Advising Course Plan - Molecular and Cellular Biology Major - Dental School Interest

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

First Year
FallUnits
BIOL 100Current Perspectives Biology0.0
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
BIOL 141PIntroductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
General Education requirement1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 142PIntroductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
General Education requirement1
General Education requirement1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 243QBiostatistics1
CHEM 141P+General Chemistry I1
MATH 1301Calculus I with Review Part I1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 3004Molecular Biology and Biotechnology1
CHEM 142PGeneral Chemistry II1
MATH 131QCalculus I with Review Part 21
Elective1
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 302*Genetics1
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I1
Junior Seminar31
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 497Research Proposal0.5
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry II1
CHEM 2046Biochemistry I1
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units4.5
Summer
During the summer between third year and fourth year, or early in fourth year, the DAT needs to be taken. 
 Term Units0
Fourth Year
Fall
BIOL 301Microbiology1
BIOL 498Senior Project I1
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 499Senior Project II1
BIOL 300 or 400 level course2, 51
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Total Unit: 32.5
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 or MATH 151 instead of MATH 130 and MATH 131Q.

2

BIOL 300- or 400-level course can be taken in any order. 

3

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

4

Can be taken in third year.

5

Other recommended upper division courses include: BIOL 301, BIOL 314, BIOL 315, BIOL 425BIOL 401, BIOL 409, BIOL 410, BIOL 415.

6

CHEM 204 can be taken in Fourth Year.

+

Students can concurrently take BIOL 141P with CHEM 141P and/or BIOL 142P with CHEM 142P. However, student must obtain additional academic advising and get permission from their academic advisor before enrolling in both courses.

*

Two core courses are required for the MCB major (Core course options: BIOL 302,  BIOL 425, and CHEM 204).