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  Dec 11, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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


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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 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 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 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  
FDSC 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  
3FDSC 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 
FDSC 241   3 ENGL 102 
NUTR 100  3  
3Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 4
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 3.0 cumulative GPA
CHEM 260   3 BIOL 160 * or CHEM 130 
3Communicating Orally Elective * 3 FDSC 100  
4Directed Pre-Professional Electives 4  
FDSC 201   1  
Term 5
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 FDSC 241  
CHEM 360 , CHEM 369   5 MATH 125 * or MATH 141 
4Directed Pre-Professional Electives 4  
MATH 115 * or MATH 142 * or STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3-4  
Term 6
3Communicating through Writing Elective * 3 No milestones
4Directed Pre-Professional Electives 4  
FDSC 410  or FDSC 418 ; and FDSC 419   5  
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  
FDSC 429   2  
FDSC 421  or FDSC 428   3  
5FDSC Elective 3  
Term 8
4Directed Pre-Professional Elective 3 No milestones
5FDSC 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 FDSC 150 *, FDSC 269 , FDSC 341 , FDSC 361 , FDSC 362 , FDSC 390 , FDSC 415 , FDSC 430 , FDSC 442 , FDSC 445 , FDSC 493  or FDSC 495  (maximum of 3 hours).
5 Chosen from FDSC 150 *, FDSC 269 FDSC 341 , FDSC 361 , FDSC 362 , FDSC 390 , FDSC 415 , FDSC 430 , FDSC 442 , FDSC 445 , FDSC 493  or FDSC 495  (maximum of 3 hours).

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