Course Descriptions:

Pre-Dental Hygiene

BIOL 102 | Introductory Zoology (4 credit hours)
This course examines the foundation principles of biology with special emphasis on anatomy, morphology, life cycles, reproduction, evolution and diversity of animals and related organisms. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science

BIOL 301 |Microbiology (4 credit hours)
An introduction to the biology of prokaryotic, eukaryotic, and viral microbes; the diseases associated with microbes; and basic microbiology lab techniques. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: BIOL 101 and BIOL 102, or BIOL 210

CHEM 101 | General Chemistry I (4 credit hours)
An introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry. Such topics as atomic theory, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, solutions, and pH are covered. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science

CHEM 102 | General Chemistry II (4 credit hours)
This course is an application of the fundamentals of chemistry, including states of matter, oxidation-reduction, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: CHEM 101

ENG 101 | English Composition (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the principles of clear and effective expression as applied to the sentence, paragraph, and the whole composition. It includes a review of grammar, mechanics, and correct usages, as well as training in organization and the writing of short and long papers. This course, except for some exceptions is required for all freshmen. Each semester the department will offer at least one (1) special focus course but no more than two (2) (Note: Students who rank at the 85th percentile or higher on the English portion of the ACT may be excused from English 101. )
Components: LectureZ
Attributes: Collegiate Skills – Effective Communication

ENG 201 | Advanced English Composition (3 credit hours)
This course provides advanced training in writing a variety of types of papers with emphasis placed on writing that requires the student to think critically, support generalizations, and appropriately acknowledge sources of information.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Collegiate Skills – Effective Communication
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: ENG 101 or ACT/SAT

PSYC 121 | Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
This course is a general introduction to contemporary psychology focusing on basic concepts, principles, terminology, trends in psychological research, and the application of this knowledge.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

SOC 201 | Principles of Sociology (3 credit hours)
This course is an introductory study of group and social dynamics, cultures, social problems, social institutions, inter-group relationships, and the impact of social policies.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

SPCH 152 | Fundamentals of Speech (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the principles of speech with an emphasis on the development of oral skills. Class emphasizes methods of organization and delivery for addressing various audiences.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Collegiate Skills – Effective Communication

12 Hour Series
(Please meet with your advisor to discuss)