Biomedical Health Sciences (BMHS), Pre-Professional Program

formerly Health Science Pre-Professional (HSPP)

Pre-Dentistry Concentration

This program is specifically designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the fields of general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, and other areas of dentistry. The pre-dentistry concentration includes prerequisites for dentistry school; however, this program also goes beyond the minimum requirements to ensure that students are prepared for the rigors of a professional program across any of the biomedical health sciences.  Examples of courses within the curriculum include general biology, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, calculus, physics, psychology, sociology, and statistics.

 

Potential Areas of Advanced Study

  • Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in a health-related field
  • Joint Programs (MD/PhD, DO/PhD)
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Business Administration (3+2 program)

Additional Career and Post-Bachelors Options

  • Research Assistant
  • Pharmaceutical Research Assistant
  • Center for Disease Control
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Government Employment

Beyond the Classroom

HHS and Krannert School of Management 3 + 2 Program

The "3+2" program is available to outstanding undergraduates in Biomedical Health Sciences. The program allows students to complete their B.S. and M.B.A. in five years. Students receive their B.S. degree in May of their fourth year and their M.B.A. in May of their fifth year. To be considered for this program, the student’s grade point average must be a 3.7/4.0 at the beginning of their junior year. If eligible, the student completes the application process for graduate school during the junior year.

Degree Requirements & Academic Advising Worksheet


How do I switch my major?

If you are interested in switching your major to Biomedical Health Sciences: Pre-Dentistry Health Sciences Concentration, please visit the Changing Your Major page to learn more about the process to enter the College of Health & Human Sciences.

How do I transfer to Purdue?

If you are interested in transferring to Biomedical Health Sciences: Pre-Dentistry  Concentration from another college or university, please visit the Future Transfer Students page to learn more about the steps needed to finish your degree at Purdue University.

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