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2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Health Professions (Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine) - A.S. (TTP)


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The Associate of Science (Pre-Health Professions) is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education in a bachelor's degree curriculum at the university, or transfer directly into a professional program.  Two years of study are taken at Vol State to complete the Associate of Science and the last two years are completed at the university to complete the Bachelors of Science.  Admission into medical professional programs is highly competitive and is based on the student's overall grade point average and their score on a nationally-normed exam (such as the MCAT or DAT) among other criteria.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program. 

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in Literature) Credits: (9)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Credits: (6)
  • History Credits: (6)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • University Parallel Elective Credits: (3)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for computer literacy requirements

Career and Salary Information


Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Dentist $102,200 $180,200
Physician-Generalist $48,600 $145,200
Optometrist $41,800 $105,100
Pharmacist $82,500 $122,500
Veterinarian $52,200 $79,100

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (17)


  • Area of Emphasis Sequence (Choose from sequences above) Credits: (4)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (17)


  • Area of Emphasis Sequence (Choose from sequences above) Credits: (4)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (13)


  • Area of Emphasis Sequence (Choose from sequences above) Credits: (4)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)


  • Area of Emphasis Sequence (Choose from sequences above) Credits: (4)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

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