Veterinary Medicine

Students interested in pursuing studies leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree should complete one of the following programs outlined below if not planning to pursue the four-year degree plan in Agriculture (Animal Science-Science option) from UT Martin. These curricula are designed to qualify students for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Tennessee. Students considering application to other colleges of veterinary medicine should consult those colleges for their residency and admission requirements.

The following suggested plans of study offer: (1) the 2-year option of an accelerated program to meet only the requirements for admission to the professional degree program, (2) the 3-year option for the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (Animal Science-Science option) after completion of the first year in The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and (3) a four year program designed to lead to a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (Animal Science-Science option) that will meet the admission requirements to most colleges of veterinary medicine (Note 1).

Accelerated (2 year) Option:

First Year

Hours

Biology 110-120

8

Chemistry 121, 122

8

English 111,112

6

Mathematics 140, 160 or 210

6

Agricultural Engineering Technology 110

3

Economics 201

3

 

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Total Hours

34

Summer Term

Hours

Chemistry 341, 342

8

 

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Total Hours

8

Second Year

Hours

Biochemistry 411, 412

6

Biology 330

4

Physics 211, 201, 212, 202

8

Animal Science 360 or Biology 336 (Note 3)

3

Communications 230

3

Social Science Elective

3

Humanities/Social Science electives (Note 2)

6

 

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Total Hours

33

Regular (3 year) Option:

First Year

Hours

Agricultural Engineering Technology 110

3

Animal Science 110, 119

4

Biology 110, 120

8

Chemistry 121, 122

8

English 111, 112

6

Mathematics 140, 160 or 210

6

 

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Total Hours

35

Second Year

Hours

Agricultural Economics 110

3

Chemistry 341, 342

8

Communications 230

3

Computer Science 201

3

Economics 201

3

Plant Science 110

3

Humanities/Social Science electives (Note 2)

6

Soil Science 210

4

 

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Total Hours

33

Third Year

Hours

Agriculture 390, 441

5

Animal Science 340

3

Animal Science 360 or Biology 336 (Note 3)

3

Biochemistry 411, 412

6

Biology 330

4

Physics 211, 201, 212, 202

8

Humanities/Social Sciences electives (Note 2)

6

 

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Total Hours

35

NOTE 1: The following courses are suggested as electives to better prepart the student for the professional curricula of the colleges of veterinary medicine:
Animal Science 230, 260, 320, 330, 350, 371, 372
Plant Science 422, 433
Microbiology 251, 401
Zoology 440, 461
NOTE 2: Philosophy 430 suggested.
NOTE 3: Animal Science 360 required for Bachelor of Science degreein Agriculture Animal Science concentration.

Students who complete the three year option may obtain the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Animal Science-Science option) after satisfactory completion of the first year of study in The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine providing the following provisions are met:

(a) The last 30 semester hours of the pre-veterinary medicine curriculum must be completed at UT Martin.

(b) The first year of academic study must be completed in the College of Veterinary Medicine with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.

(c) Appropriate courses from this year of study will be accepted toward fulfillment of the minimum 132 semester hour graduation requirement

(d) Students must have met all other graduation requirements of the UT Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.

(e) Students who wish to pursue this option must assume responsibility for completing all graduation requirements and initiating a formal request for granting of the degree.

 



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