Degree Requirements

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The B.S. in Biology-Pre-Dentistry degree requires 128 credit hours:

  • 48-49 credit hours of general education courses (excluding four credit hours counted in the major core),
  • 55 credit hours of prescribed courses in biology, chemistry, and physics,
  • a minimum of 6 credit hours of directed electives in biology,
  • elective courses to reach 128 credit hours, including recommended courses required as prerequisites by some dental schools.

Program of Study

Major core

  • Principles of Biology I with lab (4)
  • Principles of Biology II with lab (4)
  • Principles of Chemistry I with lab (4)
  • Principles of Chemistry II with lab (4)
  • Genetics with lab (4)
  • Ecology & Diversity with lab (4)
  • Physics I with lab (4)
  • Physics II with lab (4)
  • Biology Seminar (8 semesters) (0)
  • Senior Capstone in Biology (3)
  • BIOL 226 (Microbiology)
  • BIOL 271 or BIOL 272 (Mammalian A&P I or Vertebrate Physiology)
  • BIOL 273 or BIOL 290 (Mammalian A&P II or Comparative Anatatomy)
  • BIOL 350 (Cell Biology)
  • CHEM 241 (Organic I)
  • CHEM 242  (Organic II)
  • CHEM 333 (Biochemistry)
  • CHEM 367 (Biotechnology Lab)
  • PSYC 121 (General Psychology)
  • 6 credit hours minimum from:

Major Directed electives
6 credit hours minimum

  • BIOL 227 (Marine Biology) (3)
  • BIOL 257 (Biology Field Studies) (2-3)
  • BIOL 344 (Developmental Biology) (3)
  • BIOL 347 (Invertebrate Biology) (4)
  • BIOL 348 (Behavioral Ecology) (3)
  • BIOL 351 (Cell Biology Lab) (1)
  • BIOL 366 (Experimental Design and Research Methods) (3)
  • BIOL 440 (Molecular Biology) (3)
  • BIOL 352 (Advanced Topics & Terminology in Medicine) (3)
  • BIOL 421 (Ecology) (4)
  • BIOL 438 (Evolution) (3)
  • BIOL 465 (Advanced Physiology/Pathology) (3)
  • BIOL 471 (Immunology) (3)
  • BIOL 474 (Virology) (3)
  • BIOL 481 (Biology Seminar for credit) (1)
  • BIOL 496 (Special Problems) (variable)

Major Science electives
16-19 credit hours

  • MATH 302 (Stats.) recommended
  • PSYC elective recommended.