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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology BS - Professional - WVU Dental 4+4


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Capitalizing on the strength of partnerships, the West Virginia University School of Dentistry(WVUSD) and Slippery Rock University (SRU) Department of Biology are joining together to promote students’ seamless progression from university to dental school through the SRU and WVUSD Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP). This joint program helps simplify the dental school admission process while easing the financial burden of the application. DEAP gives a select number of motivated Slippery Rock University Biology students an early introduction to the WVUSD faculty, students, and alumni while also providing unique opportunities to help prepare them for WVU’s challenging dental program. The WVUSD has partnered with SRU’s Department of Biology to offer highly qualified rising sophomores at SRU potential early admission to WVU’s Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) Program. Individuals who complete their first year at SRU and aspire to earn a dental degree are eligible to apply to DEAP. Admission to DEAP is available to a maximum of two students annually through a competitive application and interview process. West Virginia residents receive priority consideration. Because the WVUSD values diversity and recognizes its importance in addressing access to quality oral healthcare, individuals from populations that are under-represented in dental school, including African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, first-generation college, and economically disadvantaged, are encouraged to apply.


Slippery Rock University is responsible for DEAP student recruitment since enrollment in SRU is a key program requirement. DEAP applications are available to all SRU students who meet the specified criteria.

There are 2 tracks to this major - Independent Study Option and Non-Independent Study Option. If completing the Non-Independent Study Option, one additional Major Department elective will be required.

Major Department - 41 Credits


Electives - 6 Credits


Select 2 additional courses (6 credits) from the above list or any 300/400 level courses agreed upon with the academic adviser. Additional electives may be selected from the Marine Science offerings. Pymatuning Laboratory Ecology courses are only offered during the summer term.

Related Sciences - 18 Credits


College Requirements - 12 Credits


Chemistry - 4 Credits


Mathematics - 4 Credits


Physics - 4 Credits


Electives and Liberal Studies


Choose free electives and complete Liberal Studies requirements to equal a minimum of 120 credits.

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