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!

Coursework

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

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center
www.gvsu.edu/clasadvising
C-1-140 MAK
(616) 331-8585
Admissions Office
www.gvsu.edu/admission

Grand Valley State University's offerings are very extensive, giving me exposure to all the background materials that I needed for an easy transition to graduate school. GVSU provided me the in-class education and lab based experience that I needed to have a solid foundation to allow me to succeed.

ROMY LAMBARIA
BIOLOGY MAJOR CLASS OF 2010, CASE SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE

One thing I have noticed during my first year at dental school, is that Grand Valley State University's Biomedical Science Department does a great job of getting you ready for professional school science classes. My first term course was in head and neck anatomy. I found myself tutoring several individuals during the lab sessions.

JEREMY SCHELL
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE MAJOR CLASS OF 2006, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DENTAL SCHOOL

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