Dentistry (Pre-professional transfer program)

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Credentials available

  • Degree is granted by the transfer institution


  • Lethbridge


Fall & Spring

Program description

Students at uLethbridge may prepare themselves to apply for admission to a number of professional programs offered at other institutions. Dentistry at the University of Alberta is one of these programs. Students can gain the courses and experience to apply to dentistry by pursing a Bachelor of Science at the uLethbridge with one of the following majors:

  • agricultural biotechnology
  • biochemistry
  • biological sciences
  • chemistry
  • neuroscience

Students pursuing a future in dentistry have a number of opportunities available to them while at uLethbridge including co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities.

uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the arts & sciences, at both the undergrad and grad levels. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, visit the Co-operative Education webpage.

Dream big, and have the confidence in your education to get you there. Make uLethbridge your destination. Learn more about pre-professional programs at uLethbridge, visit the Faculty of Arts & Science website.

Possible careers

  • Dentist

Sample classes

Course selections for the program will vary, but may include:

  • Cellular Basis of Life
  • Diversity of Life
  • General Chemistry I&II
  • Organic Chemistry I&II
  • Introductory Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Physics I
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistics

Additional information

Applicants are expected to have completed the following high school courses:

  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Physics 30 (recommended)
  • Mathematics 31 (recommended)

Admission to the U of A dentistry program is by quota and is competitive. Students may apply to Dentistry after completing 20 courses, however students may have to complete 30 courses or their degree to be competitive. Admission to Dentistry is not solely based on the courses completed and the GPA obtained, academic and extracurricular involvement at the uLethbridge is strongly recommended. This can include applied studies, co-op work terms and volunteering.

For current information on admission and program requirements, visit the Registrar's Office website.
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