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


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Degree: Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Pre-Health Professions (Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine)

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

This pathway is 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
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • University Parallel Elective (Any Non-Asterisk Course) Credits: (3)
  • Pre-Health Professions Credits (Choose two sequences from the following list) Credits: (16)

​Sequence One
BIOL 1110 - ^General Biology I  Credits: (4)
BIOL 1120 - ^General Biology II  Credits: (4)

Sequence Two
CHEM 2010 - Organic Chemistry I  Credits: (4)
CHEM 2020 - Organic Chemistry II  Credits: (4)

Sequence Three
PHYS 2010 - ^Non-Calculus Physics I  Credits: (4)
PHYS 2020 - ^Non-Calculus Physics II  Credits: (4)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


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.

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)


  • Pre-Health Professions Credits (Choose from sequences above) Credits: (4)
  • History   (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts  (Literature Courses - 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)


  • Pre-Health Professions Credits (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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