Degrees type: Bachelor
Mount Aloysius offers an affordable and practical first step towards your future in Dental Medicine. Under a joint agreement between the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and Mount Aloysius College, undergraduate students who have successfully completed specific core course requirements at Mount Aloysius College may continue their education in medicine at LECOM in this program of study.
The Mount Aloysius College/LECOM program is comprised of two phases:
- Phase I consists of four years of undergraduate education at Mount Aloysius College.
- Phase II is composed of four years at LECOM’s Bradenton, FL campus.
Students who complete the degree requirements for this program are awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology from Mount Aloysius College and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree upon graduation from LECOM.
Many graduates have successful dental practices, but here are some alternative options within Dental Medicine:
- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
- BIOL 101 – Biology I: Molecular and Cellular Biology 3 Lecture / 2 Lab / 4 Credits (satisfies core requirement)
- BIOL 102 – Biology II: Evolution and Ecology 3 Lecture / 2 Lab / 4 Credits
- BIOL 190 – Biology Seminar I: How to be Successful in the Sciences .5 Credits
- BIOL 191 – Biology Seminar II: Teamwork and Career Exploration .5 Credits
- BIOL 103 – Biology III: Organismal Anatomy and Physiology 3 Lecture / 2 Lab / 4 Credits
- BIOL 290 – Biology Seminar III: Primary Literature Analysis .5 Credits
- BIOL 291 – Biology Seminar IV: Project Development .5 Credits
- BIOL 390 – Biology Seminar V: Research Techniques and Mentoring .5 Credits
- BIOL 391 – Biology Seminar VI: Research Ethics & Careers .5 Credits
- BIOL 490 – Biology Seminar VII: Science Communication .5 Credits
- BIOL 491 – Biology Seminar VIII: Capstone 3 Credits (satisfies core requirement)
The demand for general dentists is expected to rise 18% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 23,300 jobs.*
The average median wage for a general dentist in the state of Pennsylvania is $150,620.*
- Scientific Method – Students will be able to effectively define and use the scientific method to answer biological questions;
- Reasoning and Analysis – Students will be able to critically analyze scientific data and its interpretation both in the literature and in their own experimental work;
- Core Biological Knowledge – Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of core biological subjects with additional proficiency related to their chosen specialization;
- Research Skills – Students will be able to identify and utilize appropriate resources for both primary and secondary research. In addition, students will be able to identify and utilize the appropriate experimental design, methodology, and equipment to conduct field and laboratory research in an ethically sound manner; and
- Communication Skills: Students will be able to organize and express scientific knowledge and their own ideas clearly and coherently both in written and oral formats.
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