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Engineering & Science


Dentistry is a field of medicine that deals with teeth and the tissues of the mouth. Job prospects for dentists are expected to be good, with faster than average job growth.  At the beginning of their education, dentistry majors study biology, physiology, anatomy, and other related topics. These are balanced with general education courses which are part of the curriculum.  Eventually, their course work narrows down to the field of oral health.  The course work for dentistry is geared toward the Dental Admission Test (DAT), which is a standardized test that is required to enter accredited dental programs in the United States and Canada. 

The Associate in Science degree program in Pre-Dentistry provides students with the analytical skills and scientific knowledge to expand and apply critical thinking to all facets of learning.  The expected program outcome is to provide a comprehensive lower division education for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program and subsequently be accepted into a dental program. 

Degree requirements (PDF)

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