Mercer University undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in dentistry are considered to be on the “pre-dental” or “pre-dentistry” track. Pre-dentistry is not an academic major, but a preparatory track; pre-dental students must declare and work towards a degree as they fulfill the admission requirements for their preferred dental school(s).
Mercer pre-dental students will enroll in the MercerPreHealth Canvas course to start developing their professional school application portfolios, and participate in the workshops and seminars hosted by the professional advisors in the Office of Academic & Advising Services and the Center for Career & Professional Development. The schedule of those events is available on the Mercer Science and Pre-Health Google Calendar>>.
Students who do not have access to the Canvas course may read through the 2017-18 Pre-Dental Track Fundamentals>> handbook.
Please note that the minimum science coursework required for the pre-dental track is only offered by the College of Liberal Arts on the Macon Campus. Also note that competency in mathematics at or above the calculus level is required to begin the chemistry and biology course sequences at Mercer University. Students planning on following the pre-dental track are therefore advised to take mathematics in high school at least through the pre-calculus level.