Pre-dentistry is a program at Baylor, not a specific major. The program combines the student's major with courses that best prepares them for dental school. Students may select almost any major, but they are several required biology, chemistry and physics courses as part of the pre-dentistry program. Their liberal arts foundation is broad-based and helps with their future specialized professional training. Dental schools accept students with majors in both non-science and science disciplines.
The pre-dentistry program offers several services in order to prepare students for the often rigorous journey in becoming a dentist, including advising, the opportunity to attend professional workshops, research opportunities and student organizations.
Baylor has a Pre-med/Pre-dent Advisory Committee that helps students prepare for the rigorous dental school application process. It interviews and evaluates applicants for professional school based on many factors including teacher evaluation and personal presentation. The committee also works with many medical and dental schools, so their comprehensive evaluations are often an important component of the students' application. Acceptance into dental school is based on undergraduate GPA, the Advisory Committee evaluation and Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores.
Alpha Epsilon Delta is a student-led organization for students interested in Pre-Health Care programs. AED offers opportunities for intellectual and professional development. It provides a forum for students with common interests and also extends a program of service to benefit both the Waco and the Baylor communities.
Baylor offers several Living-Learning Centers which are housing opportunities designed to place students of common interests together. The Science & Health Living-Learning Center is a residential option that's available for pre-health students. Students are able to collaborate with each other, science faculty and medical researchers.
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Selecting a Pre-Professional Program
Pre-professional programs are career aspirations. You must also select a major. When you fill out your application, you will be able to select a major and a pre-professional program.