Prospective Pre-Dental Biology Students
I want major in Pre-Dental!
There is no such thing as a pre-dental major. Pre-dental students commonly major in biology but may choose any major they wish. Pre-dental is an academic advisement area. We offer focused advisement for students interested in certain career paths. Pre-dental biology students are advised by an advisor who advises other pre-dental students.
If pre-dental is not a major, then what does it mean to be a pre-dental biology student?It means you must plan your college career with four things in mind:
You should try to get your baccalaureate (B.S.) degree (i.e. meet Biology degree requirements) and graduate. UNG degree requirements can be found in the appropriate Undergraduate Bulletin. The Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine (formerly MCG) only requires completion of 90 credit hours, but they give preference to students who have a baccalaureate degree.
You must meet entrance requirements for dental school. This typically means taking very few if any courses in addition to those required to earn the biology degree.
You must acquire dental experience along the way. One of your letters of recommendation usually has to come from a practicing dentist.
You must prepare to take the Dental Admission Test (DAT).
Where can I learn more?
Georgia has only one DDS/DMD program, and it is found at Georgia Regents University.
The American Dental Association has a comprehensive set of links to dental programs in the U.S., and provides extensive information about the field of dentistry in general.
Biology Pre-Dental Advisors:
Dr. Alex Lowrey