2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 18, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Programs Major, BS – Pre-Law Concentration (uTrack Requirements)


The college offers an accelerated B.S./J.D. program with the College of Law. For joint B.S./J.D. students, College of Law admissions requirements are higher than those normally expected for J.D. applicants. Desired College of Law qualifications include a minimum of 3.5 undergraduate GPA and a Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score of 160 or higher.

Students pursing this program complete their first three years of coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences and their last three years of coursework in the College of Law. During their first three years, students will fulfill all University General Education requirements and all College of Arts and Sciences requirements for a B.S. degree, will complete a minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, will complete 13 hours of pre-law professional electives, and will complete a total of at least 90 hours of undergraduate coursework.

Students interested in pursuing the accelerated B.S./J.D. program are counseled initially in Arts and Sciences Advising Services (313 Ayres Hall) regarding both College of Law admissions standards and undergraduate degree requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences. If the student is a likely candidate for admission into the J.D. program, she or he should consult with the College of Law Admissions Office, take the LSAT, and submit an application to the College of Law. Upon admission to the joint B.S./J.D. program, a student will begin College of Law coursework in the fourth year and, upon successful completion of 30 hours of College of Law coursework, will be awarded a B.S. degree in Pre-Professional Programs with a concentration in Pre-Law at the end of that year. The student will receive the J.D. degree upon successful completion of the graduation requirements for that degree.

uTrack Requirements

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 may 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.

Following the sample academic plan and its uTrack milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. For specific course requirements, refer to the Arts and Sciences requirements  listed in the Catalog, and consult an academic advisor.

Requirements for Pre-Professional Programs Major – Pre-Law Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
ENGL 101  (or equivalent)* 3 Completion of at least 12 credit hours
Quantitative Reasoning (PHIL 130  recommended)* 3 Minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA
Foreign Language* 3  
Natural Sciences Lab* 4  
General Elective 1  
Term 2
ENGL 102  (or equivalent)* 3 ENGL 101 *
Quantitative Reasoning* 3 Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
Foreign Language* 3  
Natural Sciences Lab (continuation of sequence)* 4  
Social Sciences (POLS 101  recommended)* 3  
Term 3
Social Sciences* 3 Minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA
Foreign Language* or Elective 2-3  
INPG 220   1  
Arts and Humanities (List A: Literature)* 3  
Non-U.S. History* 3  
Professional Elective 3  
Term 4
Arts and Humanities (List B)* 3 ENGL 102 *
Foreign Language* or General Elective 3 Minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA
Non-U.S. History (continuation of sequence)* 3  
Communicating through Writing Elective* 3  
Professional Elective (from writing emphasis list) 3  
Term 5
Minor 3 Minimum cumulative 3.4 GPA
Minor 3 Completion of LSAT (recommended score of 160)
Communicating Orally (PHIL 244  recommended)* 3 Apply to UT College of Law
Professional Elective (from writing emphasis list) 3 Completion of at least 6 upper-division (300-400 level) hours
Global Challenges 3  
Term 6
Minor 3 Minimum cumulative 3.4 GPA
Minor 3 Completion of 90 hours
Minor or Elective 3 Completion of at least 12 total upper-division (300-400 level) hours
Minor or Elective 3  
Professional Elective (from writing emphasis list) 3  
Term 7 and 8
Completion of one year at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville.   No milestones
TOTAL (minimum) 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .