What is Pre-Dentistry?

Students interested in a career as a private-practice dentist or teaching and research should pursue a pre-dentistry program. Around the country, dental schools are looking for well-rounded and well-educated students. Pre-dentistry students in the School of Science at IUPUI will be prepared for admissions into professional schools that lead to careers in the following fields:

  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Oral surgery
  • Private practice dentist
  • And more

Like most universities, IUPUI does not offer a pre-dentistry major. Few colleges in the United States offer this major because dental schools do not require students to complete specific majors. However, many majors in the School of Science at IUPUI provide students with excellent undergraduate preparation for dental school.