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Applicants are expected to complete the minimum course requirements listed below. Admission is competitive and successful applicants typically exceed these requirements.
|English - 4 years||Emphasis on writing, including instruction in reading and speaking skills and in literary understanding and appreciation.|
|Mathematics - 3 years* |
* 4 years of math are required for Management, Biological Sciences, and Science and Engineering.
|Elementary algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra (integrated math 1, 2 & 3). Examples of 4th year math include calculus (preferred), pre-calculus, analysis, integrated math 4.|
|Science - 3 years |
Biological science, chemistry, and physics are required for Management, Biological Sciences, and Science and Engineering.
|Including one year each of biological and physical science, and including a laboratory experience.|
|Social studies - 3 years||Including one year each of U.S. history and geography (or a course that includes a geography component such as world history, western civilization, or global studies)|
|Single second language - 2 years|
|Visual and/or performing arts - 1 year||Including instruction in the history and interpretation of the art form (e.g. theater arts, music, band, chorus, orchestra, drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, media production, theater production)|
* Beginning with students who apply for fall 2015 admission, four years of math will be required for all applicants. See Frequently Asked Questions about this change and a list of sample courses.
Schedule changes: The University expects that students will successfully complete the senior year coursework they list on their admission application. Schedule changes of academic coursework during the senior year and/or the unsuccessful completion of senior year coursework may result in the cancellation of admission or a change to the college of admission. Students considering making schedule changes, or those who are concerned about their academic progress in any of their courses, must consult with their U of M admissions counselor (1-800-752-1000 or 612-625-2008).