Pre-Dental Studies

Preparation for dental school is a challenging journey you can begin at Truman State University. As a pre-dental student at Truman, you have the opportunity to obtain the essential academic competencies needed to be successful in dental school.

Choose Your Own Path for Pre-Dental
Each major available at Truman offers different strengths and variation in your approach to healthcare—this means you have the freedom to design your educational experience by selecting a major that matches your particular academic interests or career goals. Many pre-dental students opt to major in a basic science such as Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. Other common pre-dental majors include Health Science, Exercise Science, or Psychology. Students majoring in any social science or the humanities are also accepted into dental school.

Get Personal Attention from Your Pre-Dental Advisor
We want you to have everything you need to make sure you’re on the right path and to help you succeed.  Get expert guidance from your own pre-dental advisor on courses, research projects, study abroad, and co-curricular activities. Have questions? Consult with one of our pre-dental advisors or the Pre-Health Professions Coordinator. You should set up a personalized meeting to discuss the best way to pursue your passions.

Resources That Make A Difference
Our resources include academic advising and tutoring, professional organizations such as Pre-Dental Club,  and research opportunities with faculty. With our small classes, you get to know your professors one-on-one.

For more information about dental schools and course requirements, contact:

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September 25, 2017

Truman's McNair program has been refunded by the U.S. Department of Education, and service to first-generation, income-eligible and underrepresented minority students will continue through at least September 2022. Applications for new scholars will be accepted online through Oct. 1.

Guest Recital to Feature Three PerformersGuest Recital to Feature Three Performers

September 25, 2017

The Department of Music will sponsor a visiting guest recital at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall featuring Natalia Bolshakova on piano, Leigh Muñoz on bassoon and Dan Willett on oboe.

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