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 enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts declare and work towards an academic major and minor>> as they fulfill the admission requirements for their preferred dental school(s).
Students should note that the prerequisite for all introductory science courses (chemistry, biology, and physics) is "calculus-readiness" (competency in mathematics at or above the pre-calculus level). Students planning on following a pre-health professions track are therefore advised to take mathematics in high school at least through the pre-calculus level.
Pre-Dental Track Advising Resources
Current Mercer Students
Students enrolled at Mercer who are following one of the pre-health professions tracks should enroll in the "MercerPreHealth" advsing course on Canvas>>.
Information about all of the pre-professional tracks at Mercer-Macon can be found on the web pages of the Office of Academic & Advising Services>>.