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Dental Medicine-AA University Transfer Track

 

Take the FIRST Step Toward A REWARDING CAREER!

Would you like to help people be healthier and more attractive? Have you considered being a dentist?

There are many reasons why you should:

  • Dentists can improve lives by improving their patient’s oral and general health. Dentists are respected professionals within the health care community and hold leadership roles in this community.
  • There are many clinical, research, and academic opportunities in the dental profession.
  • Graduates of dental schools have career options after receiving a dental degree, such as entering practice immediately or pursuing residency training in general dentistry or in one of nine recognized dental specialties.

To learn more about Dentistry and the admission requirements for all U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools, acquire the ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools.

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WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR Dental Medicine-Transfer Track degree?

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree is usually required before starting Dental School. It is assumed students will complete pre-requisite courses required or recommended by dental schools during their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida offers many of the required or recommended pre-requisite courses a student can take in pursuit of an AA-Degree before transferring to a 4-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree.

  • Gulf Coast State College has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state in addition to high-quality educational opportunities comparable to what is available at 4-year colleges or universities.

  • If you haven’t already been to Gulf Coast’s Panama City campus, you should know that we’re located right on the Gulf Coast shoreline, with many great views of the water. Schedule a personal tour of the campus.

WHICH FLORIDA UNIVERSITIES OFFER DENTAL DEGREES? 

Contact Dr. Jim Sheetz, the Dental medicine advisor, for more information about careers in dentistry.

 

HOW DO I APPLY TO the dental medicine, LIBERAL ARTS A.A. PROGRAM?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
 +*MAC1114, Trigonometry 3
 •+*MAC2311, Calculus I 4
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science •+*CHM1045, General Chemistry 3
Biological Science •+*BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors I 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
BSC2010L, Biology for Science Maj. I Lab 1
+*BSC2011, Biology for Science Majors II 3
BSC2011L, Biology for Science Maj. II Lab 1
CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab 1
+*CHM1046, Chemistry with Qual. Analysis 3
CHM1046L, Chemistry with Qual. Anal. Lab 2
+*CHM2210, Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM2210L, Organic Chemistry I Lab 2
+*CHM2211, Organic Chemistry II 4
CHM2211L, Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Electives
Electives 2
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites  and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 

Contact the advisor

Dr. Jim Sheetz, Ph. D
Associate Professor, Biology
850-769-1551 ext. 2859

jsheetz@gulfcoast.edu

Visit my faculty page

Department Chair

Fledia Ellis
Chair, Natural Sciences
850-872-3848
fellis@gulfcoast.edu

 
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