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Our recent graduates have been accepted by dental schools at institutions such as the University of Michigan, Indiana University, Southern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.



At Illinois Wesleyan, students receive premier preparation in the sciences, along with challenging coursework in the
liberal arts, highly personal instruction from a well-qualified faculty and hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment.

As at most universities, students cannot major in pre-dentistry at Illinois Wesleyan. Instead, students will major in their primary field of interest, while also working to complete the courses required by the pre-dentistry program.

Pre-Dentistry at Illinois Wesleyan — Our Advantages

  • Top-quality scientific equipment in the labs, including dedicated space for student research.
  • Students can pursue independent research projects under the supervision of Ph.D. professors.
  • The Dental Extern Program pairs pre-dental students with a local dentist, orthodontist, oral surgeon, or other specialist, which provides the opportunity to observe everything from patient examinations to surgery.
  • Students benefit from the assistance and expertise of the Pre-Dental Advisory Committee, who advise students on the pre-dentistry curriculum and the dental school admissions process.

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Given Harper

Given Harper, co-chair of the
Pre-Dental Advisory Committee
(309) 556-3060

Courses Required for Pre-Dentistry

  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Physics

Courses Recommended for Pre-Dentistry

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Histology
  • Microbiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Biostatistics and Experimental Design
  • Molecular Biology/Genetics
  • Neurophysiology