University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2014-15

Premedicine/Predentistry

Majors:

Minor:

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
Ahoujja (Physics), Burky (Biology), Craver (Physics), Hansen (Biology), Johnson (Chemistry), Kango-Singh (Biology), Kearns (Biology), Krane (Biology), Lopper (Chemistry), Mammana (Chemistry), Nickell (Biology), Nielsen (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
West and the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Intro To Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences 47
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, orENG 200H, by placement.

3

Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.

4

Must include two different disciplines and accompanying lab.





Major Requirements63
Satisfies CAP Mathematics and CAP Natural Science
BIO 151
  & 151L
Concepts of Biology I: Cell & Molecular Biology
   and Concepts of Biology Laboratory: Cell & Molecular Biology
4
BIO 152
  & 152L
Concepts of Biology II: Evolution & Ecology
   and Concepts of Biology Laboratory II: Evolution & Ecology
4
CHM 123
  & 123L
General Chemistry
   and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 124
  & 124L
General Chemistry
   and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 313
  & 313L
Organic Chemistry
   and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 314
  & 314L
Organic Chemistry
   and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 420Biochemistry3
CHM 462LBiochemistry Laboratory1
MTH 148
  & MTH 149
Introductory Calculus I
   and Introductory Calculus II
6
or MTH 168
  & MTH 169
Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
   and Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
PHY 201
  & PHY 202
General Physics
   and General Physics 2
6
or PHY 206
  & PHY 207
  & PHY 208
General Physics I - Mechanics
   and General Physics II - Electricity & Magnetism
   and General Physics III - Mechanics of Waves
PHY 201LGeneral Physics Laboratory 21
PHY 202LGeneral Physics Laboratory1
MED 480Pre-Medicine Capstone (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Select one course from:3
Introduction to Personal Computers
Introduction to Statistics
Statistical Methods I
Select five science courses, two with accompanying laboratories, from:17
BIO 309
  & 309L
Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates
   and Comparative Anatomy Laboratory
BIO 312
  & 312L
General Genetics
   and Genetics Laboratory
BIO 403
  & 403L
Physiology I
   and Physiology Laboratory I
Physiology II
BIO 411
  & 411L
General Microbiology
   and General Microbiology Laboratory
Neurobiology
Immunology
Analysis & Interpretation of Biological Data
BIO 440
  & 440L
Cell Biology
   and Cell Biology Laboratory
BIO 442
  & 442L
Developmental Biology
   and Developmental Biology Laboratory
Evolution & Development
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Molecular Biology
Biology of Infectious Disease
Cancer Biology
BIO 475
  & 475L
Human Anatomy
   and Human Anatomy Laboratory
BIO 480
  & 480L
Principles of Microscopy
   and Principles of Microscopy Laboratory
CHM 201
  & 201L
Quantitative Analysis
   and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Physical Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
General Biochemistry I
General 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 Common Academic Program 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
West and the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Intro To Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences 47
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, orENG 200H, by placement.

3

Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.

4

Must include two different disciplines and accompanying lab.





Major Requirements63
Satisfies CAP Mathematics and Natural Science
BIO 151
  & 151L
Concepts of Biology I: Cell & Molecular Biology
   and Concepts of Biology Laboratory: Cell & Molecular Biology
4
BIO 152
  & 152L
Concepts of Biology II: Evolution & Ecology
   and Concepts of Biology Laboratory II: Evolution & Ecology
4
CHM 123
  & 123L
General Chemistry
   and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 124
  & 124L
General Chemistry
   and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 313
  & 313L
Organic Chemistry
   and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 314
  & 314L
Organic Chemistry
   and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 420Biochemistry3
CHM 462LBiochemistry Laboratory1
MTH 148
  & MTH 149
Introductory Calculus I
   and Introductory Calculus II
6
or MTH 168
  & MTH 169
Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
   and Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
PHY 201
  & PHY 202
General Physics
   and General Physics 2
6
or PHY 206
  & PHY 207
  & PHY 208
General Physics I - Mechanics
   and General Physics II - Electricity & Magnetism
   and General Physics III - Mechanics of Waves
PHY 201LGeneral Physics Laboratory 21
PHY 202LGeneral Physics Laboratory1
MED 480Pre-Medicine Capstone (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Select one course from:3
Introduction to Personal Computers
Introduction to Statistics
Statistical Methods I
Select five science courses, two with accompanying laboratories, from: 317
BIO 309
  & 309L
Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates
   and Comparative Anatomy Laboratory
BIO 312
  & 312L
General Genetics
   and Genetics Laboratory
BIO 403
  & 403L
Physiology I
   and Physiology Laboratory I
Physiology II
BIO 411
  & 411L
General Microbiology
   and General Microbiology Laboratory
Neurobiology
Immunology
Analysis & Interpretation of Biological Data
BIO 440
  & 440L
Cell Biology
   and Cell Biology Laboratory
BIO 442
  & 442L
Developmental Biology
   and Developmental Biology Laboratory
Evolution & Development
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Molecular Biology
Biology of Infectious Disease
Cancer Biology
BIO 475
  & 475L
Human Anatomy
   and Human Anatomy Laboratory
BIO 480
  & 480L
Principles of Microscopy
   and Principles of Microscopy Laboratory
CHM 201
  & 201L
Quantitative Analysis
   and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Physical Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
General Biochemistry I
General 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 Common Academic Program ENG elective. ENG 373, when content is Medical Writing, is recommended.


 

MINOR in Medical Humanities (mhm)

Select 5 courses from:15
Epidemics, Power & the Human Condition
Health Communication
Medical Writing
Medical Ethics
Health Psychology
Christian Ethics & Health Care Issues
Perspectives on Aging
Death, Dying and Suicide

 

1

Additional courses may be approved by the Program Director.

 

Bachelor Of Science, PreDENTISTRY

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ASI 1501BIO 152
  & 152L
4
BIO 151
  & 151L (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)
4CHM 124
  & 124L
4
CHM 123
  & 123L (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)
4MTH 1493
MTH 148 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (Satisfies CAP Humanities)3
ENG 100 (Satisfies CAP Writing Seminar)3REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (Satisfies CAP Humanities)3
REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (Satisfies CAP Humanities)3 
 18 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 313
  & 313L
4CHM 314
  & 314L
4
PHY 201
  & 201L
4PHY 202
  & 202L
4
ENG 2003Arts3
CMM 100 (Satisfies CAP Communication)3PHL 312, 315, REL 365, or REL 367 (Satisfies CAP Practical Ethical Action)3
Social Science (Satifies CAP Social Science)3Social Science3
 17 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 4203Science elective w/lab4
CHM 462L1Science elective3
MTH 207, 367, or CPS 1113Adv REL or PHL (Satisfies CAP Faith Traditions)3
Science elective3Integrative3
Inquiry3Social Science3
General Elective2 
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Science elective w/lab4MED 4801
Diversity and Social Justice3Science elective3
Adv HST3English elective3
Social Science3General elective (optional)3
General elective (optional)3General elective (optional)3
 General elective (optional)3
 16 16
Total credit hours: 132

 

Bachelor of Science, PreMEDICAL

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ASI 1501BIO 152
  & 152L
4
BIO 151
  & 151L (satisfies CAP Natural Science)
4CHM 124
  & 124L
4
CHM 123
  & 123L (satisfies CAP Natural Science)
4MTH 1493
MTH 148 (satisfies CAP Mathematics)3REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (satisfies CAP Humanities)3
ENG 100 (satisfies CAP Writing Seminar)3REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (satisfies CAP Humanities)3
REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (satisfies CAP Humanities)3 
 18 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 313
  & 313L
4CHM 314
  & 314L
4
PHY 201
  & 201L
4PHY 202
  & 202L
4
ENG 2003Arts3
CMM 100 (satisfies CAP Communication)3PHL 312, 315, REL 365, or REL 367 (satisfies CAP Practical Ethical Action)3
Social Science (CAP)3Social Science3
 17 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 4203Sciaence elective w/lab4
CHM 462L1Science elective3
MTH 207, 367, or CPS 1113Adv REL or PHL (Faith Tradtions)3
Science elective3Integrative3
Inquiry3Social Science3
General elective2 
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Science elective w/lab4MED 480 (capstone)1
Diversity and Social Justice3Science elective3
Adv HST3English elective3
Social Science3General elective (optional)3
General elective (optional)2General Elective (optional)3
 General Elective (optional)3
 15 16
Total credit hours: 131

Courses

MED 477H. Honors Thesis. 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 478H. Honors Thesis. 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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