Students interested in dentistry typically major in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or chemistry. At Westminster College they prepare for professional school by taking two semesters of biology; two semesters of inorganic chemistry; two semesters of organic chemistry; two semesters of physics; two semesters of English (one course each in writing and literature); and one semester of mathematics. Students are encouraged to pursue opportunities in important experiential activities, such as career shadowing, internships, and research collaboration. A special articulation agreement with Case Western University allows students to spend three years at Westminster in a traditional liberal arts program, then four years at Case Western, earning both the B.S. and D.M.D degrees in seven years instead of the typical eight. Students must be accepted to both Case Western and Westminster College in their senior year of high school. Qualified students can also opt to be directly admitted to LECOM’s School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, Florida, finishing the degree in eight years.
Imagine yourself a dentist or in the articulation program with Case Western.