Apr 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Vol State Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Vol State Catalog

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


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For more information on this program, contact the Math and Science division at 615-230-3261 or at mathscience@volstate.edu.

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. 

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


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


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Dentist $88,860 $153,900
Physician-Generalist $88,800 $184,680
Optometrist $54,000 $101,200
Pharmacist $93,100 $121,540
Veterinarian $51,780 $77,760

 

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.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

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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