year.
All pre-dentistry requirements must be completed by the end of April the year in which admission is sought.
Note: applicants cannot use the required pre-dentistry courses completed in the second term of the current year to "bring up" the overall average of the pre-dentistry courses to the minimum required 70%.
Completion of pre-dentistry requirements does not guarantee admission
Examples of acceptable courses from Canadian post secondary institutions are listed on the equivalency list. Acceptable course equivalencies follow these general guidelines:
- Biology – one full year (two terms) of introductory level biology; must include labs
- General Chemistry – one half year (one term) of introductory general chemistry; must include a lab
- Organic Chemistry – one half year (one term) of introductory organic chemistry; must include a lab
- Physics – one full year (two terms) of introductory level university Physics. Acceptable topics include mechanics, wave motion and sound, heat, electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics; must include a lab. Unacceptable topics include astronomy and high fidelity.
- Social Science/Humanities – one full year (two terms) of social science/humanities course(s)
- Biochemistry, molecular – one half year course that covers molecular biology (see equivalency list (PDF) for acceptable biochemistry equivalencies from Canadian post-secondary institutions).
- Biochemistry, metabolism – one half year course that covers metabolism (see equivalency list (PDF) for acceptable biochemistry equivalencies from Canadian post-secondary institutions).
Recommended: Six credit units (full course equivalent) in human physiology. This is a recommendation, not a requirement.
Admission requirements are subject to change from year-to-year.