Pre-Dentistry Concentration

Hiram’s rich liberal arts curriculum ensures that pre-dental majors will be wholly prepared for dental school. In addition to having the science knowledge needed to pass rigorous entry examinations, Hiram College’s future dentists will be compassionate caregivers, thanks to the ethical, humanistic and values-based issues they examine at the undergraduate level.


Future dentists can earn direct admittance into dental school at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine, after completing three years of undergraduate work at Hiram College.

Pre-Professional Concentration

  • SCHOOL OF Health & Medical Humanities

About the Program

Program Summary

The seven-year Hiram B.A. to CWRU D.M.D. Program is a new, accelerated option for high-achieving high school students. On top of Hiram College admission guidelines, applicants to the B.A. to D.M.D. program should carry the following credentials:

  • Test scores: ACT – 29; SAT – 1300
  • GPA: 3.5 or higher (un-weighted)
  • Preferred: Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) course credit (the Office of Admission will consider the availability of such coursework at applicant’s high school)

Pre-dental students will major in either biomedical humanities or biology at Hiram College and must meet academic requirements in order to matriculate into CWRU’s School of Dental Medicine after the third year of undergraduate coursework. After the first year of successful study at CWRU, students will receive a B.A. from Hiram.

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Career Paths

  • Dentist
  • Orthodontist
  • Pediatric dentist
  • Oral surgeon
  • Physician
  • Educator
  • Medical researcher
  • Public health professional
Javonne Gray

JAVONNE GRAY ’11 | Nursing Major

It was at Hiram during a medical sociology course that I realized that I wanted to support laboring women”

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Case Western Reserve University: Excellence in Clinical Training
Established in 1892, the CWRU School of Dental Medicine has a long-established legacy of excellence in clinical training in addressing the health needs of individual patients and our community. As scientific and technological changes dramatically change the way health care is delivered and assessed, graduates from CWRU School of Dental Medicine are renowned for their life-long professional skills that keep them at the forefront of innovation and leadership in the dental profession.



In order to ensure B.A. graduation requirements are met, alongside the requirements for accelerated entry into dental school, pre-dental students accepted into the 3+4 program are expected to take a proactive approach to academic advising.

As a Hiram College undergraduate, pre-dental students should meet with the following twice yearly to stay on track:

  • CWRU’s School of Dental Medicine admission staff
  • Hiram College’s pre-health advisor

These meetings are designed to check on the progress of the students during the undergraduate phase of this program and address any problems or questions.

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