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Option Pre-Dentistry Undergraduate Option  

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



The BioHealth Sciences major combined with the Pre-Dentistry option is designed to meet most or all of the requirements for admission to dentistry schools across the U.S. Satisfactory completion of the pre-dentistry option facilitates, but does not guarantee, admission to dental school; applicants are selected on a competitive basis. Students are typically selected on the basis of grades, DAT scores, dental experience, and apparent motivation for dentistry. Students are urged to carefully check admission requirements at their schools of interest and work closely with admission representatives in order to make sure they are meeting all current requirements. A member of the pre-dental committee is assigned to each student as an advisor to assist them in the process.

Students may not combine the Pre-Dentistry/BioHealth Sciences option with any other option offered with the BioHealth Sciences major (Pre-Medicine/Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant).



Pre-Dentistry Option Courses

Courses may be used to meet requirements for the BHS core and/or bacc core. For the Pre-Dentistry option, MTH 251 and 252 will meet the BHS core requirement for two MTH courses at MTH 111 or higher. ST 351, if chosen, will meet the BHS core requirement for a statistics course. BHS 323, if chosen, will meet the the BHS core requirement for a Writing Intensive Course (WIC).

BHS 107. Health Professions: Dental (1)
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)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. *Integral Calculus (4)
  or ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Select one course from below (3):
BB 460. Advanced Cell Biology (3)
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
H 425. Foundations of Epidemiology (3)
MB 436. The Human Microbiome (3)
NUTR 225. General Human Nutrition (3)

Total=27 credits


Sample Four-Year Plan: BioHealth Sciences Major, Pre-Dentistry Option


Year 1


Fall Term (15)

BHS 110. Biohealth Sciences Orientation (1)
CH 231. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1)
  or PAC
Elective credits (2)

Winter Term (15)

CH 232. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
MTH 252. *Integral Calculus (4)
  or ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Elective credits (3)

Spring Term (15)

CH 233. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1)
PSY 201. *General Psychology (3)
Speech (3)
One additional MTH/ST course (4)

Year 2


Fall Term (15)

BI 211. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
PHAR 210. Terminology of the Health Sciences (2)
PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)
Elective credits (2)

Winter Term (15)

BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
H 225. *Social and Individual Health Determinants (4)
Writing II (3)

Spring Term (15-16)

BI 107. Health Professions: Dental (1)
BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
H 210. *Introduction to the Health Care System (3)
Literature and the Arts (3–>4)


Year 3


Fall Term (15)

BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)
Elective credit (23)

Select one WIC course from below (3–4):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)
MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3)

Winter Term (1516)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
PH 202. *General Physics (5)
Cultural Diversity (34)

Spring Term (1415)

MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
PH 203. *General Physics (5)
Western Culture (34)
Elective credit (02)

Year 4


Fall Term (1416)

BHS 316. Principles of Immunology (3)
   or MB 416. Immunology (3)
BI 331. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 341. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)

Select two Cultural Competency courses from below (6–8):
ANTH 240. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 345. *Biological and Cultural Constructions of Race (3)
ANTH/FCSJ 361. *Food Justice (4)
ECON 383. *The Economics of Discrimination (4)
ES 351. *Ethnic Minorities in Oregon (4)
ES 353. *Environmental Racism (4)
HDFS 201. *Contemporary Families in the U.S. (3)
MB 330. *Disease and Society (3)
PHL 280. *Ethics of Diversity (4)
PSY 426. *Psychology of Gender (4)
PSY/WGSS 466. *Fat Studies (4)
QS/WGSS 262. *Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
SOC 426. *Social Inequality (4)
SPAN 221. Spanish for Medical Professions I (4)
SPAN 222. Spanish for Medical Professions II (4)
WGSS 414. *Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives (4)

Winter Term (1416)

BI  332. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 342. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
MB 310. Bacterial Molecular Genetics (3)
   or BI 311. Genetics (4)
Synthesis: Science, Technology, and Society (34)
Elective credit (34)

Spring Term (1415)

BHS 329. Mechanisms of Disease: Introduction to General Pathology (3)
BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
Synthesis: Contemporary Global Issues (34)

Select one course from below (3):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
BB 460. Advanced Cell Biology (3)
H 425. Foundations of Epidemiology (3)
NUTR 225. General Human Nutrition (3)
MB 436. The Human Microbiome (3)

Total=180


Option Code: 595




 
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