Pre Professional Dentistry


Students who intend to become dentists get a strong foundation for medical school by choosing the Fairmont State University Pre-Professional Dentistry program.

Students who enter Pre-Professional Dentistry, or any Fairmont State University Pre-Professional Program, are assigned two advisors to ensure academic success.

Students who plan to apply to dental school should consult with their pre-dental advisor throughout their academic careers at Fairmont State.

The primary advisor for Pre-Professional Dentistry students guides them through required courses in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Physics

Pre-Professional Dentistry students are also encouraged to broaden their academic backgrounds by taking courses in:

  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Advanced biology

Career Opportunities

Most Pre-Professional Dentistry students plan to further their education. Admission to professional schools is typically based on completion of specific course requirements, performance on standardized admissions tests, the overall academic transcript and grades, an essay, letters of recommendation, and an interview. Pre-Professional Dentistry students can ultimately end up in:

  • General Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Dental Public Health