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Option Pre-Podiatry Undergraduate Option  

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



Podiatry is a growing and challenging health profession that focuses on the care of the human foot and leg. Podiatrists prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and disorders of the foot through both medical and surgical methods.

Students wishing to become podiatrists attend a four-year postbaccalaureate training program leading to a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) at one of nine schools of podiatric medicine in the United States. These schools are located in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. To practice in Oregon, a DPM must also take the qualifying examination administered by the State Board of Podiatric Examiners.

Before entering a school of podiatric medicine, students must first complete four years of undergraduate study and fulfill entrance requirements to the school of their choice (note that most podiatry schools require 3 quarters of English/writing). Students who enroll in the Pre-Podiatry option will receive a BS degree in BioHealth Sciences upon completion of the curriculum shown below. The preparatory program at OSU will satisfy requirements for entrance to most podiatry schools.



First Year

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 111. *College Algebra (4)
MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives (16)
Speech (3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)

Sophomore Year

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4, 4)
   and CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
ST 201, ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4,4)
   or ST 351, ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4,4)
Writing II (3)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives (10–12)

Junior Year

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)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives (11–12)

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

Upper-division science elective courses (6–9)
Anatomy, physiology, or embryology are recommended.

Footnotes:

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

Sample Four–Year Plan: BioHealth Sciences Major, Pre–Podiatry 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 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
Elective credits (3)

Winter Term (15)

CH 232. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics I (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)
ST 202. Principles of Statistics II (4)
   or ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Speech (3)
Elective credits (3)

Year 2


Fall Term (15)

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

Winter Term (15)

BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
Writing II (3)
Elective credit (4)

Spring Term (15)

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

Year 3


Fall Term (15)

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

Winter Term (15)

PH 202. *General Physics (5)
Elective credit (2–4)

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)

Spring Term (14–15)

PH 203. *General Physics (5)
Elective credit (6–7)

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)

Year 4


Fall Term (15)

BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
   or BB 350. Elementary Biochemistry (4)
Synthesis: Contemporary Global Issues (3–4)
Elective credit (7–8)

Winter Term (15)

BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
Additional upper-division science courses (6)
Synthesis: Science, Technology, and Society (3–4)
Elective credit (2–3)

Spring Term (15)

BB 311. Genetics (4)
Additional upper division science courses (6)
Elective credit (5)

Total=180


Option Code: 604




 
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