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Pre-dentistry advising

Pre-dentistry advising

Pre-dentistry advising at Messiah College

Are you interested in a career in dentistry? Messiah College, a private Christian college in Pennsylvania, offers pre-health advising options to help you prepare for a health-related career after obtaining your undergraduate degree.

Pre-dentistry is not structured as a major at Messiah College. Instead, we find it more effective to help prepare you for dentistry school through a personalized, rigorous advising pathway within a major you choose. You will work one-on-one with our dedicated pre-health advisor to get answers to your questions; explore a career path that matches your passions and skills; and to help ensure you complete the prerequisite courses and application materials required for acceptance into dental school.  

While we have students from various majors go on to dental school, some of the more widely selected majors for dental school-bound students at Messiah include:

  • Applied Health Science
  • Biochemistry (B.S. and B.A.)
  • Biology – bio-medical concentration
  • Biopsychology
  • Molecular Biology

While specific requirements vary by school, you will likely be required to take the following courses to be able to apply to dental school.

  • One year of general biology
  • One year of general chemistry
  • One year of organic chemistry
  • One year introductory or general physics

Bachelor’s + Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) Early Assurance Program (EAP) 

This EAP is a collaboration between Messiah College and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). You will complete your Bachelor’s degree at Messiah College and then proceed to LECOM to obtain your DMD degree. This early assurance program (EAP) is open to high school students who are accepted to and plan to attend Messiah College and current Messiah College students prior to the start of their junior year. This EAP is comprised of two phases. Phase I is defined as the years of undergraduate education while at Messiah College.  Phase II consists of the medical school education while at LECOM and its associated clinical training sites.

Learn more about this partner program. 

Additional info

Academic and application requirements, career planning tools and more.

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Contact Martha Smith
Pre-health professions advising coordinator
717-766-2511, ext. 3936