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Predentistry Major Description

Special curricula; major codes BS3312, BA3312

To major in chemistry and prepare for admission to dental school, you have the option of completing either of two degree programs: one leading to a B.S. and the other to a B.A. degree. Variations on these programs are possible; consult with your advisor. See also the predentistry major listed under Biological Sciences in this section.

B.S. Course Requirements

 
Fall
Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
Year 1 CHEM 1510: Fundamentals of Chemistry
4
CHEM 1520: Fundamentals of Chemistry II
4
MATH 2301 (2AS): Calculus I
4
MATH 2302: Calculus II
4
BIOS 1700: Biological Sciences I
3
BIOS 1710: Biological Sciences II
3
BIOS 1705: Biological Sciences I Lab
1
BIOS 1715: Biological Sciences II Lab
1
Tier II
3
Tier I English
3
 
 
 
 
Total
15
Total
15
Year 2 CHEM 2410: Analytical Chemistry I
3
CHEM 3060: Organic Chemistry II
4
CHEM 2410L: Analytical Chemistry Lab
1
CHEM 3090: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
2
CHEM 3050: Organic Chemistry
3
PHYS 2002: Introduction to Physics
4
CHEM 3080: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
1
Language
4
PHYS 2001 (2NS): Introduction to Physics
4
Tier II
3
Language
4
 
 
 
Total
16
Total
16
Year 3 CHEM 4901: Biochemistry I
3
CHEM 4902: Biochemistry II
3
BIOS 3100: General Genetics
3
CHEM 3760: Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry
3
Tier I Composition
3
BIOS 3420: Principles of Physiology
5
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
Tier II
2
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
 
 
 
 
Total
15
Total
16
Year 4 CHEM 3510: Physical Chemistry
3
BIOS 3030: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
4
BIOS 3210: General Microbiology
4
CHEM 4310: Analytical Chemistry II
3
Tier II
3
CHEM 4310L: Analytical Chemistry II Lab
2
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
CHEM 4941/ T3: Undergraduate Research
3
 
 
 
 
Total
16
Total
15

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B.A. Course Requirements

Freshman
CHEM 151, 152, 153Fundamentals of Chemistry15
BIOS 170, 171, 172, 173Intro to Zoology14
MATH 163 A,BIntro to Calculus7
 English Composition 

Arts and Sciences degree requirements, university General Education Requirements, and/or electives.

Sophomore
CHEM 241, 242Quantitative Analysis5
CHEM 305, 306, 307Organic Chemistry9
CHEM 308, 309Organic Chemistry Lab6
PHYS 201, 202, 203Intro to Physics15

Arts and Sciences degree requirements, university General Education Requirements, and/or electives.

Junior
CHEM 325Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 351Physical Chemistry4
ENG 305JTechnical Writing4
BIOS 325General Genetics5

Arts and Sciences degree requirements, university General Education Requirements, and/or electives.

Senior
CHEM 376Fund. of Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 490, 491, 492General Biochemistry10
BIOS 303Comp. Vert. Anatomy6

Arts and Sciences degree requirements, university General Education Requirements, and/or electives.

Suggested electives: BIOS 407, 408, and a course in statistics.