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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/BI 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4) [BI 314 terminated summer 2017]
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)


Option Code: 595




 
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