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Although an undergraduate degree is not required for admission, students admitted
         through DAP must complete the equivalent number of hours required for a degree at
         their institution prior to enrollment in the College of Dentistry. In 2009, nearly 99
         percent of the college's first-year dentistry students had a bachelor's degree.

         Students selected for the DAP must have and maintain a 3.6 overall grade point average
         and a 3.50 science grade point average. You may complete the DAP application any time
         after you complete a minimum of two full-time semesters at an accredited four-year
         institution. The DAP application deadline is November 1, at least two years prior to your
         anticipated enrollment. The Dental Admissions Test (DAT) must be taken by August
         prior to the year of your anticipated enrollment in the College of Dentistry, and scores on
         each section of the DAT must be at the national average (17) or above. The application
         for the DAP is available online at

         At Cornell the essential minimum preparation consists of the following courses: BIO 141
         and 142 (Foundations: Cellular Biology and Foundations: Organismal Biology), 205 (Cell
         and Molecular Biology); CHE 121 and 122 (Chemical Principles I and II) or 161
         (Accelerated General Chemistry), 225, 326, and 327 (Organic Chemistry I, II, and
         Laboratory) 334 (Biochemistry); either PHY 141, 142, and 263 (Introductory Physics I,
         II, and Laboratory) or 161, 162, and 263 (General Physics I, II, and Laboratory); and STA
         201 (Statistical Methods I). Other relevant courses are BIO 313 (Developmental Biology),
         315 (Genetics), 326 (Microbiology), 327 (Immunology), 328 (Neurobiology), 329 and
         330 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II). A well-rounded background in the social
         sciences; philosophy; psychology; history; foreign languages; business and accounting;
         and mathematics is also recommended. Program Advisor: Craig Tepper

Preparation for a Career in a Professional Field


         Cornell offers a pre-professional advising program to assist students who want to enjoy
         the benefits of a liberal arts curriculum while preparing for a specific profession in
         architecture. Our students have had success pursuing advanced degrees in architecture
         at places such as Washington University, the University of Colorado, Iowa State
         University, and Penn State University. Students should complete a series of set courses
         and work on preparing a strong portfolio of studio work with an artistic statement.

         Although students can choose any major, there is a recommended series of courses that
         must be completed in addition to the general education requirements. These
         recommendations include: two courses in General Physics (course requires a background
         in Calculus), two courses in the history of Western Civilization, six studio art courses
         (consider three-dimensional areas such as ceramics or sculpture), and one art history or
         history course that addresses architecture as a focus of study from the following: ART
         251 (Greek and Hellenistic Art), ART 252 (Etruscan and Roman Art), ART 256 (Italian
         Renaissance Art), ART 257 (Medusa’s Gaze), ART 364 (Rome Reborn) and HIS 369

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