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BA-DMD Dual Degree

  • BA-DMD Dual Degree Option with UMDNJ New Jersey Dental School (UMDNJ-NJDS)

    Dentistry deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and malformations of the teeth, gums and oral cavity. Highly motivated, entering first-year students are eligible to enter an accelerated program of study leading to the BA in Biology and the DMD in Dentistry. A student participating in this program typically spends three years at New Jersey City University as Biology major pursuing a BA degree. During the third year the student takes the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) and applies to UMDNJ-NJDS. If accepted, the student spends the following four years at UMDNJ-NJDS. After the successful completion of the first year at UMDNJ-NJDS, New Jersey City University will grant the student a BA degree in Biology. After completing the fourth year of study at UMDNJ-NJDS, the student is granted the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

    Course Requirements
    Course requirements for completion of the major are listed below. Course Codes with an asterisk (*) have prerequisite and corequisite courses.


      Course Code
      Course Title
     ENGL 101
     English Composition I
     ENGL 102*
     English Composition II
     FYE 1xx
     First Year Experience
     GSC 101*
     Civilizations I
     GSC 102*
     Civilizations II

     Area B

     Area C

     Area D

     Area E

     Area F
     BIOL 130
     Principles of Biology I
     BIOL 131*
     Principles of Biology II
     BIOL 230*
     Cell Biology
     BIOL 304*
     Genetics  4
     BIOL 440*
     Biology Seminar
     BIOL xxx*
     Biology Elective
     CHEM 105*
     General Chemistry I
     CHEM 1105*
     General Chemistry I Lab
     CHEM 106*
     General Chemistry II
     CHEM 1106*
     General Chemistry II Lab
     CHEM 207*
     Organic Chemistry I
     CHEM 208*
     Organic Chemistry II
     PHYS 130*
     College Physics I
     PHYS 1130*
     College Physics I Lab
     PHYS 131*
     College Physics II
     PHYS 1131*
     College Physics II Lab
     MATH 190*
     Calculus I
     MATH 191*
     Calculus II

    Note: Students may opt to earn the BS in Biology degree by additionally completing INTD 180 Computer Tools for Science & Math or MATH 140 Statistics or Computer Science or PSYC 230 Statistics for Social Sciences.

    Students must earn a minimum grade of “B” in each science course and CGPA of 3.5 in all Biology and other science courses for referral to UMDNJ-NJDS.

    Students will not be granted duplicate credit for courses taken at New Jersey
    City University if the equivalent course is required at UMDNJ. New Jersey City University courses that are not acceptable for UMDNJ credit are: Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Immunology, Histology, General Physiology, Biochemistry.

    Students opting to complete BS degree requirements must fulfill all requirements as above.

    Faculty advisor:
    Dr. Laura Pannaman
    tel.: 201-200-3054

    email: lpannaman@njcu.edu