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 UTM. 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 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
Biol 110-120 8
Chem 121, 122 8
Eng 111,112 6
Math 140, 160 or 210 6
Ag ET 110 3
Econ 201 3
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Total Hours 34

 

Summer Term Hours
Chem 341, 342 8
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Total Hours 8

 

Second Year Hours
Biochem 411, 412 6
Biol 330 4
Phys 211, 201, 212, 202 8
An Sci 360 or Biol 336 (Note 3) 3
Comm 230 3
Soc Sci Elective 3
Humanities/Soc Sci electives (Note 2) 6
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Total Hours 33

 

Regular (3 year) Option:

First Year Hours
Ag ET 110 3
An Sci 110 3
Biol 110, 120 8
Chem 121, 122 8
Eng 111, 112 6
Math 140, 160 or 210 6
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Total Hours 34

 

Second Year Hours
Ag Econ 110 3
Chem 341, 342 8
Comm 230 3
Comp Sc 201 3
Econ 201 3
Pl Sci 110 3
Humanities/Soc Sc electives (Note 2) 6
Soil Sci 210 4
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Total Hours

33

 

Third Year Hours
Agric 390, 441 5
An Sci 340 3
An Sci 360 or Biol 336 (Note 3) 3
Biochem 411, 412 6
Biol 330 4
Phys 211, 201, 212, 202 8
Humanities/Soc Sci electives (Note 2) 6
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Total Hours 35

 

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 220, 230, 260, 320, 330, 350, 371, 372 Pl Sci 422, 433

     Micro 251, 401 Zool 440, 461

NOTE 2: Phil 430 suggested.

NOTE 3: Animal Science 360 required for Bachelor of Science degree in 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 School of Agriculture and Human Environment.

(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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