CBU now has a Guaranteed Interview Agreement (GIA) with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center – College of Pharmacy (UTHSC-COP) that makes it possible for CBU students to be accepted into the University of Tennessee Health Science Center – College of Pharmacy after their third year at CBU, and to earn a B.S. in Natural Science from CBU as they earn their Doctorate in Pharmacy degree, a Pharm.D., from UTHSC-COP. This GIA allows highly qualified CBU students to sit for an Admissions Interview for UTHSC-COP's next entering class up to a year earlier than the typical undergraduate student. This may result in acceptance to UTHSC-COP following their junior year, reducing their total undergraduate and professional education by one full year. Students who have successfully completed their junior year at CBU, including all GERs, and who subsequently obtain their pharmacy degree at UTHSC-COP may be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Natural Science degree by CBU.
|Required Courses||Semesters||CBU Course(s)|
|Biology||2||BIOL 111, 111L, 112, 112L|
|Biochemistry||2||CHEM 315, 315L, 316|
|General Chemistry||2||CHEM 113, 113L, 114, 114L|
|Organic Chemistry||2||CHEM 211,211L, 212, 212L|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology||1||BIOL 217, 217L, 218, 218L|
|Microbiology||1||BIOL 321, 321L|
|Statistics||1||MATH 201 or PSYC 354|
|Written Composition||2||ENG 111, 112|
|Humanities Electives||2||Any courses in ART, ENG, PHIL, HIST, FREN, GERM, RUSS, SPAN|
|Social Science Electives||2||Any courses in ANTH, ECON, POLS, PSYC, SOC|
UTHSC-COP requires a total of 90 credit hours at the undergraduate level, including the prerequisites listed above.
Courses that will increase the strength of the applicant's candidacy include Immunology (BIOL 415, 415L) and Genetics (BIOL 311, 311L).
A student interested in this three year program may pursue any major at CBU as long as the listed courses are included. In addition to the listed required courses, the student should be sure that all the CBU General Education requirements are met and that the eight hour physics requirement is met. If the student is accepted into the program, the professional school courses can be used to satisfy the remaining science and free electives of the Natural Science major. The NSCI 410 requirement can be waived in favor of the professional school courses. The student should work both with the CBU Pre-Health Advisor and with their academic advisor for their major to be sure the student remains on track. If the student is not accepted into the professional school after the third year, the student is encouraged to continue with their preferred major and apply for regular admission during the following year.