VETERINARY MEDICINE

Students interested in pursuing studies leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree should complete one of the preliminary programs outlined below. These curricula are designed to qualify students for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Students considering application to other colleges of veterinary medicine should consult those colleges for their residency and admission requirements. The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine admitted 65 students in their 1993 class for a four (4) year degree program.

The following suggested plans of study offer: (1) the option of an accelerated program to meet only the requirements for admission to the professional degree program, (2) the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (Animal Science-Animal Biotechnology) 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-Animal Biotechnology) that will meet the admission requirements to most colleges of veterinary medicine (Note 1).

Accelerated (2 year) Option:
First Year
Biol 110-120 8 Hours
Chem 121, 122 8 Hours
Eng 111,112 6 Hours
Math 140 or 185, 210 6 or 8 Hours
Humanities/Soc Sci electives (Note 2) 6 Hours
Total Hours 34 or 36

Summer Term (Note 3)
Chem 341, 342 8 Hours
Total Hours 8
Second Year
Biochem 411, 412 6 Hours
Biol 330 4 Hours
Phys 211, 201L, 212, 202L 8 Hours
An Sci 360 or Biol 336 (Note 4) 3 Hours
Humanities/Soc Sci electives (Note 2) 12 Hours
Total Hours 33

NOTE 1: The following listed courses are suggested as electives to better prepare the student for the professional curricula of the colleges of veterinary medicine:
An Sci 230, 260, 320, 350, 371, 372 Soil Sci 210
Micro 251, 401 Zool 440, 461
Pl Sci 422, 433

NOTE 2: Phil 430 suggested.

NOTE 3: University academic regulations require that students' eligibility for upper division work prior to gaining junior status must be established by the dean of their respective school of enrollment. A cumulative average of C is required in order to begin upper division work.

NOTE 4: Animal Science 360 required for degree in Animal Science.

Regular (3 year) Option:
First Year
Ag ET 110 3 Hours
An Sci 110 3 Hours
Biol 101, 102 or 103 8 Hours
Chem 121, 122 8 Hours
Eng 111, 112 6 Hours
Math 140 or 185, 210 6 or 8 Hours
Total Hours 34 or 36

Second Year
An Sci 220, 330, 340, 360 12 Hours
Chem 341, 342 8 Hours
Comm 230 3 Hours
Comp Sc 201 3 Hours
Econ 201 3 Hours
Humanities/Soc Sc electives (Note 2) 6 Hours
Total Hours 35

Third Year
Agric 441 3 Hours
Biochem 411, 412 6 Hours
Biol 330 4 Hours
Phys 211, 201L, 212, 202L 8 Hours
Humanities/Soc Sc electives (Note 2) 9 Hours
General elective 3 Hours
Total Hours 33

Students who complete the three (3) year option may obtain the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Animal Science-Animal Biotechnology) after satisfactory completion of the first year of study in The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine providing the following provisions are met:


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