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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Professional Programs Major, BS – Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration


The following program is designed for students who wish to pursue an arts and sciences degree while preparing for the study of veterinary medicine. Students in this program must complete at least 93 credit hours while enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, must satisfy the Basic Skills and Distribution requirements, and must complete the last 30 hours in residence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, before enrolling in the College of Veterinary Medicine. A departmental major is not required. Upon successful completion of the first year (two semesters) of the professional veterinary medicine curriculum, the Bachelor of Science degree will be conferred by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine is at the discretion of the Admissions Committee of that College; admission to and successful completion of this program do not assure admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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-Veterinary Medicine Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 150 *, BIOL 158 *, or BIOL 101 *-BIOL 102  3-8 MATH 119  or Math ACT score of 25 or higher
BIOL 159 * or BIOL 167  2 One science course from any listed in the plan with a grade of C or better
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128  4  
ENGL 101 * (or equivalent) 3  
1Quantitative Reasoning Electives* 3-4  
Term 2
BIOL 160 * or BIOL 168  3 One additional science course from any listed in the plan with a grade of C or better
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138  4 ENGL 101 
Communicating Orally Elective* 3  
ENGL 102 * (or equivalent) 3  
1Quantitative Reasoning Electives* 3-4  
Term 3
BIOL 240   4 One additional science course from any listed in the plan with a grade of C or better
CHEM 260  or CHEM 268   3  
Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 3  
Non-U.S. History* 3  
PHYS 221  4  
Term 4
Arts and Humanities (List A)* 3 Two additional science courses from any listed in the plan with a grade of C or better
CHEM 360 -CHEM 369  or CHEM 368 -CHEM 369   5 ENGL 102 
Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 3  
Non-U.S. History (continuation of sequence)* 3  
PHYS 222  4  
Term 5
Arts and Humanities (List A or B)* 3 CHEM 260  with a grade of C or better
BCMB 401   4 PHYS 221 * with a grade of C or better
Global Challenges (if BIOL 150 * not taken) 0-3  
1Social Sciences* 6  
3Connections 3  
Term 6
BCMB 402   4 Completion of at least 9 upper-division (300-400 level) hours
2Biology Elective 4  
Communicating through Writing Elective* 3  
3Connections 6  
Term 7 and 8
Completion of one year at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.   Term 7: Completion of at least 24 upper-division (300-400 level) hours and Term 8: Completion of at least 42 upper-division (300-400 level) hours
TOTAL (minimum) 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Math placement depends on high school courses and grades, ACT scores, and BA/BS requirements. MATH 130  or any calculus course is a prerequisite for physics. At least two courses must satisfy the University General Education Requirement in Quantitative Reasoning .
2 Any BCMB course (except BCMB 401 , BCMB 402 , BCMB 452 , BCMB 457 , BCMB 492 , BCMB 493 ); any EEB course (except EEB 304 , EEB 305 , EEB 309 , EEB 370 , EEB 400 , EEB 407 , EEB 413 , EEB 421 , EEB 490 , EEB 493 ); any MICR course (except MICR 491 , MICR 492 , MICR 493 ).
3 The Connections requirement may be satisfied in one of three ways:
1) completing 9 hours from one of the approved Connections packages,
2) completing the requirements for a second major or minor, or
3) completing 9 hours of study abroad coursework.