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3+4 B.S. in Biology Dental Early Admission Program

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Degree Requirements

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Biology, B.S. 3+4 Dual Degree

Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP)

University of Texas Health Science Center with Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan students who have completed fewer than 30 hours of undergraduate coursework and who meet state residency requirements may apply to University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Dental School for admission into this program. If accepted, the student will complete a three-year course of study at Texas Wesleyan University and satisfy the GPA and exam requirements of this program in order to start four years of dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA).

Following successful completion of the 3+4 program, the student will be awarded the B.S. degree from Texas Wesleyan University (after one year of dental school) and the D.D.S. degree from UTHSCSA upon completion of the entire dental school curriculum. Contact the Department Chair for more information.

The Biology Core consists of BIO 1410, BIO 1420, BIO 2320, BIO 2424, and BIO 2441. To enroll in any advanced biology course (3000 level or higher), students must have completed the Biology Core and General Chemistry (Chemistry 1415 and 1416) or their transfer equivalents with a grade of C or better in each of the courses listed above. Additional course-specific prerequisites will still apply.

General Education Curriculum Requirements

 

Language Literacy (12)

English (9)

ENG 1301 Composition I 3 Credits
ENG 1302 Composition II 3 Credits
one of the following courses:
ENG 2324 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Credits
ENG 2326 Exploring American Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2327 Exploring World Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2328 Exploring British Lit 3 Credits

Speech (3)

 
SPC 1301 Fund of Speech 3 Credits

Analytic Literacy (7)

 

Mathematics (3)

MAT 1302, MAT 1304 (if allowable by major), or any math course with MAT 1302 or MAT 1304 or higher as a prerequisite.

Note: MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Arts and Sciences except for the programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Education. MAT 1304 is not acceptable for any program in the School of Business and Professional Programs.

Science (4)

Choose 1 of the following courses with accompanying lab:

BIO 1403 Fundamentals of Science 4 Credits
BIO 1406 Contemporary Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1407 Animal Life 4 Credits
BIO 1408 Plants & Human Affairs 4 Credits
BIO 1409 Cracking the Code: A User's Guide to Human Genetics 4 Credits
BIO 1410 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credits
BIO 1413 Local Spring Flora 4 Credits
BIO 1414 Cats, Chromosomes & Codons 4 Credits
BIO 1415 Exploring Human Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1420 Introduction to Biology II 4 Credits
BIO 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
BIO 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits
CHE 1403 Nature of Physical Science 4 Credits
CHE 1404 Physical Science & Environment 4 Credits
CHE 1405 Forensic Science I 4 Credits
CHE 1415 General Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 1416 General Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHE 1418 Chemistry in Context 4 Credits
NSC 1402 Introductory Astronomy 4 Credits
PHY 1401 University Physics I 4 Credits
PHY 1402 University Physics II 4 Credits
PHY 1410 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 Credits

Cultural Literacy (9)

HIS 2324 Fundamentals of Modern American History 3 Credits

Choose (3) hours from one of the following:

FAR, MUS, or THA

Choose (3) hours from any of the following:

REL 1311 Introduction to Jewish Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1312 Introduction to Christian Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1313 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits
REL 1321 Introduction to Comparative Religions 3 Credits
REL 1323 Introduction to Interfaith Leadership 3 Credits

Social Literacy (8)

EXS 1220 Basic Concepts of Wellness 2 Credits

Choose any two of the following courses with at least two different academic areas represented:

BUA 1301 Introduction to Business 3 Credits
ECO 2305 Principles of Economics I 3 Credits
FIN 1325 Personal Finance 3 Credits
GEG 2304 World Geography 3 Credits
GEG 2305 Human Geography 3 Credits
HUM 2340 The Human Experience I 3 Credits
HUM 2341 The Human Prospect 3 Credits
IST 2300 Introduction to International Studies 3 Credits
MCO 1302 Mass Media & Society 3 Credits
POL 2311 American Government I 3 Credits
PSY 1301 General Psychology 3 Credits
PSY 2342 Psychology of Everyday Life 3 Credits
SSC 2360 Social Justice 3 Credits
SOC 1302 Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
SOC 2301 Intro to Sociology 3 Credits
SOC 2302 Social Problems 3 Credits
SOC 2390 Minority Groups 3 Credits
WSP 2304 Hon Sem Social Literacy 3 Credits
WSP 2340 Hon Lang/Lit Interdiscip Integrative 3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 36

 

Required Related Courses

Chemistry

CHE 1415 General Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 1416 General Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHE 2416 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 2417 Organic Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHE 4426 Biochemistry I 4 Credits

CHE 1415, CHE 1416* may be used to satisfy the GEC.

English

ENG 3312 Writing in Natural Sciences 3 Credits

Mathematics

one of the following courses (subject to prerequisite):

MAT 1310 Bus & Econ Analysis 3 Credits
MAT 1324 Calculus I 3 Credits

Physics

PHY 1401 University Physics I 4 Credits
PHY 1402 University Physics II 4 Credits

PHY 1401, PHY 1402* may be used to satisfy the GEC.

Major Requirements

Biology Core

BIO 1410 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credits
BIO 1420 Introduction to Biology II 4 Credits
BIO 2320 Biostatistics 3 Credits
BIO 2424 Evolution & Ecology 4 Credits
BIO 2441 Microbiology 4 Credits

BIO 1410, BIO 1420* may be used to satisfy the GEC.

Advanced Biology Courses

BIO 3431 Molecular Genetics 4 Credits
BIO 3352 Research Methods in Biology 3 Credits
BIO 3470 Conservation Biology 4 Credits
BIO 4351 Senior Research in Biology 3 Credits
BIO 4412 Molecular Cell Biology 4 Credits
BIO 4426 Infection and Immunity 4 Credits

BIO 3352, BIO 3470, BIO 4351, BIO 4426: or UTHSCSA equivalent

Electives

Students are required to complete elective hours in Advanced Biology during their first year at UTHSCSA.

Electives will be required if the student has not met a minimum of 120 hours in the program.

Total Hours (120)