Gain a competitive edge through Emmanuel's pre-dental curriculum.

Emmanuel's pre-dental program is thoughtfully designed to provide you with comprehensive preparation for the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) and pave the way for your future in the field of dental medicine.

Dental schools are in search of candidates with a solid foundation in biology or chemistry, complemented by a well-rounded education in the liberal arts and sciences. At Emmanuel, you'll find that the health sciences concentration in the biology major and the biochemistry concentration in the chemistry major are both outstanding undergraduate degree choices to prepare you for dental school.

Beyond coursework, you'll gain hands-on experience through a required internship and benefit from our partnership with the Tufts School of Dental Medicine.  The College's Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC), composed of committed Emmanuel faculty members, will also actively guide you in your preparation for these highly competitive graduate programs. They're also here to provide invaluable support in crafting letters of recommendation for your applications. Your journey toward a successful dental career begins here.



The Curriculum

You may choose any major at Emmanuel, but the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) requires you to complete, at minimum, the following courses. As you embark on your college journey, it's advisable to thoroughly review the specific requirements of your chosen medical school.

  • BIOL1105 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • BIOL1106 Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • CHEM1101 Principals of Chemistry I with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • CHEM1102 Principals of Chemistry II with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • CHEM2101 Organic Chemistry I with lab
  • CHEM2102 Organic Chemistry II with lab
  • PHYS2201 General Physics I (calculus based) with lab (SI-L)
  • PHYS2202 General Physics II (calculus based) with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • One year (two semesters) of English and math, and courses in biochemistry, psychology and sociology are also recommended