May 23, 2019  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2020 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.

Careers in these areas may require professional licensure and certification.  Professional licensure and/or certification vary by state and you are urged to check with your state licensing board.

Major Department - 41 Credits

Required Upper Level Biology - Credits: 1

Electives and Liberal Studies

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

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