Undergraduate liberal arts coursework is required for admission to professional schools in fields such as engineering, pharmacy, law, and medicine. Students on the Morris campus have the opportunity to complete a pattern of liberal arts courses that prepares them to apply for admission at the bachelor's degree level to various professional schools at the University of Minnesota and elsewhere.
UMM advisers are available to work with students at the beginning of the first year and on a quarterly basis thereafter to plan a schedule adapted to the student's academic interests. The Academic Advising Office provides detailed guides to preparatory coursework at UMM that is recommended by administrators at University of Minnesota professional schools. In addition, professional school bulletins, the best source of information about requirements, are available in the Registrar's Office.
It is recommended that students preparing for transfer into professional programs at the bachelor's degree level complete the UMM degree requirements. Many students change their educational objectives during the course of study in preparation for a professional school, in which case the credits earned can be applied toward UMM graduation requirements. Admission to professional programs is highly competitive and applicants may be competing against others who have already earned bachelor's degrees or have at least three years of preparation before they apply. Simply completing the preparation requirements does not guarantee admission.
Students are urged to consult the bulletin of the professional school they plan to attend for information about the admission requirements, application deadlines and procedures. Most professional schools require a minimum GPA, a satisfactory score on a standardized aptitude test, and letters of recommendation.
UMM offers preparatory coursework, either as the full program of the bachelor of arts degree or as preliminary courses, for the following professional schools of the University of Minnesota:
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