Biology with a 3+4 Track to DMD (BA)

Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the BA in this program is the same as for a BA only. Admission to the BA in Biology requires completion of BIOL 240, BIOL 241, BIOL 242, and BIOL 243 with a grade of C or better; completion of MATH 111 with a grade of C or better OR placement into a mathematics course above the level of MATH 111 on the basis of either the University of Louisville mathematics placement examination or ACT/SAT score; and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.

Admission to UofL School of Dentistry (ULSD)

The Committee on Admissions selects students based on academic proficiency in pre-dental studies, performance on the Dental Admissions Test, recommendations, and nonacademic factors assessed in a personal interview. The current qualifications for the joint degree program have been agreed upon by discipline faculty from the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences and School of Dentistry. All interested student must apply to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry program and meet the admission criteria.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements31
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirement:
BIOL 240Unity of Life - S3
or BIOL 242 Diversity of Life - S
BIOL 241Unity of Life Lab - SL1
or BIOL 243 Diversity of Life Lab - SL
CHEM 201General Chemistry I - S3
or CHEM 202 General Chemistry II - S
MATH 180Elements of Calculus - QR3
or MATH 205 Calculus I - QR
ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing - WC3
ENGL 102Intermediate College Writing - WC3

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above). Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

Arts & Sciences Requirements
GEN 101Arts & Sciences First Year Experience1
Foreign Language12
Electives in Humanities or Social Sciences 19
WR - two approved courses at the 300 level or above
Minimum Total Hours22

Program/Major Requirements

BIOL 240Unity of Life - S3
BIOL 241Unity of Life Lab - SL1
BIOL 242Diversity of Life - S3
BIOL 243Diversity of Life Lab - SL1
BIOL 329Cellular and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 330
BIOL 331
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Genetics and Molecular Biology: Laboratory
BIOL 350Biostatistics3
BIOL 363Principles of Ecology3
BIOL 409Evolutionary Biology 3
BIOL 396Preview to Dentistry -WR - WR3
BIOL 457Microbiology3
BIOL 458Microbiology Laboratory1
BIOL 540Metabolic Biochemistry3
Minimum Total Hours35

Supplemental Courses (required for the BA)

CHEM 201General Chemistry I - S3
CHEM 207Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL1
CHEM 208Introduction to Chemical Analysis II - SL1
CHEM 202
CHEM 209
General Chemistry II - S
Introduction to Chemical Analysis III
CHEM 341
CHEM 343
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 342
CHEM 344
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
MATH 180Elements of Calculus - QR3
or MATH 205 Calculus I - QR
PHYS 111Elements of Physics - B4
Minimum Total Hours26

School of Dentistry Courses

BMSC 804Integrated Biomedical Sciences I9
BMSC 805Integrated Biomedical Sciences II12
CMPD 800Dental Anatomy and Occlusion2
CMPD 801Dental Anatomy and Occlusion Lab3
CMPD 850Foundations of Behavioral Science in Dentistry I1
CMPD 883Evidence-Based Decision Making0.5
CMPD 887Professionalism & Ethics Fundamentals1
DXOH 801Infection Control1
OIID 800Correlated Sciences1
CMPD 820Introduction to Clinical Dentistry I2.5
CMPD 863Clinical Grand Rounds, First Year DMD Students1
BMSC 807Pharmacology and Dental Therapeutics4
BMSC 809Integrated Biomedical Sciences III10
CMPD 810Preclinical Operative Dentistry Lecture2.5
CMPD 811Preclinical Operative Dentistry (Lab)3
CMPD 860Introduction to Preventive Dentistry1
CMPD 870Growth and Development1
DXOH 813Oral Radiology I2
DXOH 851Periodontics I1
Minimum Total Hours58.5

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
GEN 101 Arts & Sciences First Year Experience 1
BIOL 240 Unity of Life - S 3
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I - S 3
BIOL 241 Unity of Life Lab - SL 1
CHEM 207 Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 1
CHEM 208 Introduction to Chemical Analysis II - SL 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
Oral Communications Cardinal Core Course OC 3
BIOL 242 Diversity of Life - S 3
BIOL 243 Diversity of Life Lab - SL 1
MATH 180
Elements of Calculus - QR
or Calculus I - QR
CHEM 202 General Chemistry II - S 3
CHEM 209 Introduction to Chemical Analysis III 1
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
AHD2 Cardinal Core Course - AHD2 3
Year 2
BIOL 329 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
AHD1 Cardinal Core Course - AHD1 3
Foreign Language 1 4
SB Cardinal Core Course - SBH 3
BIOL 330 Genetics and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 331 Genetics and Molecular Biology: Laboratory 2
CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 344 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2
Foreign Language 2 4
BIOL 396 Preview to Dentistry -WR - WR 3
300+ WR HUM/SS Course 3
Year 3
300+ WR in Hum/SS Course 3
BIOL 540 Metabolic Biochemistry 3
BIOL 409 Evolutionary Biology 3
Foreign Language 3 4
PHYS 111 Elements of Physics - B 4
BIOL 350 Biostatistics 3
SBH Cardinal Core Course - SBH 3
BIOL 457 Microbiology 3
BIOL 458 Microbiology Laboratory 1
BIOL 363 Principles of Ecology 3
300+ WR in HUM/SS Course 3
Year 4
BMSC 804 Integrated Biomedical Sciences I 9
BMSC 805 Integrated Biomedical Sciences II 12
CMPD 800 Dental Anatomy and Occlusion 2
CMPD 801 Dental Anatomy and Occlusion Lab 3
CMPD 850 Foundations of Behavioral Science in Dentistry I 1
CMPD 883 Evidence-Based Decision Making 0.5
CMPD 887 Professionalism & Ethics Fundamentals 1
DXOH 801 Infection Control 1
OIID 800 Correlated Sciences 1
CMPD 820 (year-long class, graded at end of spring year 4)
CMPD 863 (year-long class, graded at end of spring year 4)
BMSC 807 Pharmacology and Dental Therapeutics 4
BMSC 809 Integrated Biomedical Sciences III 10
CMPD 810 Preclinical Operative Dentistry Lecture 2.5
CMPD 811 Preclinical Operative Dentistry (Lab) 3
CMPD 860 Introduction to Preventive Dentistry 1
CMPD 870 Growth and Development 1
DXOH 813 Oral Radiology I 2
DXOH 851 Periodontics I 1
CMPD 820 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry I 2.5
CMPD 863 Clinical Grand Rounds, First Year DMD Students 1
 Minimum Total Hours162.5

The Flight Plan outlined above is intended to demonstrate one possible path to completing the degree within four years.  Course selection and placement within the program may vary depending on course offerings and schedule, elective preferences, and other factors (study abroad, internship availability, etc.). Please consult your advisor for additional information about building a flight plan that works for you.

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan, and which requirements are still outstanding. Degree audits also take transfer credits and test credits into account. "What-if" reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

Flight Planner
The Flight Planner tool is available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan to graduation.  Advisors have access to review your Flight Planner and can help you adjust it to ensure you remain on track to graduate in a timely manner.

To create these reports:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Select the appropriate report.
    1. To run a Degree Audit report, click on "View my Degree Audit."
    2. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."
    3. To run a Flight Planner report, click on "Use My Flight Planner."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, create a What-if report, or run a Flight Planner report.