Health Sciences Pre-Professional B.S. 

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The B.S. in health sciences provides students with the prerequisite knowledge and skills required for admission to professional programs in chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, optometry, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and veterinary medicine. UMC also provides a two-year pre-nursing course of study. Admission is competitive and specific admission requirements, including courses and experiences, vary by professional program and institution. Completion of the B.S. does not guarantee admission to professional programs at the University of Minnesota or other universities. The course requirements shown are common to similar programs at other institution; however, students are advised to check with their specific professional program to be sure all prerequisite courses are met. Most professional programs have additional admission requirements, and students are advised to contact the program(s) to which they plan to apply to identify all admission requirements.

Program outcomes: graduates will


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Admission Requirements

For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.


General Requirements

All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.


Program Requirements

Students must complete 40 upper division credits. Students work with their adviser to develop an individualized program of study that meets their health science educational goals (pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy).

Core Curriculum
These courses are common to all pre-health sciences programs.
CHEM 1021 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1022 - Chemical Principles II (4.0 cr)
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
PHYS 1101 - Introductory College Physics I [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1102 - Introductory College Physics II [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
PSY 1001 - General Psychology [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)