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    Oct 25, 2021  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science • Pre-Professional Programs Major • 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 does not assure admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine.


First Year

Hours Credit

ENGL 101 *-ENGL 102 * 6
CHEM 120 *-CHEM 130 * 8
1BIOL 130 * 4
BIOL 140 * 4
2Mathematics* 6-8
3Foreign Language - Intermediate Level* 6

Second Year

CHEM 350 -CHEM 360 , CHEM 369  8
PHYS 221 -PHYS 222  8
BIOL 240  4
Non-U.S. History* 6
4Social Science* 3
Communicating Orally (OC) course* 3

Third Year

BCMB 401  and BCMB 402  8
4Social Science* 3
5Humanities* 6
6Upper Level Distribution 6
7Biology Elective 4
8Communicating through Writing (WC) course* 0-3

Total 93 minimum


Fourth Year

Completion of one year at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

Total 120 minimum


* Meets University General Education Requirement

1 Students who have previously completed BIOL 101  and BIOL 102  may substitute these two courses for BIOL 130 .

2 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.

3 This plan assumes a student has had enough language background in high school to begin an intermediate language sequence at UTK.

4 BS students must complete a minimum of two courses from two departments. Both courses must satisfy the University General Education Requirement in Social Science.

5 BS students must complete a minimum of two courses from the three lists under the humanities requirement; not more than one course may be taken from List C. Both courses must satisfy the University General Education Requirement in Arts and Humanities.

6 BS students must complete one course from List A and one from List B.

7 Any BCMB course (except BCMB 306 , 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 ).

8 If a course taken for the humanities requirement also appears on the Communicating through Writing (WC) University General Education list , no additional course is required here.