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2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

"3+4" Accelerated Program Leading to the Baccalaureate and Doctor of Dental Medicine Degrees Background, B.S.


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Under a joint agreement between Kornberg School of Dentistry Temple University and Saint Francis University, select undergraduate students who have successfully completed specific core course requirements at SFC may continue their education in dentistry at Temple University in this program of study. This accelerated academic program is referred to as The "3+4" Accelerated Program Leading to the Baccalaureate and Doctor of Dental Medicine Degrees (or Program). The program is comprised of two phases: Phase I consists of the first three years of undergraduate education at Saint Francis; Phase II consists of the remaining four years of dental school education at Temple University. Saint Francis University will confer the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree to students who have successfully completed the first year of Temple University School of Dentistry's academic curriculum.

Selection of Students for the Program

For admission to the program, students must complete the first 3-year phase of education at SFU. Following the successful completion of the ascribed undergraduate phase of training, students will continue with the second phase of their education under the auspices of Temple University School of Dentistry and its associated clinical training sites.

Students will be admitted to the SFU Phase (Phase I) of the program based upon the following criteria:

  SAT Scores 1170 (re-centered)
  High School GPA 3.5 minimum
  Potential Additional evidence of scholarly and professional potential and desire to practice dentistry

The SAT scores (1170) and high school GPA (3.5) serve as targets for applicant selection for admission to the program; other parameters, such as personal traits and desire to practice dentistry will also be considered for each applicant.

SFC representatives will interview applicants to the program and submit acceptable Phase I applications to Temple University School of Dentistry for review. Temple School of Dentistry will acknowledge receipt of Phase I applications within thirty (30) days.

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