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    Oct 23, 2021  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Programs Major, BS – Pre-Medical Concentration


Requirements for the Bachelor of Science • Pre-Professional Programs Major • Pre-Medical Concentration


The college offers a three-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree and a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree for students preparing for the study of medicine at UT Health Science Center, Memphis. The Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree is conferred by the College of Medicine upon completion of four years of professional study at Memphis after completing either of the two programs options. Bulletins describing the pre-medical program options in detail may be obtained from Arts and Sciences Advising Services.

The three-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in pre-professional programs from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is based upon the program outlined below. In the three-year program, the student must complete at least 90 prescribed credit hours while enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Bachelor of Science degree is granted upon satisfactory completion of the first year of study in Memphis. The requirement for a major is waived for those taking their fourth year at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis. Students must complete the last 30 hours of credit in residence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, before enrolling in the College of Medicine. Admission to the College of Medicine is at the discretion of that college; admission to and successful completion of the program below does not assure admission to the College of Medicine. Although the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science is not required for admission to the College of Medicine, most students accepted into the study of medicine have the baccalaureate degree before admission. Therefore, pre-medical students are encouraged to plan to complete all requirements for the degree before enrolling in the College of Medicine.

First Year  Hours Credit
ENGL 101 *-ENGL 102 * 6
1BIOL 130 * 4
BIOL 140 * 4
CHEM 120 *-CHEM 130 * 8
2Mathematics* 6-8
Electives 3
   
Second Year  
CHEM 350 -CHEM 360 , CHEM 369  8
PHYS 221 *-PHYS 222 * 8
3Foreign Language – Intermediate Level* 6
4Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
Non-US History* 6
Communicating Orally Elective * 3
   
Third Year  
4Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
Communicating through Writing Elective * 3
5Social Sciences Electives * 6
6Upper Level Distribution 6
7Electives 0-10
  Total 90 minimum
   
Fourth Year  
Completion of one year at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
   Total 120
   
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Pre-medical students who have previously completed BIOL 101 * and BIOL 102 * may substitute this sequence for BIOL 130 *.
2 Mathematics placement depends on high school courses and grades, ACT scores, the Mathematics placement exam, and BA/BS requirements. MATH 130  or any calculus course is a prerequisite to 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 the three lists under the humanities requirement; not more than one course may be taken from List C. The two courses must satisfy the University General Education Requirement in Arts and Humanities .
5 BS students must complete a minimum of two courses from two departments. The two courses must satisfy the University General Education Requirement in Social Sciences .
6 BS students must complete one course from List A and one from List B.
7 Although not specifically required, BIOL 240  and MICR 310 -MICR 319  are recommended as preparation for the MCAT. Additional recommended courses include – BCMB 330 , BCMB 401 -BCMB 402 , BCMB 440 .