Newberry College's pre-dentistry program helps undergraduate students planning to go into dentistry to prepare for further education in the field.
Training to become a dentist is a rigorous process taking about 7-8 years of college level study. Most students are expected to have completed their BS degree at the time of starting their graduate program; however, those with an exceptional GPA and DAT scores may apply with 90 hours of coursework. This is true at both of the schools in South Carolina (USC and MUSC).
The typical admission committee looks at three important criteria in making their decision for admission:
In order to be best prepared for the application process, most students are either biology or chemistry majors and complete the courses listed below.
Many dental programs, including those at South Carolina schools, expect additional coursework in the sciences, especially biology and chemistry.
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