When you pursue pre-dental studies at Truman, you start on the path toward a meaningful career—one that will make a difference in the lives of your patients. Truman’s focus on educating the whole person through a well-rounded curriculum prepares you for success in dental school and your future career as a dentist.
Pursue Your Dream at Truman
Typically, dental schools do not require a specific major as long as their prerequisite courses are met. The most common prerequisites are two semesters of general biology with lab, two semesters of general chemistry with lab, two semesters of organic chemistry with lab and two semesters of physics. Prerequisites can vary among dental schools and may also include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and English. Your academic advisor at Truman can help you plan the required coursework to make sure you’re on track.
Experience That Counts
At Truman, you’re among a community of learners who share in your intellectual curiosity. And you’ll find plenty of leadership opportunities to show you are truly passionate about dentistry. Job shadowing lets you gain experience in the dental field, and volunteering shows you have a desire to give back to the community—experiences that can give you an edge when you apply to dental school. You can further enhance your undergraduate education through research, internships, and study abroad. When you join the Pre-Dental Club, you meet other students with similar interests who can share their experiences with you.
Navigate Your Journey with Confidence
You will work closely with your advisor at Truman starting on day one so you will be ready to apply for dental school during your junior year (or 90 credit hours). You will need a competitive GPA at Truman and a competitive score on the Dental Admissions Test (DAT).
For more information about pre-dental studies at Truman State University, contact:
• Ms. Jeanne Mitchell B.S., M.S., M.A.E., Department of Biology firstname.lastname@example.org
• Dr. Roberta Donahue B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Department of Health and Exercise Science email@example.com
For more information about dental schools and course requirements, contact:
• American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Club, firstname.lastname@example.org
• American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
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