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. Earn at least 90 credits on our campus. Then, if you meet all of the requirements, you will be admitted to Pitt’s dental school. Pitt will accept five of our students per year.
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.
To be eligible for this special dental school admission, you need to meet stringent requirements.
1. For admission to Pitt-Bradford you must:
2. Meet the following standards while earning 90 or more credits at Pitt-Bradford:
3. Attain Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) scores acceptable to the dental school.
Students who are admitted to the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine at the end of their third year and upon earning a minimum of 90 credits on our campus may earn their bachelor of science upon satisfactory completion of the first year of dental school.
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.
What can you do with a degree in Pre-Dentistry.
Minimum prerequisites include:
A background in mathematics is recommended, through and including MATH 0140 Calculus I.
It's easy to apply online or print and mail your form.
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