BS/DDS Program (CE) | Other

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.

Program Details

  • Degree Classification: Other
  • Related Degrees: B.S. / D.D.S.
  • Program Type: Major
  • Program Frequency: Full-Time
  • Format: In Person

Admission Requirements

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.

Caution to Prospective Students

The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."

All credentials must be sent to:

Howard University Graduate School 
Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
4th and College Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20059