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Dentistry - Pre-Dental Science, A.S.


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The pre-dental course is a three-year program (as semester credits) that prepares a student for entrance to a school of dentistry. Two and one-half years of this program may be taken at Minnesota West-Worthington campus. The following program is patterned after the University of Minnesota and would meet the Associate in Science degree requirements. It does not meet the MnTC requirements.

Students interested in this degree should choose the A.S./Pre-professional Studies major on the application.

Composition I 3
General Inorganic Chemistry I 4
General Inorganic Chemistry II 4
Art Appreciation 3
Beginning Drawing or 3
Beginning Painting 3
Pre-Calculus 4
Calculus I 4
Intro to Probability & Statistics 4
Composition II or 3
Composition: Technical Writing 3
Organic Chemistry I 4
Organic Chemistry II 4
Principles of Biology 4
Microbiology* 4
Fundamentals of Physics I 4
Fundamentals of Physics II 4
Enjoying Music 3
Third Year
Human Anatomy 4
Human Physiology 4
Introduction to Speech 3
Introduction to Psychology 4
Remaining MnTC Requirements 14-18
TOTAL ** 29-33

An additional semester is required to complete the A.A. degree and MnTC requirements. Students should take: three credits in HUM; five credits in SOC SCI (PSCI 2210 or GEOG 1101recommended); two-six credits to meet areas 8, 9, and 10 if requirement is not met through HUM or SOC SCI courses; three credits HLTH 1100; one credit PHED Activity if not previously completed. The total is 14-18 additional credits.

 * Depends on transfer institution
** An overall GPA of 3.25 is highly recommended for an application to be considered as competitive. Additional courses in Biochemistry, Cell Biology and History are required as is volunteer experience in a one-on-one personal service agency.

Students are required to complete the DSAT (Dental School Admissions test) prior to acceptance by dental schools.

Updated: si 5/1/13