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Biology II course?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by HenryH, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. HenryH

    HenryH AA-S Banned Account on Hold 10+ Year Member

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    This Fall 2007, I'm signed up to take Human Anatomy and Physiology. Does anyone know if dental schools (the vast majority) will accept this class as my second Biology credit?
    Thanks...
     
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  3. yahoogoogle

    yahoogoogle Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    i am in the same boat. anyone can confirm?
     
  4. makushin

    makushin Member 10+ Year Member

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    I don't think so, they usually want the standard 2 semester bio sequence for science majors. A&P is somewhat different, maybe 10% overlap. (I've taken both)
     
  5. DentalKitty

    DentalKitty 5+ Year Member

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    I don't think most will. Which semester are you trying to substitute it for, the Ecology/Evolution type one or the Cell/Systems type one? A&P is a good thing to have on your transcript though and will definitely help you with the DAT.
     
  6. Creeky44

    Creeky44 Member 2+ Year Member

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    Each school is different, so you should contact your specific schools to find out. Some schools told me that they would accept a physiology course, while other schools said that I had to take the typical general biology 2 course (I ended up taking general bio 2 just to be sure that I pleased everyone). I recommend that you email the schools so that you have their response in writing, just in case they tell you one thing and then contradict themselves in the future.

    However, if you are able to take A&P in addition to the general bio course, then it will make your application even stronger and prepare you better for dental school. I would've taken both if I had the time.
     
  7. albodent

    albodent Member 5+ Year Member

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    I took A+P I and it would not even transfer to another university, let alone dental school. I also called a couple of dental schools and they said that they would really like to see the classes separate, human anatomy and human physiology. If you want to take the sequence (you really need to) then you should do them separate. As far as for the second bio credit, I would tell you to take bio II then take the anatomy and phys. The more classes you take the better prep for D-school!
     
  8. that class is a elective
     

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