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Bachelor of Science


Pre-professional programs prepare students for entry into numerous professional programs. The programs are not majors (i.e., a pre-med or pre-physical therapy major) but rather are tailored courses within existing majors. As students determine their program of interest, faculty work one on one with them to ensure they complete the prerequisite course requirements for their professional program(s) of interest. Students intending to apply for admission to a graduate dental program would be best prepared by completing a Biochemistry B.S. or a Biology B.S.



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Education & Training/Residency

  • Degree: Doctoral or professional degree
  • Education: 4 year undergraduate degree (including biology and chemistry). Completion of a dental program results in one of three degrees: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM), and Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD).

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Alumni Graduate School Placements

  • University of Minnesota
  • A.T. Stills University, Missouri School of Dentistry
  • University of Iowa