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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Food Science Major, BS in Food Science – Pre-Professional 3+1 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 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 3+1 Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 150 * or BIOL 158 *, BIOL 159  5 2.7 cumulative GPA
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128  4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
FDSC 100   3  
1MATH 125 * or MATH 141 * or MATH 147  3  
Term 2
BIOL 160 * or BIOL 168  3 2.7 cumulative GPA
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138  4 BIOL 150 *-BIOL 159 * or CHEM 120 
ENGL 102  3  
2FDSC 150 * or other Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
2Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 3
CHEM 260   3 3.0 cumulative GPA
3Directed Pre-Professional Elective 3 One Arts and Humanities*, Cultures and Civilizations*, or Social Sciences* Elective
FDSC 241   3 BIOL 160 * or CHEM 130 
BIOL 220  and BIOL 229  or MICR 210  3-4 ENGL 102 
2Social Sciences Elective * 3 MATH 125 * or MATH 141 
Term 4
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 3.0 cumulative GPA
CHEM 360 , CHEM 369   5 FDSC 100  
2Communicating Orally Elective * 3  
3Directed Pre-Professional Elective 3  
FDSC 201   1  
Term 5
FDSC 421  or FDSC 428   3 FDSC 241  
FDSC 429   2  
MATH 115 * or MATH 142 * or STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3-4  
3Directed Pre-Professional Electives 8  
Term 6
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
3Directed Pre-Professional Electives 7  
FDSC 410  or FDSC 418 ; and FDSC 419   5  
This curriculum can meet the requirements for entrance to the UT professional programs in Memphis or UT Pre-Vet program. After the first successful year in the professional school, obtaining a minimum of 120 hours of college credit, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Food Science with a major in food science. Should the student not gain admittance after the junior year, the student will complete the requirements during the senior year for a major in food science with a pre-professional concentration.
Term 7
UT - Professional School   Apply to graduate
Term 8
UT - Professional School   No milestones
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Mathematics placement depends on high school courses and grades and ACT scores.
2 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.
3 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 495  or FDSC 493  (maximum of 3 hours).