Students preparing to enter the University of MN School of Dentistry should complete the following prerequisite courses before transfer, however, students are not admitted to the professional program until after their senior year (or after 87 credits). A GPA of 2.5 is the minimum required for admission consideration.

Students completing a pre-dentistry degree should follow the A.A. program planner, including completing the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. This may require delaying completion of prerequisites until after transfer. Students interested in the A.S. in Biological Sciences should consult that program.

Course Outline
Required Courses
(15 Courses)
Course Title Credits
ART 120 Introduction to Art Studio
BIOL 200 General Biology I
BIOL 201 General Biology II
CHEM 151 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 152 Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 261 Introduction to Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 262 Introduction to Organic Chemistry II
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
ENGL 122 College Composition II: Writing with Sources
PHYS 101 College Physics
PHYS 102 College Physics II
PSYC 131 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 263 Developmental Psychology
SOC 242 Racial and Cultural Minorities
Total Credits: 60  
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
MATH 112 College Algebra
MATH 116 Trigonometry
MATH 119 Accelerated Pre-Calculus
MATH 207 Statistics and Its Applications
Total Credits: 3  
Elective Courses
(select 13 credits from the courses below)
To complete the A.A. degree, the following additional courses are recommended. Four of the sixteen credits should be filled with Public Health/CPR and Physical Education courses.
Course Title Credits
BIOL 210 Human Anatomy
BIOL 211 Human Physiology
BIOL 215 Microbiology
BUS 224 Financial Accounting
ECON 206 Principles of Microeconomics
Total Credits: 13  
Goal Area 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts
Take an additional 6 credits from Goal 6 to complete the A.A. degree.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Program of Study Credits: 76