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Chemistry — Pre-Dentistry Major (B.S. or B.A.)

  • Courses in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, mathematics and physics
  • Preparation for dental school
  • Accredited by American Chemical Society

Admissions Information

Degree Requirements

Major code BS3312 or BA3312

Sample Curriculum

Faculty Contact: Dr. Lauren McMills, director of general chemistry

Program Overview

To major in chemistry and prepare for admission to dental school, students 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; students should consult with their adviser. See also the pre-dentistry major under Biological Sciences.

The Chemistry–Pre-Dentistry B.S. degree provides a sound background in the chemistry, biochemistry, biological sciences, mathematics and physics courses that are required for dental school.

Careers and Graduate School

Students with a B.S. degree in Chemistry–Pre-Dentistry typically go on to dental school. However, other higher education and career opportunities also exist depending upon the interest of the graduate.

Upon completing the requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in chemistry, students are eligible for professional status in the American Chemical Society. Completion of a B.A. degree in chemistry does not qualify students for certification.

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Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change to Program Policy: Students wishing to change or add a chemistry major or minor at Ohio University should go to the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Student Affairs in Gordy 155.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

University-wide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all University-wide graduation requirements.

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences

View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences.

Chemistry Pre-Medicine & Pre-Dentistry Major Departmental Requirements

Complete a total of 38 semester hours of CHEM coursework, including the following:

  • CHEM 1510 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I Credit Hours: 4.0
  • CHEM 1520 - Fundamentals of Chemistry II Credit Hours: 4.0
  • CHEM 2410 - Analytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis and Electrochemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 2410L - Analytical Chemistry I Lab Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CHEM 3050 - Organic Chemistry I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3060 - Organic Chemistry II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3080 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CHEM 3090 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 3510 - Physical Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3760 - Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4310 - Analytical Chemistry II: Chromatography and Spectroscopy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4310L - Analytical Chemistry II Lab Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 4901 - Biochemistry I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4902 - Biochemistry II Credit Hours: 3.0

Extra-Departmental Courses

Complete the following courses:

  • BIOS 1700 - Biological Sciences I: Molecules and Cells Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 1705 - Biological Sciences I: Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • BIOS 1710 - Biological Sciences II: Ecology, Evolution, Animal Body Systems Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 1715 - Biological Sciences II Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • BIOS 3030 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Credit Hours: 4.0
  • BIOS 3100 - General Genetics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 3220: General Microbiology (3 credits) and BIOS 3225: General Microbiology Laboratory (2 credits)
  • BIOS 3430: Principles of Physiology (3 credits) and BIOS 3435: Principles of Physiology Laboratory (2 credits)
  • MATH 2301 - Calculus I Credit Hours: 4.0
  • MATH 2302 - Calculus II Credit Hours: 4.0
  • PHYS 2001 - Introduction to Physics Credit Hours: 4.0
  • PHYS 2002 - Introduction to Physics Credit Hours: 4.0