• Overview
  • The first steps toward a career in dentistry.

    The pre-dentistry focus is an advising program to help students select courses and become well prepared for application to dental school.

    The steps toward your career as a dentist begin by taking the required pre-dental courses, completing your undergraduate degree, and gaining required clinical experience. Course work will include at a minimum chemistry, physics, biology, and organic chemistry. Common pre-dentistry majors include biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, psychology and nutrition. You will also need to seek out volunteer opportunities to shadow dentists and to observe patients in clinical settings.

    Completing these steps are prerequisites for applying to dental school for four additional years of specialized training.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program is a good fit if you:
    • Enjoy science and math
    • Are a good problem solver
    • Enjoy working with your hands
    • Like to work with people and to help others
    • Are interested in dental health
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a:
    • Dentist (DDS)