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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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Pre-Dental Transfer to most pre-dental programs

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The University of Minnesota Dental Exchange Program is a cooperative agreement between the State of Montana and the University of Minnesota, which provides a limited number of openings in the Minnesota School of Dentistry for residents of Montana.  Montana funded students pay resident tuition and fees at the University of Minnesota.  If accepted by the University of Minnesota, students will be ranked for the available state funding by the School of Dentistry.  In general, students are expected to earn a  Bachelor’s degree prior to attending dental school; however, exemplary candidates may be admitted after completion of 90 credits, with 26 credits at the upper division level.  In addition, candidates are required to sit for the DAT exam and have dental  practice observation hours.

Associate of Science Degree

Suggested course of study for a transfer to most pre-dental programs:

First Year

Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 18

Second Semester Total: 20

Second Year

Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 17

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 16

Total Credits: 71

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                    
Russ Lamson David Long, Ph.D.
LRC 129 RH 109
(406) 756-3885 (406) 756-3895
rlamson@fvcc.edu dlong@fvcc.edu

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students may earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for some transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements  for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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