Advising Course Plan - Biology Major - Dental School Interest

Plan for Students Interested in Dental School

This plan indicates an effective way to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and to complete the prerequisites for most dental programs (although these can differ depending on the dental school).

First Year
Fall
BIOL 141PIntroductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
MATH 125Q
or 1301
Introduction to Mathematical and Statistical Modeling
Calculus I with Review Part I
1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 142PIntroductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
PSYC 101S2Introduction to Psychology1
General Education requirement1
General Education requirement1
BIOL 100Current Perspectives Biology0.0
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 243QBiostatistics1
CHEM 141PGeneral Chemistry I1
PHYS 121P3College Physics I1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 244Introductory Biology III: Ecology and Evolution1
CHEM 142PGeneral Chemistry II1
PHYS 122P3College Physics II1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 301Microbiology1
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I1
Junior Seminar41
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 300 or 400 level course51
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry II1
BIOL 497Research Proposal0.5
Elective1
Elective61
 Term Units4.5
Fourth Year
Summer I
During the summer between third year and fourth year, or early in fourth year, the DAT needs to be taken. 
 Term Units0
Fall
BIOL 300 or 400 level course51
BIOL 498Senior Project1
CHEM 204Biochemistry I1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 300 or 400 level course51
BIOL 499Senior Seminar0.5
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units3.5
Total Unit: 32
1

The timing of the Math course is not critical; it can be taken at a later time. Some students may place into, and wish to take, MATH 141Q.

2

PSYC 101S can be taken at any time.

3

The Physics courses can be taken in year 3.

4

The Junior Seminar can be taken in the spring instead of the fall.

5

BIOL 302 or BIOL 420 is required by some dental schools.

6

During the spring of this year or the fourth year, you will need to take another 0.5 or 1 unit course to average 4 units per semester.