Loras College Fast Fact Sheet for Health Science and Biology

Pre-Professional Program Title: Pre Dentistry

Loras Faculty Advisor: Tom Davis (7767), Biology

Years of College Here Required for Admission to Program at Another School: Usually 4, sometimes 3.

Suggested Loras Majors: Biology, Biology Research, Chemistry, Psychology, English or General Science
any major of personal interest to the student
(there is NOT a declared pre dentistry major)

Undergrad Courses Needed for Admission:

Intro Biology, Physiology, Cell Biology, Genetics,

Pre Calculus Math, 2 sem Gen. Chemistry, 2 sem Organic

Chemistry, English composition, Humanities, 2 sem Physics

Schools To Which Loras Sends Its Graduates: U. Iowa (for IA residents), U. Illinois (for IL residents), Marquette

% of Loras Applicants Admitted in last 3 years: 100%

Minimum GPA of Successful Entrants: 3.0+

Other Suggested Requirements for Admission: Above average scores on Dental Aptitude Test (DAT); spend time with several practicing dentists.

Specific Comments on this Program at Loras: Loras is affiliated with the Univ. of Iowa Dental School’s Early Admission Program. This program lets first year students with good grades be admitted to the dental school in the spring of their first year. They apply to the program and must maintain their grades and get a minimum score on the DAT to ensure admission to the dental school after 3 or usually 4 years of college here at Loras.

General Information About This Program AFTER Loras: Dental school is a 4 year program. Unlike medical school dentists can start practicing immediately after dental school after they have passed the qualifying licensing exam.

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