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What is the best major to take during undergrad to apply for DENTAL school?


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Dan’s Answer

I'm not a dentist but from my experience from talking/studying with my pre-dental friends back during my pre-med days, it was very much similar. You can major in anything that you liked as long as you were okay with taking additional pre-dental courses -- the minimum and the recommended additions (to be competitive). It would be easier if you did life sciences like biology or chemistry since a lot of the pre-dental courses will align with those major's required classes as well and you might get first pick on the upper level sciences "evolutionary biology, human physiology, physical chemistry" . The latter which can boost up your resume and science GPA. But if you have a love for like anthropology or dance even, go for that and do pre-dental at the same time. It might even make you stand out as majority pre-health folks are bio or chem majors. Hope that helps.

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Estelle’s Answer

Any major works as long as you take the pre-dental requirements.

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David’s Answer

Though competitive, most dental schools don't require that students have a specific undergraduate degree as a prerequisite. The best way students can prepare themselves for dental school is by majoring in a field of science and taking courses such as biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, physics and mathematics or pre-dental course. Other than that will be majoring in the following or completing all majoring in a field of science and taking courses such as biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, physics and mathematics.

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Stephen’s Answer

For most medical schools. either a pre-med is required or a degree in an applicable science such as Biology or Chemistry.

Beyond that. your MCATs are a heavily weighted tools.

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