BS/DDS Program (CE)

The B.S./D.D.S. Combined Education Program is a special curriculum at Howard University spanning the pre-dental and dental curricula. The program allows students to complete the requirements for both B.S. and D.D.S. degrees in six years instead of the traditional eight years.

The program consists of Phase One in the College of Arts and Sciences and Phase Two in the College of Den-tistry. The B.S. degree will be awarded after the first two years of the program have been successfully com-pleted; the D.D.S. degree will be awarded after all curriculum has been completed.

Only students of Howard University are eligible to participate in this program. A limited number of students will be admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences phase of the program. Any freshman or sophomore students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences can be admitted to the B.S./D.D.S. program.

Eligibility
This program is designed for students who are admitted to Howard University who would matriculate into the College of Arts and Sciences in the Fall Semester immediately after graduation from Senior High School. Transfer students are not eligible for the program. The precollege background of the perspective B.S./D.D.S. student must include:

This program is designed for students who are admitted to Howard University who would matriculate into the College of Arts and Sciences in the Fall Semester immediately after graduation from Senior High School. Transfer students are not eligible for the program. The precollege background of the perspective B.S./D.D.S. student must include:
  • Two or more years of foreign language, including literature.
  • High school biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Mathematics (including algebra, geometry and trigonometry).

Application Procedure

  • Apply to the College of Arts and Sciences

    To obtain a copy of the undergraduate application for admission to Howard University contact the Admissions Office:

    Office of Admissions
    Howard University
    2400 6th Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20059
    (202) 806-2700

    *Admission to the College of Arts and Sciences does not automatically secure admission to the B.S./ D.D.S. program*
  • Obtain a copy of the letter of acceptance from the College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University.
  • Write an essay demonstrating interest in the dentistry and service to people who may be less privileged than yourself (please include name, phone number and email address).
  • Official high school transcripts (minimum GPA of 3.5).
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a science instructor and one from a high school counselor).
  • Official ACT or SAT scores (minimum ACT score of 26 and SAT score of 1950).

Send the above information to: (Deadline: March 1)

Center for Preprofessional Education
B.S./ D.D.S. Program
2225 Georgia. Ave., N.W. Suite 518
Howard University
Washington, D.C. 20059

The final selection of students to be admitted to any given year will be mutually approved by the Preprofessional Advisory Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Committee on Admissions of the College of Dentistry at Howard University. For further information on the program, visit: www.founders.howard.edu/preprof