Jul 23, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Programs Major, BS – 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 do not assure admission to the College of Pharmacy.

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.

Requirement for Pre-Professional Programs Major – Pre-Pharmacy 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 course from BIOL 150 * or CHEM 120 *, with a grade of C or better
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 * 4  
ENGL 101  (or equivalent)* 3  
MATH 125 *, MATH 141 *, MATH 147 *, or MATH 152 * 3-4  
Term 2
BIOL 160 * or BIOL 168 * 3 One additional course from BIOL 150 *, CHEM 120 *, or CHEM 130 *, with a grade of C or better
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 * 4 ENGL 101 *
Communicating Orally Elective* 3  
ENGL 102  (or equivalent)* 3  
STAT 201 * or STAT 207 * 3  
Term 3
BIOL 220 -BIOL 229  or MICR 210 * 3-4 One additional course from BIOL 150 * or BIOL 160 *, with a grade of C or better
CHEM 350  or CHEM 358   3  
Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 3  
Non-U.S. History* 3  
Social Sciences* 3  
Term 4
CHEM 360 -CHEM 369  or CHEM 368 -CHEM 369   5 One additional course from CHEM 130 * or CHEM 350 , with a grade of C or better
Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 3 ENGL 102 *
Arts and Humanities (List A or B)* 3  
Global Challenges (if BIOL 150 * not taken) 0-3  
Non-U.S. History (continuation of sequence)* 3  
Term 5
Arts and Humanities (List A)* 3 CHEM 350  with a grade of C or better
BCMB 401   4  
Communicating through Writing Elective* 3  
EEB 240   4  
1Connections 3  
Term 6
BCMB 230   5 No milestones
BIOL 240  or BCMB 311  or BCMB 402  or BCMB 412   3-4  
Social Sciences* 3  
1Connections 6  
Term 7 and 8
Completion of one year at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.   No milestones
TOTAL (minimum) 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 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.