Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Biology-Chemistry - Dentist

Preparing for a Career as a Dentist 

  • Course Work- All dental schools require a minimum of chemistry (4 semesters), biology (2 semesters) and physics (2 semesters). Many schools have additional requirements of math and English. It is always wise to check on the specific requirements of schools to which you may eventually apply.

  • Experiences - Most schools look favorably upon experience that suggests that you have familiarity with the occupation you are pursuing. This experience fits into two categories.

    • Basic research - conducted on your home campus or at some other campus, research shows intellectual growth and problem solving skills that may lack from ordinary coursework.

    • Health care-related experience - job shadow a health care professional, get a summer job in a health care position, or participate in a meaningful volunteer experience.

Extensive career preparation and advising information for current students is here.


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* Median pay reflects the average income for all U.S. professionals working in this field. Entry-level salaries are typically lower.