May 27, 2024  

Pre-Professional Program in Dentistry

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Students from departments within the College of Arts & Sciences
Rob Zdor, Coordinator,; 269-471-6696; Price Hall (Science Complex)
David Randall,; 269-471-3259, Halenz Hall (Science Complex)

Preference is given to applicants who have a broad academic background with a baccalaureate degree. The minimum entrance requirement is 96 semester credits with a 2.70 GPA (C=2.00) in both science and non-science courses, although it is recommended that students should maintain an A/B average in science, as well as overall. The Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) must be taken not later than October of the year preceding admission. Minimum entrance requirements for most dental schools follow. For more information, contact the American Association of Dental Schools: and the American Dental Association

Pre-Professional Programs

Although essentially a liberal arts college, the College of Arts & Sciences offers certain pre-professional curricula for students who plan to enter professional schools. For medical and paramedical curricula, Andrews University maintains a special relationship with Loma Linda University.

Required courses for applicants to Loma Linda University:

English Composition—6
Foundations of Biology—10
General Chemistry—8
Organic Chemistry—8
General Physics—8


Human anatomy, biochemistry, histology, computer science, systems physiology, management and organization, fundamentals of accounting, a survey of calculus, machine shop, and religion.

Total pre-dental credits: 96

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