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Pre-Dentistry Program of Study

Every effort is made to ensure this information is current, but please be aware that some content may have changed. There is no substitute for developing a careful course registration plan in consultation with your advisor. For questions about this content, please see your advisor.

A minimum of 90 hours is required to apply to most dental schools; however the recent trend is that only students with a completed B.S. (or B.A.) degree have been accepted. So, students are strongly encouraged to work towards a major. The model below is a representation of a major in biology and shows only the minimum course expectations for UNMC. Participation in this pre-professional program at WSC does not guarantee acceptance at the selected institution for completion of the degree.

2020-21 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

BIO 110 Biology Concepts (General Studies CAT 7)

4

CHE 106 Chemistry I

4

ENG 102 English Composition (General Studies CAT 1)

3

PSY 101 General Psychology (General Studies CAT 5)

3

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

BIO 200 Zoology

4

CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2)

3

*ENG 200 Expository Writing

3

Elective

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 3rd semester

**BIO 104 Environmental Concerns (General Studies CAT 10)

3

BIO 220 Human Anatomy

4

CHE 314 Organic Chemistry I

4

PGH 200 Introduction to Global Health (General Studies CAT 9)

3

POS 110 American National Government (General Studies CAT 8)

3

 

SOPHOMORE – 4th semester

ART 102 Visual Arts Experience (General Studies CAT 4)

3

BIO 210 Experimental Plant Science

4

CHE 315 Organic Chemistry II

4

ENG 150 Topics in Leterature (General STudies CAT 6)

3

MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics (General Studies CAT 3)

3

 

JUNIOR - 5th semester

BIO 301 Biology Seminar

1

BIO 320 Molecular Genetics

4

PHY 201 General Physics I

3

PHY 321 Physics Lab I

1

Electives

6

 

JUNIOR - 6th semester

#BIO 340 Human Physiology

4

BIO 370 Intro to Research

2

**#BIO 486 Immunology

3

PHY 202 General Physics II

3

PHY 322 Physics Lab II

1

 

SENIOR - 7th semester

BIO 397 Internship or BIO 465 Continuing Research

1

BIO 434 Advanced Cellular Biology

3

#CHE 326 Biochemistry I

4

Electives

6

 

SENIOR - 8th semester

BIO 330 Histology

4

BIO 425 Evolution

3

BIO 469 Senior Seminar

1

Electives

6

 

Elective courses suggested but not required include:

BIO 385 Microbiology

4

BUS 142 Survey of Accounting

3

BUS 222 Business Law

3

CHE 426 Biochemistry II

3


*Required for many dental programs - check with the school of your intended enrollment

**Recommended but not required

# Serves as biology upper level elective