Program Designation: Pre-Professional
Dr. Mary Mulcahy and Dr. David Merwine
Academic Division: Biological and Health Sciences
Do you want to be a dentist? Or, maybe you'd like to earn a living as a dental surgeon. If so, you will need a doctor of dental medicine or doctor of dental surgery degree. We offer you a couple of different ways to help you get there.
First, you can take advantage of an agreement we have with the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in Pittsburgh.
Or, you can earn a four-year degree on our campus and then apply to another dental school. On our campus, you can choose any major. Most of our students who went on to dental school majored in biology. The next most common majors were chemistry and psychology.
Since each dental school may have other specific requirements, we will want check with the dental school of your choice before you finish your bachelor's degree.
We have an agreement with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, which will allow you to enter their medical school after just three years of undergraduate coursework, enabling you to become
a doctor in even less time. In each case, these agreements mean that if you meet certain requirements, you will automatically be admitted to one of their doctoral programs.
What can you do with a degree in Pre-Dentistry.
To be eligible for dental school admission, students must meet stringent requirements as follows:
Students who withdraw from this special program are eligible to apply, without prejudice, directly to the School of Dental Medicine under the prevailing admission requirements and standards.
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