Advising Course Plan - Molecular 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 Molecular 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 1301Calculus I with Review Part I1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 142PIntroductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
General Education requirement1
MATH 131Q1Calculus I with Review Part 21
General Education requirement1
BIOL 100Current Perspectives Biology0.0
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 243QBiostatistics1
CHEM 141PGeneral Chemistry I1
PHYS 121P2College Physics I1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Spring
General Education requirement1
CHEM 142PGeneral Chemistry II1
PHYS 122P2College Physics II1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 3023Genetics1
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I1
Junior Seminar41
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 420Molecular Biology1
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry II1
BIOL 497Research Proposal0.5
Elective1
Elective51
 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 301Microbiology1
BIOL 498Senior Project1
CHEM 204Biochemistry I1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 499Senior Seminar0.5
Elective61
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 instead of MATH 130 and MATH 131Q.

2

The Physics courses can be taken later. 

3

BIOL 302, BIOL 420, and the other BIOL 300 or 400 level course can be taken in any order. 

4

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

5

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

6

Can be taken in third year.

7

Other recommended upper division courses include: BIOL 301, BIOL 314, BIOL 315, BIOL 320, BIOL 401, BIOL 409, BIOL 410, BIOL 415, BIOL 422, and CHEM 304.