General Criteria for Progression to the Professional Division of the BSPS Program

Eligible UT or transfer students may progress directly into the professional division of the BSPS program. Students interested in declaring a major and requesting a progression review should contact the Office of Student Affairs for details.

For final progression into the professional division, the following courses (or their equivalents) must be successfully completed:

BIOL 2170Fundamentals of Life Science: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance4
BIOL 2180Fundamentals of Life Science Laboratory: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance 11
CHEM 1230General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1240General Chemistry II4
CHEM 1280General Chemistry Lab I 11
CHEM 1290General Chemistry Lab II 11
CHEM 2410Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2420Organic Chemistry II 13
CHEM 2460Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Non-Majors 11
CHEM 2470Organic Chemistry Laboratory II for Non-Majors 11
MATH 1850Single Variable Calculus I4
or MATH 1750 Calculus For The Life Sciences With Applications I
and MATH 1760
PHCL 2610Introductory Physiology3
PHYS 1750Introduction To Physics 14
ENGL 1110College Composition I 13
ENGL 1130College Composition II: Academic Disciplines And Discourse 13

Students must also have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5. Students with a cumulative GPA 2.5 will be reviewed by program administrators. Decisions will be made to admit, to admit conditionally, or to deny admission until the minimum GPA is achieved.

Under some circumstances, students will be permitted to register for P1 year courses even if they did not complete English Composition II, Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and/or II, or Introduction to Physics. Such requests will require review by program administrators. These courses must subsequently be completed in the professional division prior to graduation.