embryology, genetics, histology, microbiology, and physiology) are recommended. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all required subjects attempted and in cumulative coursework is normally required for admission. For general electives, courses in calculus, foreign language, literature, biochemistry, social sciences, and behavioral sciences are suggested.
A student in a combined program who is working toward a bachelors 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 bachelors degree from UTC.
Medical Technology (B.S.)
A student working toward the B.S. degree with a major in medical technology from UTC must complete 98 semester hours of the program, together with 30 hours from an approved school of medical technology. The last 24 of the 98 hours must be completed in resident courses at UTC.
Students should be aware that large-scale changes in health care have resulted in some changes to programs like medical technology. In particular, many of the schools or hospitals offering the 30-hour clinical portion of the program required for the B.S. in medical technology at UTC have either closed or dramatically limited access to their programs. At this time there are still several schools (e.g., Vanderbilt and Tennessee State) offering the 30-hour clinical program. Other schools, such as the University of Tennessee, Memphis, offer a two-year clinical program. To enter one of the two-year clinical programs, a student must complete two years at UTC, be accepted into that program, and then transfer from UTC to that school.
Courses required for admission to the two-year clinical medical technology program at the University of Tennessee, Memphis:
|English 121, 122||6|
|Chemistry 121/123, 122/124||8|
|Chemistry 351/353, 352/354*||8|
*Chemistry 466 (Biochemistry) is also highly recommended.
Recommended electives include: Communication 101; Psychology 101 and 241; a General Education humanities or fine arts course; and 2 semesters of a foreign language. Note that all courses should be applicable towards a major in that subject area.
Although most students now earn a bachelors 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, and 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 bachelors 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||6|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||18|
|(May include, for example, courses in English, literature, speech, music, art, philosophy, religion, language, history, economics, anthropology, political science, psychology, sociology and geography)|
|Math 131, 136 or 151/152, 161/162||6-8|
|Physics 103/183, 104/184||8|
|Chemistry 351/353, 352/354||8|
|Biology 121, 122||8|
|(Biology 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.