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Recommended Majors

Dental schools do not require a specific undergraduate major. Most pre-dental curricula have specific course requirements in biology, chemistry and physics. Successful applicants have majored in biology, chemistry, and physics. Successful applicants have also majored in psychology and history while satisfying the science coursework requirements during their undergraduate years. It should be noted, however, that the technical practice of dentistry is primarily a scientific endeavor. Students in the pre-dental program who do not have a science major should plan on at least 50 semester-credit hours in biology, chemistry, math and physics. Merely fulfilling the required courses in the sciences is usually not sufficient. Additional courses in biology or chemistry are strongly suggested regardless of the student's major.