Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate 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 Bachelor 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) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


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)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (17)


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)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences  (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)

Footnotes


  1. Students who plan to transfer to APSU and MTSU should take MATH 1910: Calculus I
  2. Students who plan to major in one of TTU's Chemistry or Engineering Programs of Study should take MATH 1910:  Calculus I.

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