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I don't understand Howard requirement

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by joonkimdds, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. joonkimdds

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    English Composition and Literature 6 semester hours
    Inorganic Chemistry and Labs 8 semester hours
    Organic Chemistry and Labs 8 semester hours
    Human Anatomy 6 semester hours
    Physics 6 semester hours
    Electives 22 semester hours
    Biology lecture/lab 8 semester hours
    Physiology 6 semester hours
    Microbiology 6 semester hours
    Biochemistry 6 semester hours

    above is directly from howard website.
    I took all the classes except anatomy.
    I want to take it but the class offered in my school is only 4 credit.
    I don't know how howard wants 6 credits from anatomy.
    And also, I am in physiology and biochem class now and physiology is only 3 credit course and biochem is 4 credit course so I don't know how they want 6 semester hrs from them.

    Are there schools that offer anatomy 1+2, physiology 1+2 just like all the organic chem have 1+2?
     
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  3. ak47

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    i think (dont quote me on this cuz i don't really remember) but i think i called them over the summer cuz i'm taking 5 credits of anatomy (3 lecture + 2 lab) and they said it was a new requirement and isn't enforced strictly. but i also applied there and didn't get an interview or anything. and i got 11 other interviews so take that for whats its worth.

    just call them! good luck joonkim
     
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  4. joonkimdds

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    In my school, the lab is zero credit, but the lecture is 4 credit cuz lab is part of the final grade in the class.
     
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    you are korean. Why are you applying to Howard?

    I hope you are not picking Howard because of their stats posted in the ADA booklet. You might be wasting your money.
     
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    I had the same concern as you, so I called over the summer as well. The requirement is new. I, personally, do not believe the school researched that course enough to know that it is only worth 4cr. hrs at most schools. A matter of fact, HU only offers anatomy in undergrad for 4 cr. hrs, so they cant expect you to have more than what their undergrad offers. Also, Microbioloy and Biochemistry must have just been recently added because they were not listed before. I took an Anatomy/Physiology course (they were combined) worth 4 cr. hrs online over the summer. I never have had micro or biochem. I had my interview with HU in early November and was accepted on Dec. 1st. I honestly dont think you not having those courses will hold you back because like I said, biochem and micro were not listed at the beginning of the application cycle period.
     
  7. polarmolar

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    Some of the courses you listed are requirements and some are recommended, check the website again.
     
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    polar molar is correct joonkimDDS.

    however, I also have a question. they require 8 semester hours for inorganic chemistry, and I was wondering if my first semester of organic chemistry can court for the second set of 4 credits for the inorganic chemistry requirement, and in place of the 4 missing credits of organic chemistry, use my biochemistry units?

    would i have to take another semester of inorganic chemistry?
    i applied and was accepted, so i'm wondering as to why this wasn't brought up in a letter, e-mail or interview?

    thanks for any advice/help/comments! :D
     
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    i graduated.. didn't take anatomy and got accepted to howard. am a biochem major.
     
  10. pomegarnets

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    but does acceptance mean that you fulfilled all the course requirements?

    i am just concerned because i'd have to sign up for a chem. class soon, if need be.
     
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    I just spoke with Ms. Inge who then spoke to the dean about my question -
    I do need the extra four hours of inorganic chemistry, but she said I can take it the summer prior to matriculation.

    I'm not sure if anyone else had questions about this, but I thought I'd throw it out there just in case.
     
  12. tinman831

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    No it doesn't. You still must meet their requirements before matriculation. They can accept you without you having taken all the prereqs. Just make sure your chemistry class is done before their summer due date.
     
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    How would I know their summer due date?
     
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    I assume he's talking about the date that they said we're supposed to have our final transcripts in by, which according to our acceptance letter is August 1st.
     
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    OK, but you need to recheck. At most schools general chem is considered inorganic chemistry for the prereq. So if you took two semesters of gen chem you should be good. Most people have to take gen chem before orgo.
     
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    I am at the University of California, Berkeley, where only one semester of gen. chem is required for orgo, therefore i still need another 4 units.

    I asked about using my biochem, but that didn't work, so it looks like summer school for me.
     
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    I think most of the courses that you listed are recommended. B/c I only took two semesters of Physics, Gen. Chem, and Orgo. and got accepted to Howard on Dec. 1st. And I wasn't questioned weather I finished the pre-reqs. or not. So I'm pretty sure that's all you need. Unless somehow these are the new requirements for next year? I'm not sure.
     

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