The 3+4 Accelerated Program in Dentistry allows selected undergraduate students who have successfully completed specific core course requirements at Penn State Behrend to continue their education in dentistry at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in an accelerated program of study.This allows students to save one year of schooling as they work toward their DMD degree.
The program is comprised of two phases: Phase I consists of the first three years of undergraduate education at Penn State Behrend; Phase II consists of the remaining dental school education at Temple. Penn State Behrend will confer the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology to students who have successfully completed the Penn State Behrend courses in Phase I (minimum 103 credits) and the first year of Temple's academic curriculum.
Another advantage to the program is that Temple will give special consideration to Penn State Behrend students for enrichment opportunities, such as the Prospective Dental Students in Residence Program.