Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry Option

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The Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry option for the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree is designed for students planning on a career in medicine or dentistry. In this program, you’ll take a mixture of courses in biology, chemistry and physics intended to prepare you for graduate school.

Course Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Biology Major with Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry Option, Bachelor of Science (BS)

This curriculum is recommended for students planning a career in medicine or dentistry. See Pre-Professional Programs for additional information. The schedule of classes is designed to prepare students for the aptitude examination (MCAT or DAT) which is taken during a student’s junior or early senior year. Students interested in other health care professions (e.g., physical therapy, physician’s assistant) need to see a department advisor to plan a curriculum.

Graduation Requirements: complete the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Test for Biology.

Grade Requirements: a cumulative GPA ≥2.0 for all courses in student’s curriculum in Biology.

Required Biology Courses
BIOL 171BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 172BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 173BIOLOGY III5
BIOL 270BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION3
BIOL 310FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS5
Choose one of the following5
MICROBIOLOGY
BOTANY
INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
Choose one of the following5
CELL BIOLOGY
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Choose one of the following4-5
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY III
PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY
Required supporting courses
BIOL 371PRE-MEDICAL, DENTAL, VETERINARY AND PHARMACY PREPARATION1
BIOL 380DATA ANALYSIS FOR BIOLOGISTS5
or MATH 161 CALCULUS I
or MATH 380 ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
CHEM 171
171L
CHEM 172
CHEM 172L
CHEM 173
CHEM 173L
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
15
CHEM 351ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 352ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 353ORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 371PRE-MEDICAL, DENTAL, VETERINARY AND PHARMACY PREPARATION1-2
CHEM 372ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY I3
CHEM 480BIOCHEMISTRY5
CHEM 481INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM5
PHYS 131INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I4
PHYS 132INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II4
PHYS 133INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS III4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I1
Electives–choose two additional courses9-10
MICROBIOLOGY
VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY III
FIELD BOTANY
EPIDEMIOLOGY
MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY
EVOLUTION
IMMUNOLOGY
VIROLOGY
BIOLOGY OF CANCER
CELL BIOLOGY
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
ECOLOGY
HEMATOLOGY
NEUROBIOLOGY
MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY
EMBRYOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
Required Senior Capstone
BIOL 490SENIOR CAPSTONE5
Total Credits112-115

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