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Option Pre-Dentistry/Biology Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Biology - College of Science



The Pre-Dentistry/Biology option is designed to meet the requirements for most dental schools in the U.S., but students should consult the requirements for specific schools before they apply because requirements can change. The option couples the comprehensive biological sciences background of the Biology major with human physiology laboratory experiences and important social science requirements. Dedicated health profession advisors work with Pre-Dentistry/Biology option students to integrate essential professional experiences during their time at OSU.



Options in the Biology major require fifteen or fewer additional credits (one term) beyond the basic Biology major, and most students can complete the additional Pre-Dentistry/Biology option course work in four years. Students may not complete any combination of the Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental option or Physiology and Behavior options. Completion of the Pre-Dental option requires a 3.0 cummulative GPA in major and option course work. Courses used to satisfy the Pre-Dentistry/Biology option requirements also satisfy the Organismal Biology, Physiology, Writing Intensive Course and Upper-division Science Electives requirements in the Biology major. Several courses may also be used to satisfy areas of the baccalaureate core.

Students may pursue either the Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pre-Medicine or Physiology and Behavior options within the Biology major —no combinations of these options are permitted.

Students may pursue either the Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental or Physiology and Behavior options within the Biology major - no dual combinations of these options are permitted.

Students interested in private practice should also consider taking BA 215, Fundamentals of Accounting (3), or BA 260, Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4).

It is recommended that Pre-Dentistry/Biology option students take COMM 218, *Interpersonal Communication (3), to complete the Biology major baccalaureate core communications requirement.

The option sections and courses within them are arranged in the order they are generally completed.

For further information, see MyDegrees or the Integrative Biology website at http://ib.oregonstate.edu.

Core (26 credits)

BHS 107. Health Professions: Dental (1)
PHL 205. *Ethics (4)
   or PHL/REL 444. *Biomedical Ethics (4)
PSY 201, 202. *General Psychology (3,3)
BI 331, BI 332, BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
BI 341, BI 342, BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2,2,2)

Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Select one course from the following:
BB/BI 317. ^Scientific Theory and Practice (3)
BI/Z 319. ^Critical Thinking and Communication in the Life Sciences (3)
HSTS 417. *^History of Medicine (4)

Physiology Elective

Select one course from the following:
BI 451. Functional Anatomy of the Human Muscular System (4) (By application only — limited summer enrollment)
PSY 432. Physiological Psychology (4)
Z 425. Embryology and Development (5)
Z 438. Behavioral Neurobiology (3)

Upper-division Elective (complete one of the tracks below):

Track I Experiential Learning Credits (complete any combination of three credits of the following):

BI 309. Teaching Practicum (1–3 credits) —by approval
BI 401. Research and Scholarship (1–3 credits) —by approval
BI 409. Advanced Teaching Practicum (1–3 credits) —by approval

Track II Science Elective Course (select one course):

One 3+ credit, 300-400 level course from the College of Science (BB, BHS, BI, BOT, CH, MB, MTH, PH, ST, and Z) may be used to meet this requirement with the exception of the courses listed below as excluded. Other science courses outside of COS and courses or internships taken internationally may be used by Biology chief advisor approval. Courses from other majors, minors or baccalaureate core requirements not used to meet requirements above may also be used.

EXCLUDED COURSES: 401–410 credits (except as outlined above or by approval), BB 350, BB 490–BB 492, BI 331–BI 333, BI 341–BI 343, CH 334, CH 335, CH 336, ST 314, Z 361/362, Z 461 and any 399 or 499 courses not specifically approved.

Total=35–40 credits


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 713




 
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