A student in a combined program who is working toward a bachelor's degree from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga must complete at least 98 hours, including all general education requirements, as well as requirements for a specific major offered by UTC before entering the College of Dentistry. After the successful completion of the first year at the College of Dentistry, the student will be awarded the bachelor's degree from UTC.
A student working toward the B.S. in biology degree with a pre-medical technology focus must complete all of the requirements of the degree outlined on pages 74 and 75, as well as specific requirements of the Preprofessional Concentration on page 75. During the senior year of the program, a student will be advised to apply for a certified one-year clinical program in medical technology. Realize that for most medical technology clinical programs students should have completed undergraduate courses in microbiology, immunology, and biochemistry (UTC courses offered that cover these topics are BIOL 311, BIOL 412, and CHEM 466, respectively, and are outlined as part of the Preprofessional Concentration course offerings).
Options for clinical sites include programs throughout Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. Clinical programs in other areas of the USA might also consider UTC graduates on a case-by-case basis. Be sure to obtain a detailed description of the prerequisites for any clinical program you may consider no later than the second semester of your junior year, particularly for any clinical programs not located in the southeast USA. This will help you and your advisor map out your final year of courses at UTC so that you will have time to complete any unique course requirements of that clinical program. Applications for clinical programs must be submitted during the fall of your senior year for admittance to the clinical program beginning the next summer.
Although most students now earn a bachelor's degree before admission to a college of medicine, some may be accepted with only three years of undergraduate work. Minimum requirements for admission to the College of Medicine of The University of Tennessee, Memphis, include
- 16 hours of chemistry (8 hours of general and analytical and 8 hours of organic)
- 8 hours of physics (mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism)
- 8 hours of biology including zoology
- 6 hours of English composition
Strongly recommended additional courses include advanced chemistry (analytical, physical, or biochemistry or chemical instrumentation) advanced biology (cellular biology, embryology, molecular biology, or genetics) calculus, behavioral and social sciences as well as computer science, languages, literature, philosophy, history, and etymology.
A total of 90 semester hours is required for admission if a student is not working toward a bachelor's degree from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. A degree candidate must complete 98 hours, including all general education requirements as well as requirements for a specific major offered by UTC. The last 24 of the 98 hours must be completed in resident courses at UTC.
Although no combined degree program is available in the veterinary medicine field, students at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga may complete all of the courses required for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Because of the competition for admission to this field as well as to other health fields, students are advised to complete an undergraduate degree program in a major that will offer alternative career opportunities. The following pre-veterinary medicine courses are required.
|• English 121, 122||12|
|• Humanities and Social Sciences1||18|
|• Mathematics 131, 136 or 151/152, 161/162||6-8|
|• Physics 103/183, 104/184||8|
|• Chemistry 121/123, 122/124||8|
|• Chemistry 351/353, 352/354||8|
|• Biology 121, 122||8|
|• Biology 325||3|
|• Biology 328||4|
1May include, for example, courses in English, literature, speech, music, art, philosophy, religion, language, history, economics, anthropology, political science, psychology, sociology and geography.
2Biology 311 may be approved only if Biology 328 is not offered)
Allied Health Fields
Students planning to enter one of the other health fields can satisfy the minimum admission requirements for the respective units of The University of Tennessee, Memphis, by completing one of the following programs. These programs by themselves do not lead to a degree from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Students wishing to do so, however, may count any of these courses completed at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as a part of the total hours required for a baccalaureate degree if they decide to continue toward a major offered by UTC.