Program Overview

Admission to medical, dental and most other health profession schools in the United States is very selective. Only students with excellent grades and admission test scores, knowledge of their health profession and in most cases, health care experience are being admitted. 

Oral Roberts University’s residential Pre-Dental program will equip you with a general set of courses based on the admission requirements of several representative schools in your field.

Pre-dental students should follow their own interests and aptitudes in selecting one of several recognized majors, such as biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, psychology or health and exercise science as a pre-professional route. All of these pre-professional programs provide a balanced liberal arts education with strengths both in science and humanities.

It is recommended that a catalog be obtained from each school being considered for professional degree application to determine the exact requirements. This allows for inclusion of the appropriate courses in an ORU program and facilitates a judicious transfer from ORU to the professional program. All pre-professional health services majors are encouraged to closely with their degree advisor.

What can I do WITH A degree from ORU in THE Pre-Dental pROGRAM?

  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Graduate Studies

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Mathematical Analysis or Calculus
  • Biology Lecture/Lab
  • Chemistry Lecture/Lab
  • Organic Chemistry Lecture/Lab

What makes ORU’s Pre-Dental program stand out?

Each year ORU sends out several teams with a distinctive medical mission. Experience medical missions with a body, mind and spirit emphasis. There are also numerous shadowing opportunities available for physician, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, occupational therapist, physical therapist and more.

What about accreditation? 

As a university, we meet the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). 

Are there scholarships available? 

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Pre-Health Professions Honors Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and many others. This society welcomes all engaged in the pursuit of a health care career. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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