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    Oct 03, 2022  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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

The college offers three program options for preparing students for the study of pharmacy at UT Health Science Center, Memphis. The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree is conferred by the College of Pharmacy upon completion of four years of professional study at Memphis after completing any of the three programs options. Bulletins describing the pre-pharmacy 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 Pharmacy. Admission to the College of Pharmacy is at the discretion of that college; admission to and successful completion of the program below does not assure admission to the College of Pharmacy.

First Year  Hours Credit
ENGL 101 *-ENGL 102 * 6
CHEM 120 *-CHEM 130 * 8
1BIOL 130 * 4
BIOL 140 * 4
2MATH 125 *, MATH 141 *, or MATH 152 * 3-4
STAT 201 * 3
3Foreign Language - Intermediate Level* 6
Second Year  
CHEM 350 -CHEM 360 , CHEM 369  8
BIOL 240  4
PHYS 221 * 4
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * 3
4Social Sciences Electives * 6
Non-U.S. History* 6
5Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
Third Year  
BCMB 401 -BCMB 402  8
5Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
6Upper Level Distribution 6
7MICR 210 * or MICR 310 -MICR 319  3-5
MICR 430  3
BCMB 230  5
EEB 240  4
Communicating through Writing Elective * 3
  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-pharmacy 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, 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 at least two departments chosen from the following list – ANTH 130 *; ECON 201 *; POLS 102 *; PSYC 110 *; SOCI 110 *, SOCI 120 *.
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. The two 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 MICR 310  has a prerequisite of BIOL 140 * and a corequisite of BIOL 240 .