2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 24, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food Science and Technology Major, BS in Food Science – Pre-Professional Concentration


The programs in pre-dental, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, and pre-veterinary medicine allow students to be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Food Science with a major in food science and technology after three years and the successful completion of the first year (two semesters) in UT-Memphis dental or medical programs or the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. The last 30 hours of the three-year curriculum must be taken at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A total of 120 hours must be completed by the end of the first year in professional school. No later than December 31 of the student's first year in professional school (s)he should contact the Department of Food Science and Technology to check on graduation procedures for this program.

Although a Bachelor of Science degree is not required for admission to the Colleges of Dentistry or Medicine, most of the students accepted into these programs have the baccalaureate degree before admission. Therefore, students are encouraged to plan to complete all requirements for Bachelor of Science degree before enrolling in either of these colleges. A Bachelor of Science degree can be obtained before enrolling in a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Food Science • Food Science and Technology Major • Pre-Professional Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 150 * or BIOL 158 *, BIOL 159 * 5 2.7 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
FDST 100   3  
1MATH 125 * or MATH 141 * or MATH 147 * 3  
2Unrestricted Elective 1  
Term 2
BIOL 160 * or BIOL 168 * 3 2.7 cumulative GPA
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 * 4  
ENGL 102 * 3  
3FDST 150 * or other Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
3Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 3
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 * 4 3.0 cumulative GPA
4Directed Pre-Professional Elective 3 BIOL 150 *-BIOL 159 * or CHEM 120 *
FDST 241   3 ENGL 102 *
NUTR 100 * 3  
3Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 4
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 3.0 cumulative GPA
CHEM 350   3 BIOL 160 * or CHEM 130 *
3Communicating Orally Elective * 3 FDST 100  
4Directed Pre-Professional Electives 4  
FDST 201   1  
Term 5
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 FDST 241  
CHEM 360 , CHEM 369   5 MATH 125 * or MATH 141 *
4Directed Pre-Professional Electives 4  
MATH 115 * or STAT 201 * or STAT 207 * 3  
Term 6
3Communicating through Writing Elective * 3 No milestones
4Directed Pre-Professional Electives 4  
FDST 410  or FDST 418   4  
BIOL 220  and BIOL 229  or MICR 210 * 3-4  
Term 7
3Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 Apply to graduate
4Directed Pre-Professional Elective 3  
FDST 429   2  
FDST 421  or FDST 428   3  
5FDST Elective 3  
Term 8
4Directed Pre-Professional Elective 3 No milestones
5FDST Electives 6  
2Unrestricted Electives 7  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Mathematics placement depends on high school courses and grades and ACT scores.
2 Any courses not already required for the major.
3 Chosen from the University General Education list . Students must complete one Communicating Orally course (CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247 * recommended), and two courses from each of the following categories – Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences (PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117 * recommended), and Cultures and Civilizations. One of these courses must also be a Communicating through Writing course.
4 Chosen from courses that meet pre-professional requirements for UT-Memphis or UT-Vet School. These may include BCMB 230 BCMB 401 BCMB 402 ; BIOL 240 ; CLAS 273 ; EEB 240 ; PHYS 221 * and PHYS 222 * should be taken for pre-professional programs that require one or both courses. Other courses that may also be selected include FDST 150 *, FDST 240 , FDST 269 , FDST 390 , FDST 415 , FDST 430 , FDST 441 , FDST 442 , FDST 445 , FDST 461 , FDST 462 , FDST 493  or FDST 495  (maximum of 3 hours).
5 Chosen from FDST 150 *, FDST 240 , FDST 269 , FDST 390 , FDST 415 , FDST 430 , FDST 441 , FDST 442 , FDST 445 , FDST 461 , FDST 462 , FDST 493  or FDST 495  (maximum of 3 hours).