Preprofessional Studies (Predental)

Predental students gain the strong foundation on which to build their studies at a dental school, leading to successful careers in the burgeoning health industry.

Program Offerings at Grand Valley

Dental schools accept students with a variety of different majors. Grand Valley students are exceptionally competitive with those applying from other institutions. Predental students at GVSU may choose any major while completing the prerequisite coursework they need to score well on the Dental Admission Test (DAT). The advising team looks forward to helping you achieve your dream of dental school!


Grand Valley’s predental program offers all the courses necessary to gain admission to dental school and prepare fully for the DAT, including:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • General chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Organic chemistry

Career Options

Predental studies prepares students for dental school, and they go on to hold positions such as:

  • General Dentist
  • Oral Surgeon
  • Orthodontist
  • Periodontist

For More Information

Seidman College of Business
(616) 331-7500
Admissions Office

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