blackberryman

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Hey,

Basically I am confused as to what to major in. I was thinking about Economics but then i was thinking how would that be possible?

FRESH YEAR

Gen Bio
Gen Chem
Calc I
Expository Writing


SOPH YEAR

Genetics
Org. Chem
Gen Physics


Now when would i get a chance to do my Major Requirements? Junior and Senior year?
 

icedspice

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You could choose any major you want...
only difference is that you will be taking upper division biology classes instead of fun electives.

Most schools have these requirements:
Biology: 6 + 2 lab
Chemistry: 6+2lab
O.Chem: 6+2 lab
Physics: 6 + 2 lab
Biochem: 3 hours
English: 6 hours
Math: 4...some require 8 hours

On top of these, most dental schools would hiiiighly recommend you take some upper division biologies such as: anatomy and physiology, cell bio, histology, vertebrate physiology, pharmacology, etc...


I did my major with all these prereqs and I am graduating a semester early - I took my basics (English, Govt, Econ) at community college. my basic bio came from AP credit.. but I wouldnt recommend that - most grad schools dont like it :(

so you can really do what you like too... you just have to squeeze in time for the prereqs :)
 

DrReo

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Major in something you enjoy and what you wouldn't mind doing if you did not pursue the dentistry route.
 

BiomajorPreDent

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+1

It is easier to be a physical science major, like biology, because you will not only have all the pre-recs done, but you will have upper divison classes

Plus, you will be solid for the DAT

Like was said above, if you are a non-science major, the only real "required" pre recs for dental school are

Bio 1 and 2 with lab
Chem 1 and 2 with lab
OChem 1 and 2 with lab
Physics 1 and 2 with lab

Really just 8 classes, but it will be hard to get in without upper division classes I would think.
 

Andrew324

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There are lots of business/economics majors.
 

doc toothache

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sketo43

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I say to major in something you enjoy and think you can get good grades in. If you have trouble finishing all the pre-dental requirements in 4 years, then take an extra year or do a postbac. Or you could take some summer classes.