Accelerated degree programs

Accelerated medical degree

The College of Science, in partnership with the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno and the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, offers motivated high school seniors an accelerated path towards a career in medicine or dentistry. Students admitted into either program must complete the first three years of required undergraduate curriculum at the University of Nevada, Reno followed by the required four years of medical or dental school. Students are awarded their B.S. degree after completing the first year of graduate school school curriculum.

  • BS-DMD eligibility criteria
    Students must meet the following criteria:
    • Applicants must be a first-time freshman at the University of Nevada, Reno
    • Minimum combined Math/Verbal score of 1270 or greater and a minimum Critical Reading score of 600 on the SAT OR combined ACT score of 29 or greater and a minimum English score of 26
    • Un-weighted cumulative GPA of 3.7 or placement in the top 10% of the graduating high school class
    • US Citizenship or permanent resident of the United State of America AND Nevada residency
    • Non-US citizens must have a permanent resident visa AND Nevada residency
    • Graduate from a Nevada high school
    • Applied for admission to the University of Nevada, Reno as a freshman with a declared major in Biology by February 1st
    Additional criteria to be considered:
    • Extracurricular Activities
    • Leadership Experience
    • Healthcare or Clinical Experience
    • Work Experience

    A BS-DMD Admissions Committee, comprised of faculty and administrators from the University of Nevada, Reno College of Science and UNLV’s School of Dental Medicine, will select qualified applicants for interviews and for admission into the program.

    Undergraduate requirements:

    Students must maintain the following requirement to progress:

    • 3.5 overall cumulative GPA and 3.5 science GPA
    • Successfully complete the DAT with a score of 19 or better with no subset scores lower than 15.
  • How to apply to the BS-DMD program

    All application materials must be received no later than April 15. Students need to submit the following items in addition to a general application to the University of Nevada, Reno:

    • BS-DMD Supplemental Application
    • Three Letters of Evaluation (at least one must be from a science teacher) submitted via the BS-MD Evaluator fForm
    • Personal Statement
    • Wallet size color photo

    BS-DMD Supplemental Application

    BS-DMD Evaluator Form