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B.S. in Natural Science Pre-Dentistry

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Liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications, 49cr

Mathematics: 4cr, MATH 121

Natural Science: CHEM 111-112

Social Science: PSYC 101

Synthesis: not required for three-year students who transfer to a professional school with an articulation agreement

Writing Intensive: writing-intensive course only required for three-year students who transfer to a professional school with an articulation agreement

Liberal Studies Electives: COSC 101, no courses with SCI prefix

Major: 41cr

Required Courses

Biology

BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I, 4cr

BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II, 4cr

BIOL 150 Human Anatomy, 3cr

BIOL 151 Human Physiology, 4cr

BIOL 241 General Microbiology, 3cr

BIOL 263 Genetics, 3cr

Chemistry

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I, 4cr

CHEM 232 or CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry II or Biochemistry, 4cr

Physics

PHYS 111 Physics I Lecture, 3cr

PHYS 121 Physics I Lab, 1cr

PHYS 112 Physics II Lecture, 3cr

PHYS 122 Physics II Lab, 1cr

Mathematics

MATH 216 Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences, 3cr

Other Requirements

0-6cr

Foreign Language Intermediate Level

Free Electives:* 0-30cr

Electives to meet minimum of 90 IUP cr and minimum of 24cr in Humanities and Social Sciences for admission to affiliated dental school after three years at IUP.

Maximum cr for work at affiliated dental school 30cr

Total Degree Requirements: 120

Note: Accelerated three-year Temple University School of Dentistry program. A maximum of 30cr of work may be transferred after the first year at Temple University School of Dentistry. Upon completion of the first year of studies at Temple University School of Dentistry, a transcript from Temple University is to be sent by the student to the dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics with a note requesting application materials for graduation.

*Student is to work with his/her advisor to select appropriate free electives for professional school. Ceramics and additional courses in Biology are highly recommended.

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