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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Biology Department

220 Pasteur Hall (507.457.5272)
Dr. Mark Garbrecht, Advisor

Chemistry Department

350 Pasteur Hall (507.457.2476)
Dr. Thomas Nalli, Advisor

342 Pasteur Hall (507.457.5294)
Dr. Sara Hein, Advisor

Program Information

This program has been planned especially for students expecting to enter the School of Dentistry at the University of Minnesota. However, this program also meets the needs of at least 90 percent of U.S. dental schools. Most entering dental students have a bachelor’s degree. Students planning to enter dental schools other than the University of Minnesota should consult the catalog of their chosen schools. A complete list of all dental schools in the United States as well as links to the specific programs can be found on the American Dental Association website. All pre-dentistry students are encouraged to consult with the advisor to help plan their program. In the Biology Department, most pre-dentistry students follow either the Biology - Allied Health (BIAH) - BS Major  or the Biology - Cell and Molecular (BICM) - BS Major . In the Chemistry Department, most pre-dentistry students choose the Chemistry - ACS Biochemistry (CHBI) - BS Major .

Students must take the Dental Admission Test no later than October of the academic year prior to the planned entrance date into the dental school of choice.

Upper-Division English Intensive Courses (3-6 S.H.)

Choose one:


The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry requires 8 S.H. of English with an emphasis on the intensive writing component.

Choose one

Physics (choose one grouping)


Electives should be chosen to give students a broad liberal arts education within the limits of time available. Electives from the following areas are suggested: sculpturing, cell biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, histology, accounting, computer science, and business.


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning