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Biological Sciences/D.D.S.

Acceptance Criteria
INITIAL ACCEPTANCE TO BS/DDS PROGRAM
Applications for entry into the combined BS/DDS program are to be submitted to the Admissions Committee of the School of Dental Medicine. Students must apply and be accepted directly from high school  Visit www.prehealth.buffalo.edu/careers/dentistry.php (halfway down the page) and dental.buffalo.edu for more details.

Advising notes :

Minimum GPA of 3.5 overall and 3.5 in required science courses (biological sciences, chemistry,     physics and mathematics) at the undergraduate level prior to entering dental curriculum

Prerequisite Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology

BIO 201 Cell Biology

CHE 101 General Chemistry

CHE 102 General Chemistry
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus I or MTH 141 College Calculus I

MTH 122 Survey of Calculus II or MTH 142 College Calculus II


Required Courses

BIO 203 General Physiology  

BIO 205 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry

BIO 319 Genetics

CHE 201 Organic Chemistry

CHE 202 Organic Chemistry

PHY 101/PHY 151 College Physics I (including

PHY 151 lab) and
PHY 102/PHY 152 College Physics II/Lab

OR
PHY 107 General Physics I and PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab

Three BIO lab courses:  choices include

BIO 213 General Physiology Laboratory

BIO 215 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry Laboratory

BIO 310 Ecology Methods

BIO 329 Genetics Laboratory

BIO 332 Adv. Molecular Biology Laboratory

BIO 370 Developmental Biology Laboratory

BIO 400 Bioinformatics

BIO 412 Field Tropical Marine Ecology

BIO 420 Cytogenetics

BIO 458 Molecular Ecology, 2 cr of BIO 498 Undergraduate Research

Summary

Credit hours in biological sciences 
27
Credit hours in chemistry, physics and mathematics
38
Credit hours in general education courses
34
Credit hours in university electives
9
Total required credit hours for the undergraduate portion
108

                                                    
                          
                                          
                                                       

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements
FIRST YEAR
Fall         BIO 200, CHE 101; MTH 121 or MTH 141
Spring    BIO 201, CHE 102; MTH 122 or MTH 142

SECOND YEAR
Fall            BIO 203, BIO lab course, CHE 201, PHY 101/151 or PHY 107
Spring        BIO 205, BIO lab course, CHE 202, PHY 102/152 or PHY 108/158

THIRD YEAR
Fall            BIO 319, BIO lab course
Spring        BIO elective,  BIO lab course

 

     
     

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