Calvin's pre-dental program will prepare you not only for acceptance into some of the best dental schools in the country, but also to be a compassionate and well-rounded healthcare provider. Whether you're interested in general dentistry or in a dental specialty, a liberal arts education at Calvin can help you achieve your goals.

Get prepared

As a pre-dental student at Calvin, you'll have the flexibility to pursue any major as you complete the courses required for dental school. These classes include a range of chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics. You will also meet regularly with the pre-dental faculty advisor to plan your path to dentistry school.

Dental school graduates can opt for additional training, either in general practice dentistry or in one of the nine recognized advanced dental education specialties:

  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Public Health Dentistry

Learn more about the field of dentistry at the American Dental Education Association »

Student involvement

Pre-dental club; Laboratory assisting in Biology or Chemistry; work on ecosystem restoration projects; International Health and Development Club

Because this program is an advising track designed to meet the requirements for graduate school, course requirements are recommendations that you should discuss with the pre-dental advisor.

Two courses in molecular and organismal biology

Two courses in inorganic chemistry Two courses in organic chemistry One course in biochemistry Many med schools recommend or require statistics


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