Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Biology, BS, Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP)

Location(s): Alpine


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Dental Early Admission Program
Through a cooperative agreement between The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Sul Ross State University, individuals interested in dentistry may obtain both a bachelor’s of science degree and a doctorate in dental science degree in seven years. Dual degree students will complete three years of their undergraduate degree at Sul Ross State University, and after completion of the first year of dental courses, complete their fourth year while attending dental school. Sul Ross will apply those credits towards completing the bachelor’s degree requirements.


Students Accepted to DEAP Receive

  • Mentoring and personal assistance to prepare for dental school while attending SRSU.
  • Admission to UTHSC-SA Dental School if all program requirements are met.
  • Undertake a Dental Immersion Experience- get to meet and shadow individuals already at dental school and meet your future professors.
  • Complete fourth year of B.S. in Biology while taking dental courses at UTHSC-SA.
  • 3 + 4 = 2 (Three years college, four years dental school, two degrees)
  • Receive access to study materials for DAT preparation.

Applying for DEAP
Students should apply for the DEAP Program after completing 12 semester hours, but before they have completed 32 semester hours. The student will have a pre-entry interview with UTHSC-SA and must have Texas residence status or receive a waiver from UTHSC-SA. Applications are available at the Biology Office.


For more information, contact
Dr. Christopher Ritzi
Sul Ross State University Box C-64 Alpine, TX 79832
432.837.8420
critzi@sulross.edu

Program Requirements


Core Curriculum: 42

University Requirement: 1

Bachelor of Science Requirements: 9

Required UTHSC-SA Dental School Courses: 36 Credits


Students must take the following at UTHSC-SA Dental School:

  • Biochemistry, 5.5 credits
  • Gross Anatomy, 7.5 credits
  • Microbiology, 4 credits
  • Histology, 5 credits
  • Physiology, 6.5 credits
  • Pre-clinical Dental Anatomy, 2.5 credits
  • Nutrition, 1 credit
  • Pharmacology, 4 credits

Total Hours: 123


Core Curriculum: 42

University Requirement: 1

Bachelor of Science Requirements: 9

Required Core Courses: 35

Required UTHSC-SA Dental Courses: 36

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