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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 offers a pre-dental curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree that satisfies the requirements for admission to most dental schools.

Admission to dental school is competitive; students are selected on the basis of grades, DAT scores, dental experience, and apparent motivation for dentistry. A member of the pre-dental committee is assigned to each student as an advisor.



First Year (45)

BI 107. Health Professions: Dental (1) [Terminated summer 2017]
CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
   and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
   or ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
   or ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Speech (3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives (15)

Sophomore Year (45–46)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
Baccalaureate Core courses and electives (14)
Additional math, computer science, or statistics courses (4)
Writing II (3)

Junior Year (42–48)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BB 450, BB 451. General Biochemistry (4,3)
   or BB 350. Elementary Biochemistry (4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
BI 331, BI 332, BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
  and BI 341, BI 342, BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2,2,2)
Electives (12–14)

Select one WIC course from the following (3–4):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
BI/MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3) [BI 385 terminated fall 2017]
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)

Senior Year (45)

PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
Z 425. Embryology and Development (5)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives (25)

Graduation in BioHealth Sciences with the Pre-Dentistry option requires a total of 40 credits of upper-division courses in science.

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

 

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


Year 1


Fall Term (15)

CH 231. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1) or PAC (1–2)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
Elective credits (3)

Winter Term (15)

CH 232. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Elective credits (3)

Select one MTH/ST course from below (4):
MTH 252. *Integral Calculus (4)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Spring Term (15)

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

Year 2


Fall Term (15–16)

BI 211. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
Western Culture (3–4)

Winter Term (14–15)

BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
Writing II (3)
Social Processes and Institutions (3–4)

Spring Term (14–16)

BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Lab (4)
Literature and the Arts (3–4)
Elective credits (3–4)

Year 3


Fall Term (14–16)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)
Cultural Diversity (3–4)
Elective credits (2–3)

Winter Term (13–15)

BI 311. Genetics (4)
PH 202. *General Physics (5)
Elective credits (4–6)

Spring Term (14–17)

PH 203. *General Physics (5)

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

Select two Cultural Competency courses from below (6–8):
(one course may also count for a bacc core requirement)
ANTH 240. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 345. *Biological and Cultural Constructions of Race (3)
ECON 383. *The Economics of Discrimination (4)
ES 351. *Ethnic Minorities in Oregon (4)
ES 353. *Environmental Racism (4)
FCSJ/ANTH 361. *Food Justice (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 466. *Fat Studies (4)
SOC 426. *Social Inequality (4)
SPAN 221. Spanish for Medical Professions I (4)
SPAN 222. Spanish for Medical Professions II (4)
WGSS/QS 262. *Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
WGSS 414. *Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives (4)

Year 4


Fall Term (14–16)

BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
BI 331. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 341. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
Synthesis: Contemporary Global Issues (3–4)
Elective credits (2–3)

Winter Term (14–16)

BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
BI 332. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 342. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
Synthesis: Science, Technology, and Society (3–4)
Elective credits (3–4)

Spring Term (15)

BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
Z 425. Embryology and Development (5)
Elective credits (5)

Total=180


Option Code: 595




 
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