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Do you hope to continue your education in medical or dental school? Do you want a degree where the admission rate to medical or dental school is above the national average? Then consider University of Detroit Mercy’s Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental programs. Detroit Mercy offers pre-medical/pre-dental tracks in a variety of subjects. All of them include the strong biology and chemistry background needed to get into medical or dental school and succeed.



Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Detroit Mercy offers pre-medical/pre-dental tracks in biology, biochemistry and chemistry. The University also offers pre-medical tracks in engineering, computer science and mathematics.
  • Admission rates for graduates of Detroit Mercy’s programs is typically well above national average.
  • Small class sizes — our average student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1. To get into medical or dental school, it is essential to have written recommendations from your teachers. At Detroit Mercy faculty members get to know students.
  • An important reason to pick Detroit Mercy over a community college is many medical schools won’t accept any community college credit.
  • All courses are taught by faculty members — not teaching assistants or graduate students.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education. We don’t just teach pre-medical; we create community leaders.

Your Boundless Future

A pre-medical/pre-dental education at Detroit Mercy provides future doctors or dentists the opportunity to concentrate on the area of science, technology and/or information systems that is most interesting to them and most valuable to the area of medicine they plan to practice.

Detroit Mercy graduates go on to medical and dental school and enjoy many health care careers, including chiropractic, medicine, veterinary, physical therapy, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, occupational therapy.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for this profession.


Contact Info

Katherine Snyder
Associate Dean of Engineering & Science

Featured Alumnus

Graham Greenland, D.D.S., '10, '15

“Detroit Mercy’s biochemistry program is comprised of faculty and staff who help you exceed the expectations you have for yourself and your career. Having gained my education in this program catapulted me forward in my learning potential because I knew my strengths and weaknesses. I am where I am today because they taught me how to learn and to always self-evaluate my abilities and potential; to always push the envelope.”

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