Pre-Dental Bachelor's Degree Plan

Lamar University Pre-Professional Programs

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Major: Varies, follows Pre-Professional program
Hours: 120

Pre-Dental Bachelor Degree

Delivery Options:

Pre-Professional Program Description

The pre-professional program Pre-Dental Degree Plan leads to your further study in the medical field of your choice. Paired with the baccalaureate degree of your choosing, this program, along with your own brand of community and campus involvement, investigation and engagement in your chosen discipline and extraordinary academic performance will prepare you to apply for and excel in dental school.

Why Study Pre-Dentistry at Lamar?

During your Pre-Dental Degree Plan studies at Lamar University, you will work with an advisor who will guide you in tailoring your bachelor's degree for dental school application and admission. You will prepare to submit your curriculum, Dental Admission Test and supporting application materials by the end of your junior year. Your faculty and advisors will encourage you to maintain a high GPA (3.5 or better), and you'll have access to opportunities for research, volunteering and mentorship or internship experiences that reflect your potential for leadership in the dental profession.

Career Paths

"A dental education opens up a world of professional opportunities. In addition to private practice, today's dental school graduates can choose to work in hospital emergency rooms, conduct advanced laboratory research, teach future dentists or even travel the world with international health and relief organizations.... There is a great demand for dental team positions like dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental lab technicians. Hygienists and assistants interact closely with patients to ensure a high level of care, while dental lab technicians work behind-the-scenes, designing the dentures, crowns and braces used by dentists." –

Primary Careers

Hygienist, assistant, general dentist, specialist

Career Areas

  • Endodontics
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial radiology
  • Oral pathology
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Periodontics

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Dental practitioners, partnerships
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Research institutions
  • Non-profit organizations

*Suggested majors are only examples of a few degrees that may align with your pre-professional program interests. Speak with an advisor to decide on the best major to meet course requirements for your program and professional school.