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Pre-dentistry isn’t an actual degree, but instead the set of coursework you complete to prepare you for your DMAT and dental school.

At UHSP, you’ll benefit from coursework that is taught through the lens of health care from your very first class, giving you a unique perspective and set of skills to carry forward into dental school and beyond.

General Biology with lab (8 credit hours) 

General Chemistry with lab (8 credit hours) 

Organic Chemistry with lab (8 credit hours) 

Physics with lab (8 credit hours) 

Statistics (some schools will require Calculus) 

English with writing intensive courses (6 credit hours) 

Recommended: English or Writing Intensive, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Psychology, Sociology 

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Dentistry At a Glance

The field of dentistry offers a rewarding career focused on oral health. As the health landscape evolves, so are many health professions, and dentistry is no exception. In addition to ensuring the health of patients, a career in dentistry offers many benefits including career stability, strong earning potential and diverse opportunities.

TOP 10


Listed in the top 10 of best paying jobs

(U.S. News & World Report)



Profession expected to grow 4% through 2032



Listed in the top of “100 Best Jobs” list

(U.S. News & World Report, 2023)



(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023)

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B.S. in Biomedical Sciences

Our health sciences programs are the perfect foundation for future professional study.

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences program prepares students for futures in a changing world by giving them a strong academic foundation in the sciences as well as the skills required to be successful in a wide variety of health professions careers, including dentistry.

A Partnership for Your Dental Future

After earning your bachelor’s degree or completing your prerequisites, you’ll be prepared to succeed at any dental program you choose.

Continue with A.T. Still University

Through a partnership between UHSP and A.T. Still University (ATSU) Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, you will benefit from three interview spots reserved for UHSP students each year..

ATSU’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program features an innovative curriculum that integrates core disciplines into the human systems, preclinical and dental sciences with a strong emphasis on the application of clinical medicine and clinical dentistry.