Pre-dentistry students will find themselves well prepared for dental school with a broad base of science-focused coursework.

Dentists are a vital part of the medical community helping people maintain optimum dental health, which has a direct impact on overall wellness. As a dentist you may specialize, keep your own hours with private practice, or work in the clinical, hospital or public service settings.

Study Format

  • On Campus

Selecting a Major

Concordia University Chicago’s pre-dentistry program is not a major, but includes sequences of foundational and prerequisite courses for entry into graduate professional study in dentistry.

Students may choose any major, as long as they complete required courses for admission to dental school. However the suggested pathway is the Bachelor of Science in biology or health science, as these will cover the most prerequisites. Because graduate program prerequisites vary from institution to institution, students must check directly with them for exact clinical hours and admission criteria.

You must attend professional school to earn a doctoral degree in dental medicine.

Dedicated faculty in the College of Health, Science & Technology and the academic advising staff provide consistent and personal advisement of the student's academic program throughout their time at Concordia University Chicago.

Concordia University Chicago undergraduate students can be granted provisional early acceptance into Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM) School of Dentistry.

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