Food Science and Technology – Pre-Pharmacy Concentration Major Guide for 2011-2012

Concentration for UT Memphis Pharmacy program

This curriculum is designed for students planning on applying to the UT Memphis Pharmacy program. The prerequisites required for that program are included in the curriculum. Read more about the Food Science and Technology program under either the Pre-professional concentration or the Science concentration under Food Science and Technology. The student will receive a B.S. in Food Science degree with any of these concentrations.

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Students are encouraged to participate in faculty-led study abroad programs sponsored by Students are encouraged to participate in faculty-led study abroad programs sponsored by CASNR, which include Thailand and Jamaica. Other UT faculty-led and semester abroad programs are offered through the Center for International Education. CASNR does offer some scholarships for CASNR students participating in study abroad programs. Students, faculty and staff participate in the annual Unity through Diversity Dinner held each fall. Some students select a minor in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature.

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Sample Curriculum

Freshman Year Credit Hours
1 English* 6
2 Mathematics 125* or 151* 3
3 Biology 130* and 140* 8
Chemistry 120* and 130* 8
4 Cultures and Civilization Elective* (FST 150) 3
Food Science and Technology 101 3
First Year Studies 100, 129 or Honors seminar 1
Critical courses: English 101-102, FST 101, Biology 130 or Chemsitry 120  
Sophomore Year Credit Hours
Chemistry 350, 360 and 369 8
Microbiology 310* and 319 5
Statistics 201* or Math 151* 3
4 Arts and Humanities Electives* 3
BCMB 230 5
Food Science and Technology 241 3
Food Science and Technology 201 1
Critical courses: FST 241, Math 125 or 151, Biology 130-140, Chemistry 120-130  
Junior Year Credit Hours
Food Science and Technology 410 4
4 Cultures and Civilizations Electives* 3
4 Social Science Electives* 6
 4 Arts and Humanities Electives* 3
BCMB 401-402 8
Statistics 201* or Mathematics 115* 3
Biology 240 4
Critical courses: Nutrition 100, Chemistry 350  
Senior Year Credit Hours
Nutrition 100 3
Food Science and Technology 420, 429 5
Food Science and Technology electives 6
Microbiology 430 3
EEB 240 4
Written Communication Elective* 3
Communicating Orally Elective* 3
Electives 2

* Meets University General Education Requirement.
1 May select either English 101 and 102 or English 118 and 102. Students who obtain a grade of A or B in 118 may complete their freshman requirement with 102, 355, or with a 200-level course in the English Department. The 200-level course may, if so listed, also be used toward the Arts and Humanities (AH) requirement.
2 Mathematics placement depends on high school courses and grades and ACT scores. Mathematics 125 needed for Statistics 201.
3 May be chosen from Biology 101, 102, 111, 112 or 130.
4 Choose from the University General Education lists. One of these courses must be an approved Communicating through Writing (WC) course.

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For More Information

Dr. John R. Mount, Undergraduate Coordinator
The University of Tennessee
Department of Food Science and Technology
2605 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4591
Phone: 865-974-7279
Fax: 865-974-2750


The information on this page should be considered general information only. For more specific information on this and other programs refer to the UT catalog or contact the department and/or college directly.