University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2013-14

Premedicine/Predentistry

Majors:

The Bachelor of Science with a major in pre-medicine (MED) or pre-dentistry (DEN) is an interdisciplinary curriculum of study. It is distinctively designed to provide a science-based, diverse education as a preparation for admission to any of the health professional schools including medical, dental, physician assistant, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary, and chiropractic. Courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics comprise the science core of the major. A substantial complement of humanities and social sciences courses are also required. Within this framework the curriculum is flexible and can be tailored to suit personal interests. During the first two years, students enroll in courses appropriate for entry into professional schools while they also fulfill basic University requirements.

Admission to professional schools depends upon many factors in addition to the curriculum or major. Academic standing, performance on standardized examinations, practical experience relevant to the profession of interest, and adherence to application procedures are all important. The Premedical Programs Office addresses these factors through a comprehensive approach to pre-health care education.

Along with the administration of the DEN and MED majors, the Premedical Programs office acts as the focal point for all matters related to admission to any allied health care professional school. It is an information clearing house, functions as a liaison with professional schools, and coordinates the application process. The Premedical Programs Office also coordinates a number of internships, health related student organizations and community based clinical opportunities for students.  Students in any major planning to apply to professional schools are urged to maintain a close relationship with this office.

The University automatically enrolls entering premedical or pre-dental majors into special orientation classes, and identifies them to the Premedical Programs office. Members of the Premedical/Pre-dental Advisory Committee advise these students. However, advising services are available to all pre-professional students regardless of their major. Students in other majors may elect to have committee members serve as their secondary advisors; such students should identify themselves to the Premedical Programs office.

In addition to providing counseling, Premedical Programs offers a seminar series, joint programs with medical schools, grants for health care related experiences, and scholarships. Since admission to professional schools is highly selective, the program monitors the academic progress of MED/DEN majors, and provides feedback at the end of the first and second year. Transfers to other majors, particularly to science majors, can usually be accommodated during the first two years without affecting normal progress towards graduation.

Premedical/Predental Advisory Committee

Kathleen C. Scheltens, Director
Julie Simon (Mathematics), Assistant Director
Abueida (Mathematics), Ahoujja (Physics), Burky (Biology), Church (Chemistry), Craver (Physics), Hansen (Biology), Johnson (Chemistry), Kango-Singh (Biology), Krane (Biology), Lopper (Chemistry), Mammana (Chemistry), Nickell (Biology), Nielsen (Biology), Rowe (Biology), Smith (Physics), Singh (Biology), S. Swavey (Chemistry), T. Williams (Biology), S. Wright (Biology)
 

 

Bachelor of Science in Predentistry (den) Minimum 120 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Major Requirements63
Satisfies CAP Mathematics and CAP Natural Science
BIO 151
  & 151L
Concepts of Bio I
   and Concepts-Bio Lab I
4
BIO 152
  & 152L
Concepts of Bio II
   and Concepts-Bio Lab II
4
CHM 123
  & 123L
General Chemistry
   and Gen Chemistry Lab
4
CHM 124
  & 124L
General Chemistry
   and Gen Chemistry Lab
4
CHM 313
  & 313L
Organic Chemistry
   and Organic Chemistry Lab
4
CHM 314
  & 314L
Organic Chemistry
   and Organic Chem Lab
4
CHM 420Biochemistry3
CHM 462LBiochemistry Lab1
MTH 148
  & MTH 149
Introductory Calc I
   and Introductory Calc II
6
or MTH 168
  & MTH 169
Anly Geom & Calc I
   and Anly Geom & Calc II
PHY 201
  & PHY 202
General Physics
   and General Physics 2
6
or PHY 206
  & PHY 207
  & PHY 208
Gen Physics I Mech
   and Gen Phy II Ele & Mag
   and Gen Phy III Mec Wavs
PHY 201LGeneral Physics Lab 21
PHY 202LGeneral Physics Lab1
MED 480Pre-Med Capstone (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Select one course from:3
Intro-Personal Comp
Intro to Statistics
Statistical Meth I
Select five science courses, two with accompanying laboratories, from:17
BIO 309
  & 309L
Comp Anat Vertebrts
   and Comp Anatomy Lab
BIO 312
  & 312L
General Genetics
   and Genetics Lab
BIO 403
  & 403L
Physiology I
   and Physiology Lab
Physiology II
BIO 411
  & 411L
General Microbiology
   and Gen Microbiology Lab
Neurobiology
Immunology
Analysis Biol Data
BIO 440
  & 440L
Cell Biology
   and Cell Bio Lab
BIO 442
  & 442L
Developmental Bio
   and Devlpmntl Bio Lab
Evolution&Devlpmnt
Intro Bioinformatics
Molecular Biology
Bio-Infectious Dis
Cancer Biology
BIO 475
  & 475L
Human Anatomy
   and Human Anatomy Lab
BIO 480
  & 480L
Prin of Microscopy
   and Microscopy Lab
CHM 201
  & 201L
Quantitative Anal
   and Quant Analysis Lab
Physical Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
Gen Biochemistry I
Gen Biochemistry II

Breadth
ASI 150Introduction to the University Experience1
Electives 4, 510
ENG Elective 63
Select one course from: (Satisfies CAP Practival Ethical Action and Adv Studies in PHL or REL)3
Ethics
Medical Ethics
Christian Ethics & the Environment
Christian Ethics & Health Care Issues
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12
Total Hours to total at least120

1

Well qualified students are advised to take MTH 168-MTH 169.

2

Well qualified students are strongly advised to take PHY 206-PHY 207-PHY 208 lecture sequence with PHY 201L and PHY 202L.

3

The elective courses must be directly related to the primary field of interest.

4

Only general elective courses can be taken under Grading Option Two.

5

Courses in graphic design, studio art, or performing arts are recommended.

6

Select ENG elective from among ENG 203, ENG 204, ENG 205, ENG 272, ENG 316, or any 300-level General Education ENG elective. ENG 373, when content is Medical Writing, is recommended.

 

Bachelor of Science in Premedicine (med) Minimum 120 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Major Requirements63
Satisfies CAP Mathematics and Natural Science
BIO 151
  & 151L
Concepts of Bio I
   and Concepts-Bio Lab I
4
BIO 152
  & 152L
Concepts of Bio II
   and Concepts-Bio Lab II
4
CHM 123
  & 123L
General Chemistry
   and Gen Chemistry Lab
4
CHM 124
  & 124L
General Chemistry
   and Gen Chemistry Lab
4
CHM 313
  & 313L
Organic Chemistry
   and Organic Chemistry Lab
4
CHM 314
  & 314L
Organic Chemistry
   and Organic Chem Lab
4
CHM 420Biochemistry3
CHM 462LBiochemistry Lab1
MTH 148
  & MTH 149
Introductory Calc I
   and Introductory Calc II
6
or MTH 168
  & MTH 169
Anly Geom & Calc I
   and Anly Geom & Calc II
PHY 201
  & PHY 202
General Physics
   and General Physics 2
6
or PHY 206
  & PHY 207
  & PHY 208
Gen Physics I Mech
   and Gen Phy II Ele & Mag
   and Gen Phy III Mec Wavs
PHY 201LGeneral Physics Lab 21
PHY 202LGeneral Physics Lab1
MED 480Pre-Med Capstone (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Select one course from:3
Intro-Personal Comp
Intro to Statistics
Statistical Meth I
Select five science courses, two with accompanying laboratories, from: 317
BIO 309
  & 309L
Comp Anat Vertebrts
   and Comp Anatomy Lab
BIO 312
  & 312L
General Genetics
   and Genetics Lab
BIO 403
  & 403L
Physiology I
   and Physiology Lab
Physiology II
BIO 411
  & 411L
General Microbiology
   and Gen Microbiology Lab
Neurobiology
Immunology
Analysis Biol Data
BIO 440
  & 440L
Cell Biology
   and Cell Bio Lab
BIO 442
  & 442L
Developmental Bio
   and Devlpmntl Bio Lab
Evolution&Devlpmnt
Intro Bioinformatics
Molecular Biology
Bio-Infectious Dis
Cancer Biology
BIO 475
  & 475L
Human Anatomy
   and Human Anatomy Lab
BIO 480
  & 480L
Prin of Microscopy
   and Microscopy Lab
CHM 201
  & 201L
Quantitative Anal
   and Quant Analysis Lab
Physical Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
Gen Biochemistry I
Gen Biochemistry II

Breadth
ASI 150Introduction to the University Experience1
Electives 4, 510
ENG Elective 63
Select one course from: (Satisfies CAP Practical Ethical Action and Adv Studies in PHL or REL)3
Ethics
Medical Ethics
Christian Ethics & the Environment
Christian Ethics & Health Care Issues
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12
Total Hours to total at least120

1

Well qualified students are advised to take MTH 168-MTH 169.

2

Well qualified students are strongly advised to take PHY 206-PHY 207-PHY 208 lecture sequence with PHY 201L and PHY 202L.

3

The elective courses must be directly related to the primary field of interest.

4

Only general elective courses can be taken under Grading Option Two.

5

Select ENG elective from among ENG 203, ENG 204, ENG 205, ENG 272, ENG 316, or any 300-level General Education ENG elective. ENG 373, when content is Medical Writing, is recommended.

Courses

MED 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

MED 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

MED 480. Pre-Medicine Capstone. 1 Hour

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