Students planning on gaining admission to dental school must successfully combine an academic major with the specific prerequisite requirements of the professional schools they wish to attend. Most dental schools provide substantial latitude in the academic majors that students may pursue at the baccalaureate level. For this reason, this pathway is designed to provide you with guidance in selecting a degree and then tailoring your requirements for dental schools of your choice. When considering which degree to choose for a given graduate and professional school goal, students should select a degree that will include their passions and interests and efficiently meets their dental school’s requirements. While there are many majors to choose from, a degree in Health Studies from the Department of Public Health and Population Science is often appropriate for those who wish to work in health professions.
The Pre-Dentistry Pathway is a non-degree program available at Boise State University. You will not earn a degree in Pre-Dentistry*. Therefore, it is suggested that students work closely with their pre-dental advisor to successfully and meet both the academic requirements of the major they select and the professional school requirements.
*with the exception if you were attending or have attended Boise State between 2012- August of 2018.