Pre-Dental preparation students seeking a career in dentistry should pursue a bachelor’s degree which emphasizes coursework in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Students then go on to a graduate program in dental medicine. At Lourdes we suggest either a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology or Interdisciplinary Studies that allows for electives in the sciences. These degrees will give students a solid preparation for application to dental school. It is most important that you choose a degree program in a subject you are passionate about and that your cumulative grade point average (GPA) reflects a high level of academic success.

Karl EvanoffAlumni Spotlight: Karl Evanoff

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Currently in his third year of dental school at the University of Michigan, Karl says the next few years will see him shadowing dentists and embarking on his career as a DDS – Doctor of Dental Surgery. "My education at Lourdes prepared me well for graduate school," notes Karl. Read Karl's Story


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