University of Jamestown offers pre-professional preparation for a number of health related fields including dentistry.

Students often select a major in biology or biochemistry. A major in another area may be satisfactory as long as the necessary pre-requisites are chosen in consultation with one's academic advisor.

Program Strengths

United States dental schools require that applicants take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) prior to acceptance. University of Jamestown students receive excellent preparation for successful performance on this exam. As a student interested in pre-dentistry at University of Jamestown, you will benefit from:

  • faculty whose main focus is teaching
  • small class sizes assuring personal attention from instructors
  • advisers who are informed about the requirements and opportunities in pre-professional areas
  • a strong emphasis on the liberal arts, which will prepare you for dental school
  • many organizations and activities providing opportunities to develop non-academic skills while pursuing your professional goals
Pre-Dentistry Factsheet

Recent professional school placement includes the following:

  • Creighton University
  • University of Colorado – Denver
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Washington


Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be Viewed Here or downloaded here.

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, University of California, Davis

Email:aamaro@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees:
Ph.D in Biology: City University of New York; M. Phil. in Biology: CUNY;
M.A in Biology: Queens College;
M.S in Computer Science: Pace University;
A.A.S in Veterinary Science Technology: SUNY - Delhi

Email:Kathleen.Uvino@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Developmental Biology, University of Wisconsin
BS, Biology, University of North Dakota

Email:jensen@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota; BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Email:msolensk@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Iowa State University

Email:steffan@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Email:mthorlak@uj.edu
  • University of Jamestown
    Biology Department
    6062 College Lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  • Bruce Jensen, PhD Professor

    jensen@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5473