The Allied Health Science concentration is designed for students who expect to enter a professional school for cytotechnology, chiropractic medicine, pharmacy, or medical laboratory science. It may also be used for students interested in dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, or physical therapy. However, students interested in these areas should speak to their advisors about other major options better suited to their needs.
For some programs, this concentration leads to an MTSU degree through completion of at least 90 credit hours at MTSU, acceptance into a professional school, and either successful completion of one year or completion of the professional program (3+1). A four-year option is available and encouraged for students considering certain programs. For students completing a 3+1 program, a minimum of 21 semester hours of junior and senior (3000- 4000 level) courses must be completed at MTSU. Students choosing a four-year option must complete at least 42 credit hours of junior and senior (3000-4000 level) courses with an average grade of C (2.00 GPA) or better. A minimum of 30 credit hours of junior and senior (3000-4000 level) courses must be completed through MTSU.
Admission to the MTSU pre-professional program does not assure admission to a professional program. Selection for admission is competitive and is made by the admissions committee of the respective program according to its selection standards.
General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:
- MATH 1730 (Math)
- BIOL 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)
- CHEM 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)
Major Requirements (44 hours)
Supporting Courses (20-21 hours)
General/Upper Division Electives
- To make 120 hours; see advisor for recommendations
Total hours in program: 120
Curriculum: Science, Allied Health Science
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
Senior Fall and Spring
- 3+1 students will earn the B.S. degree after completion of their professional program. Four-year students will need to complete an appropriate number of upper-division and elective credit to earn degree. See advisor for details.