What is pre-dentistry?

Dentistry is a career field that requires degrees beyond a four-year undergraduate degree. The pre-Dentistry major is comprised of the basic courses required for an undergraduate degree in pursuit of more advanced degrees.

Success factors

If you are motivated, passionate and enjoy learning and understanding principles governing life processes at all levels – molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological – studying biology is for you!

Career possibilities

  • Private practice
  • Academic dentistry
  • Public health dentistry research
  • International health care
  • Hospital dentistry
  • Dental specialist
  • Dental technician
  • Dental hygienist

Majoring in pre-dentistry

Opportunities to serve as a tutor and department assistant, privileges reserved for upperclassmen at most schools.

Pre-dentistry curriculum

The pre-dentistry curriculum will provide you with the strong educational foundation you will need for upper-level studies and advanced degrees. Academic advisors work one-on-one with students to ensure requirements are met for a seamless transition to continuing education and professional careers. The curriculum follows a general biology curriculum.

Sample curriculum – associate degree in pre-dentistry

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