Pre-Dentistry

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Dentists focus on oral health and well-being and is a growing medical profession. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in oral health care are expected to grow 6-9% from 2021 to 2031 with an average of  5,000 job openings each year.  The Pre-Dental program at Morningside isn't necessarily a major but, rather prepares students for entry and success in graduate dental programs leading to the DDS degree. Typically, courses in chemistry, biology, and physics as well as the DAT test are required for admission to dental school. 

Degrees

Pre-Dentistry

Preprofessional

A Great Fit For

  • Individuals looking to go to dental school
  • Someone with a passion for dentistry
  • Detailed oriented individuals
  • Students interested in biology or chemistry courses

Your Undergraduate Path

Typically, students at Morningside University who identify as Pre-Dentistry major in Biology and/or Chemistry and then add appropriate prerequisites. Specific requirements vary from school to school, but below are some common minimum course requirements. Be sure to consult with your Academic Adviser, Faculty Adviser, or an adviser at the school or college of dentistry that you plan to attend.

Typical Plan of Study

  • Two Semesters of Biology
  • Two Semesters of General/Inorganic Chemistry
  • Two Semesters of Organic Chemistry
  • Two Semesters of Physics
  • Math

COMMON PRE-DENTISTRY MAJORS

Typically, students at Morningside University who identify as Pre-Dentistry major in Biology and/or Chemistry and then add appropriate prerequisites.

MEET YOUR ADVISOR

Aaron Bunker

Aaron Bunker

Professor

Aaron’s Profile

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Other Requirements

Students need to also consider the following requirements during their undergraduate path:

  • Take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT); Need to score a minimum of 18 on the DAT
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.3
  • A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree (required by many schools)
  • Involvements to help to be competitive in the application process including research, shadowing, and volunteer service hours.

Applying to Dental School

Requirements for admission usually include the following:

  • An interview
  • An essay and personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation

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