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Dual Degree Program with the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University

University of the Sciences has an articulation agreement with the Kornberg School of Dentistry (KSD) at Temple University that helps you make a direct entry to dental school. Our special arrangement with KSD offers guaranteed interviews to KSD for students who meet specific requirements for the 3+4 and 4+4 programs, guaranteeing a total of four seats each year for qualified USciences students. Application is by invitation only.

About the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Kornberg School of Dentistry promotes health through the education of diverse general and specialty dentists; provides comprehensive, patient-centered, evidence-based and outcome-driven oral health care; and, engages in research, scholarly activities and community service.

Website: dentistry.temple.edu

Strong consideration will be given if you meet the eligibility requirements outlined below and are interested in practicing dentistry.

Program Options

As a student in one of the following Dual Degree Programs, you will complete either three or four years at USciences, followed by four years at KSD, earning both Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degrees.

3+4 BS/DMD Dual Degree Program

In our accelerated 3+4 program, you will complete three years at USciences as a biology or biomedical sciences major. Upon successful completion of their first year of KSD, students will receive their BS degree from USciences. Following successful completion of four years at KSD, students will receive their DMD degree.

4+4 BS/DMD Dual Degree Program

In our 4+4 program, you will complete four years at USciences as any major to receive their BS degree. Following successful completion of four years at KSD, students will receive their DMD degree.

Eligibility Requirements

High School Applicants

If you are a highly motivated student in your final year of high school, you are eligible to apply to this program provided you meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum test scores: Old SAT 1150 (Critical Reading & Math), or New SAT 1220 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math), or ACT 25 (composite)
  • Minimum high school grade point average of 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Other evidence of scholarly/professional potential and demonstration of the desire to become a dentist
Current USciences Students

If you are currently enrolled at USciences, you are eligible to apply for consideration if there are seats available. You should notify your pre-med advisor and apply before the end of your first undergraduate year (U1) for the 3+4 program or no later than the end of the spring semester of your second undergraduate year (U2) for the 4+4 program. You are eligible to apply to these programs provided you meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 upon completion of the first undergraduate year (U1)
  • Minimum overall and basic science GPA of 3.4 upon completion of the second undergraduate year (U2)
  • No course grade less than a “C”
  • Other evidence of scholarly/professional potential and demonstration of the desire to become a dentist

Program Requirements for Guaranteed Interview

3+4 Dual Degree Program Requirements

In the 3+4 program, you must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for an interview at KSD:

  • Completion of a minimum of 102 credits of the 127 credits required for the BS in biology or biomedical sciences at USciences
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 upon completion of the first undergraduate year (U1)
  • Minimum overall and basic science GPA of 3.4 upon completion of the second undergraduate year (U2)
  • No course grade less than a "C"
  • Competitive DAT scores
  • Apply to KSD through AADSAS with the endorsement of the Pre-Health Professions Advisor
  • Other evidence of scholarly/professional potential and demonstration of the desire to become a dentist
4+4 Dual Degree Program Requirements

In the 4+4 program, you must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for an interview at KSD:

  • Fulfill all of the requirements of your respective major at USciences
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 upon completion of the first undergraduate year (U1)
  • Overall and basic science GPA of 3.4 upon completion of the third undergraduate year (U3)
  • No course grade less than a “C”
  • Competitive DAT scores
  • Apply to KSD through AADSAS with the endorsement of the Pre-Health Professions Advisor
  • Other evidence of scholarly/professional potential and demonstration of the desire to become a dentist

More Information

Admission Questions

Please contact our Admission Office at 215-596-8810 or admit@usciences.edu with any admission or application-related questions.

Program Information

For questionsabout the Dual Degree Program, please contact:

Laura A. Mangano, MEd
Associate Director of Pre-Health Professions Advising
Misher College of Arts and Sciences
215-596-8753
l.mangano@usciences.edu

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