Pre-Dentistry

Associate in Arts
Transfer Degree
Cost
$11,322*

Build toward dental school success

Specialized skills in mouth, teeth and gum health

Start your journey toward dental school with an affordable and comprehensive associate degree in pre-dentistry from the College of Lake County. As a dentist, you’re responsible for preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the teeth, mouth and surrounding facial areas. Oral health is a key component to overall health, and you can improve lives through this meaningful career path.

This two-year degree prepares you for the rigors of a bachelor’s degree program as well as the dental school curriculum. In addition to general education courses, you complete introductory classes in biology, chemistry and physics. At graduation, you’re ready to continue your education and succeed at the next level.

What can you do with an A.A. in Pre-Dentistry?

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Pre-Dentistry prepares you to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in biology or related fields, which prepares you for these careers.

Highlights

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    CHM 121 5
    ENG 121 3
    MTH 145 5
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CHM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 145
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ENG 122 3
    CHM 123 5
    BIO 161 4
    • Course Code ENG 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CHM 123
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 161
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ANT 221 3
    BIO 162 4
    CHM 222 5
    PHY 121 5
    • Course Code ANT 221
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 162
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CHM 222
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHY 121
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    PHI 125 3
    CMM 121 3
    SOC 121 3
    PSY 121 3
    • Course Code PHI 125
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CMM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code SOC 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PSY 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

63

Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.



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Pre-Dentistry at CLC

Get the bigger picture

This transfer degree is just one possible way to study dentistry. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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