Pre-Dentistry – Program Features

Project-Based Learning

Because of its excellent reputation, small upper-level science class sizes of less than 20 students, and laboratories with fewer than 16 students, many of Maryville’s graduates have had remarkable success in applying to professional schools in the sciences.

Maryville students planning to apply to dental school are advised by the Pre-Health Professions advisor and a Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee, which usually consists of the advisory and three additional science faculty members, a psychology faculty member, an English faculty member and someone with a degree in the health professions.

The advisory committee offers students: information on colleges and careers and admissions requirements for dental schools, the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research, assistance identifying shadowing and volunteer opportunities, letters of recommendation and other relevant advice.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.

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