Pre-Dental
College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Sink your teeth into a program that gives you an edge in dental school.

If you know you want to become a dentist, congratulations! Dentistry is a rewarding, high-demand career. It is also one that requires at least four more years of education after you earn your undergraduate degree. Why not start off now with a program that gives you a solid foundation and prepares you well for the professional programs to come? The Bachelor of Science in Biology Pre-Dental program is just that.

As a Pre-Dental student at Edinboro, you’ll follow a rigorous curriculum that includes courses in Drawing and 3D Design that are required for Dental school, as well as those that prepare you for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT). Balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision making, and you’ll be a qualified candidate for any dental school.

Small classes taught by faculty members with a wide array of research interests will enable you to participate fully in your education and appreciate the importance of evidence-based medicine. Faculty mentors will ensure you’re equipped to do well in your undergraduate program and meet the requirements for the dental school that interests you.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty and staff instruct, guide and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Thrive in a rigorous, challenging environment.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 17% increase in the employment possibilities for dentists by 2026.

Ways to distinguish yourself.

State licensure and either a DMD or DDS degree is required before you can practice as a dentist. But it’s never too early to build a resume that demonstrates your commitment to the field. Opportunities at Edinboro include:

Hands-on field courses throughout the year, including summer work at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.

Independent research under the supervision of a faculty expert.

Internships that earn credits and provide first-hand experience in the field.

Capstone experience that may lead to presentations at local, regional or national meetings.

On-campus organizations such as Tri Beta, a National Biological Honor Society, and Pre-Healing Arts Club.

Surround yourself with other future professionals.

Students like you who are focused and serious about careers in healthcare are here at Edinboro. They could be following any one of these pre-professional tracks:

Prepare for a rewarding career.