Skip to Navigation

University Catalog

East Tennessee State University

icon for left menu icon for right menu
    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Sciences


Return to Colleges/Schools/Departments Return to: Colleges/Schools/Departments

P.O. Box 70730
Phone: (423) 439-5671
Web address: www.etsu.edu/cas/ 

 
 
 
 
 

Learning is a lifelong process. Education in the liberal arts provides the means of discovering and using knowledge to elevate the standards of human existence today and in the future. Such study liberates the individual to become a more effective citizen.

The College of Arts and Sciences consists of the departments of Appalachian Studies; Art and Design; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Communication; Criminal Justice and Criminology; Geosciences; History; Literature and Language; Mathematics and Statistics; Music; Philosophy and Humanities; Physics and Astronomy; Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration; Psychology; Social Work; and Sociology and Anthropology, as well as the Centers of Excellence in Appalachian Studies and Services, Mathematics and Science Education (jointly administered with the College of Education) and Paleontology, and the ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum. Interdisciplinary studies are also offered in African and African American Studies; Environmental Studies; Film Studies; International Studies; Legal Studies; and Women’s Studies.The College of Arts and Sciences defines liberal education as including three major components: 1) the central elements of knowledge, 2) essential skills for analysis, communication, decision making, and lifelong learning,and 3) constructive orientation toward society. The college offers a well-rounded liberal education program which enhances students’ ability to lead satisfying personal lives, prepares them for a wide range of professional careers, and provides the academic background necessary for graduate work or for elementary or secondary teaching. The college’s curriculum introduces students to major fields of interest in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.

Central Elements of Knowledge

  1. Students should recognize and appreciate central facts and concepts of history and culture.
  2. Students should have a basic comprehension of the natural and physical world.
  3. Students should develop the ability to analyze and to understand social groupings throughout the world. To achieve this capability, coursework is required in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  4. Students should demonstrate understanding and application of methods of inquiry central to the natural and physical sciences.

Skills for Analysis, Communication, Decision Making, and Lifelong Learning

Arts and Sciences students learn how to learn and how to develop skills in expressing what they have acquired. College requirements aim to ensure that students read and analyze at an appropriate level. Students must speak and write clearly and effectively. The skills of spoken and written analysis, synthesis, and criticism are developed. Students are encouraged to conceptualize and to use abstract thought in order to enhance general understanding.

A Constructive Orientation toward Society

Liberal education should benefit society by enhancing each individual’s capacity to make informed and responsible choices. Individuals educated in this manner should develop behaviors that enhance the quality of life of those around them.

Graduate and Preprofessional Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences offers programs designed to prepare students for advanced studies and for professional schools. These preprofessional areas include Criminal Justice, concentrations in Advertising, Broadcasting, Journalism, and Public Relations (Department of Communication), Pre-Law, Pre-Engineering, and a variety of health professions.

Students following pre-professional programs in Criminal Justice or the Communication areas should consult an advisor in the appropriate department. Candidates for Pre-Law should contact the University Pre-Law Advisor in the Department of Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration. Pre-Engineering students are advised through the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Medical Professions Advisement Program 

The Medical Professions Advisement Program in the College of Arts and Sciences provides advisement to students entering East Tennessee State University in preparation for careers in the following health-related fields: Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Osteopathic Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Podiatry, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. The above mentioned programs are not undergraduate majors at East Tennessee State University; however, they are programs of study that prepare students for application to professional programs. Many professional programs prefer/require students to attain an undergraduate degree before acceptance into their programs; therefore, the student, medical professions advisor, and major advisor work in conjunction to complete necessary requirements for fulfillment of an undergraduate degree and prerequisite courses for the professional school(s) of choice. Students are encouraged to choose majors in which they are interested. Questions concerning health-related programs of study should be directed to the Office of Medical Professions Advisement Program, PO Box 70592, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, (423) 439-5602. For more information visit: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/mpa/.

Pre-Chiropractic Medicine


The Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Program of Study prepares students for application to a four-year Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program. Students may apply after the successful completion of at least 90 credit hours; however, the majority of states require the completion of a bachelor’s degree to practice chiropractic medicine. Most chiropractic schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses:

Biology (8 hrs.)


  • BIOL 1110   - Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1111   - Biology for Science Majors Lab I (0 credit)

  • BIOL 1120  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1121  - Biology for Science Majors Lab II (0 credit)

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)


  • CHEM 2010  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2011  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

  • CHEM 1120  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1121  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit) 

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.)


  • CHEM 2010  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2011  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

  • CHEM 2020  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2021  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

Physics (8 hrs.)


  • PHYS 2010   - General Physics Lecture I-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2011  - General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit)

  • PHYS 2020  - General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2021  - General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit)

English (6 hrs.)


  • ENGL 1010   - Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits)

  • ENGL 1020  - Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits)

Psychology (3 hrs.)


  • PSYC 1310  - Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

Additional Information


There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different chiropractic schools; therefore, it is up to the student to research and ensure the required courses are completed before application to the preferred school(s) of interest.

Pre-Dentistry


The Pre-Dentistry Program of Study prepares students for application to the four-year Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree program. Students may apply after the successful completion of at least two years of undergraduate coursework to some schools; however, completion of a bachelor’s degree is strongly recommended.

Most dental schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses:

Biology (12 hrs.) 

  • BIOL 1110  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1111  - Biology for Science Majors Lab I (0 credit)

  • BIOL 1120  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1121  - Biology for Science Majors Lab II (0 credit)

  • BIOL 1130  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1131 - Biology for Science Majors Lab I (0 credit) 

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

  • CHEM 1110  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1111  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit)

  • CHEM 1120  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1121  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit) 

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.)

  • CHEM 2010  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2011  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

  • CHEM 2020  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2021  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

Physics (8 hrs.)

  • PHYS 2010  - General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2011  - General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit)

  • PHYS 2020  - General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2021  - General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

English (6 hrs.)

  • ENGL 1010  - Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits)

  • ENGL 1020  - Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

 Calculus (4 hrs.)

Statistics (3 hrs.)

  • MATH 1530  - Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus (3 credits) 

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different dental schools; therefore, it is up to the student to research and ensure the required courses are completed before application to the preferred school(s) of interest.

Pre-Medicine

The Pre-Medicine Program of Study prepares students for application to a four-year Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree program. Completion of a bachelor’s degree is recommended/required for acceptance to medical school. Many medical schools require students to submit a Composite Letter of Recommendation during the application process; the Medical Professions Advisement staff is available to assist students through this process.

In addition, most medical schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses: 

Biology (8 hrs.)

  • BIOL 1110  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits) 

  • BIOL 1111  - Biology for Science Majors Lab I (0 credit)

  • BIOL 1120  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1121  - Biology for Science Majors Lab II (0 credit)

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

  • CHEM 1110  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1111  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit)

  • CHEM 1120  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1121  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit)     

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.)

  • CHEM 2010  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2011  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

  • CHEM 2020  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2021  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)  

Physics (8 hrs.)

  • PHYS 2010  - General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

  • PHYS 2011  - General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit)

  • PHYS 2020  - General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2021  - General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit)  

English (6 hrs.) 

  • ENGL 1010  - Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits)

  • ENGL 1020  - Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

Communication (3 hrs.)

  • SPCH 1300  - General Speech (3 credits) or

  • SPCH 2300  - Public Speaking (3 credits) or

  • SPCH 2320  - Argumentation and Debate (3 credits) 

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different medical schools; therefore, it is up to the student to research and ensure the required courses are completed before application to the preferred school(s) of interest. 

Pre-Optometry

The Pre-Optometry Program of Study prepares students for application to a four-year Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree program. The majority of students accepted to a school of optometry have completed a bachelor’s degree. Most optometry schools require completion of the following  prerequisite courses: 

Biology (12 hrs.)

  • BIOL 1110  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1111  - Biology for Science Majors Lab I (0 credit)

  • BIOL 1120  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture II  (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1121  - Biology for Science Majors Lab II (0 credit)

  • BIOL 1130  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture III (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1131  - Biology for Science Majors Lab III (0 credit)

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

  • CHEM 1110  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1111  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit)

  • CHEM 1120  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1121  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit)

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.)

  • CHEM 2010  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2011  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

  • CHEM 2020  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2021  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

Biochemistry (4 hrs.)

  • BIOL 4147  - Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3 credits)

  • BIOL 4157  - Biochemistry of Macromolecules Lab (2 credits) or

  • BIOL 4167  - Biochemistry of Metabolism (3 credits)

  • BIOL 4177  - Biochemistry of Metabolism Lab (2 credits) 

Microbiology (4 hrs.)

  • HSCI 2230  - Introduction to Microbiology (4 credits)

  • HSCI 2231  - Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory (0 credit) 

Human Anatomy (4 hrs.)

Human Physiology (4 hrs.)

  • HSCI 3020  - Human Physiology (4 credits) 

Physics (8 hrs.)

  • PHYS 2010  - General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2011  - General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit)

  • PHYS 2020  - General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2021  - General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit)

English (6 hrs.)

  • ENGL 1010  - Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits)

  • ENGL 1020  - Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

Calculus (8 hrs.)

Statistics (3 hrs.)

  • MATH 1530  - Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus (3 credits) 

Psychology (3 hrs.)

  • PSYC 1310  - Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) 

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different optometry schools; therefore, it is up to the student to research and ensure the required courses are completed before application to the preferred school(s) of interest.

Pre-Osteopathic Medicine

The Pre-Osteopathic Medicine Program of Study prepares students for application to a four-year Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree program and residency rotation. Completion of a bachelor’s degree is required for acceptance to an osteopathic medical school. Many osteopathic medical  schools require students to submit a Composite Evaluation Letter of Recommendation during the application process; the Medical Professions Advisement staff is available to assist the students through this process.

Most osteopathic medical schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses: 

Biology (8 hrs.)

  • BIOL 1110  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1111  - Biology for Science Majors Lab I (0 credit)

  • BIOL 1120  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1121  - Biology for Science Majors Lab II  (0 credit)  

 Chemistry (8 hrs.)

  • CHEM 1110  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1111  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit)

  • CHEM 1120  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1121  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit) 

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.)

  • CHEM 2010  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2011  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

  • CHEM 2020  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2021  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits) 

Physics (8 hrs.)

  • PHYS 2010  - General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2011  - General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit)

  • PHYS 2020  - General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2021  - General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit)

English (6 hrs.)  

  • ENGL 1010  - Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits)

  • ENGL 1020   - Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

Communication (3 hrs.)

  • SPCH 1300  - General Speech (3 credits)

  • SPCH 2300  - Public Speaking (3 credits)

  • SPCH 2300  - Argumentation and Debate (3 credits) 

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different osteopathic medical schools; therefore, it is up to the student to research and ensure the required courses are completed before application to the preferred school(s) of interest.

Pre-Pharmacy

The Pre-Pharmacy Program of Study prepares students for application to a 3-4 year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program. Students may apply to some pharmacy schools after the successful completion of two years of undergraduate coursework; however, completion of a bachelor’s degree is recommended.

Most pharmacy schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses: 

Biology (4 hrs.)

  • BIOL 1110  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1111  - Biology for Science Majors Lab I (0 credit) 

Additional Biology`(4 hrs.)

  • BIOL 1120  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1121  - Biology for Science Majors Lab II (0 credit)

  • BIOL 3150  - Cell Biology (3 credits)

  • BIOL 3151  - Cell Biology Laboratory (2 credits)  

  • HSCI 2010  - Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)

  • HSCI 2011  - Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I (0 credit) and

  • HSCI 2020  - Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)

  • HSCI 2021  - Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II (0 credit) or

  • HSCI 3020  - Human Physiology (4 credits) 

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

  • CHEM 1110  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1111  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit)

  • CHEM 1120  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1121  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit) 

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.

  • CHEM 2010  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2011  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

  • CHEM 2020  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2021  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits) 

Physics (8 hrs.)

  • PHYS 2010  - General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2011  - General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit)

  • PHYS 2020  - General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2021  - General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit)

English (6 hrs.)

  • ENGL 1010  - Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits)

  • ENGL 1020  - Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

 Communication (3 hrs.)

  • SPCH 1300  - General Speech (3 credits)

  • SPCH 2300  - Public Speaking (3 credits)

  • SPCH 2300  - Argumentation and Debate (3 credits) 

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different pharmacy schools; therefore, it is up to the student to research and ensure the required courses are completed before application to the preferred school(s) of interest.

Pre-Pharmacy Plus Program

East Tennessee State University, in conjunction with Gatton College of Pharmacy, will offer a guaranteed interview and waiver of supplemental application fee at Gatton College of Pharmacy for any ETSU undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student who meets the established criteria. For more information on the Pre-Pharmacy Plus Program visit: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/mpa/programs/pppp.aspx.

Pre-Physician Assistant

The Pre-Physician Assistant Program of Study prepares students for application to a two-year Physician Assistant Master’s Degree (MA-PA) program. Completion of a bachelor’s degree is required for acceptance to physician assistant school.

Most physician assistant schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses: 

Biology (8 hrs.)

  • BIOL 1110  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1111  - Biology for Science Majors Lab I (0 credit)

  • BIOL 1120  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1121  - Biology for Science Majors Lab II  (0 credit)  

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

  • CHEM 1110  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1111  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit)

  • CHEM 1120  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1121  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit) 

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.)

  • CHEM 2010  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2011  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

  • CHEM 2020  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2021  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits) 

Biochemistry (4 hrs.)

  • HSCI 3030  - Introductory Biochemistry (4 credits)

  • HSCI 3031  - Introductory Biochemistry (0 credit) 

Microbiology (4 hrs.)

  • HSCI 2230  - Introduction to Microbiology (4 credits)

  • HSCI 2231  - Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory (0 credit) 

Anatomy & Physiology (8 hrs.)

  • HSCI 2010  - Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)

  • HSCI 2011  - Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I (0 credit)

  • HSCI 2020  - Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)

  • HSCI 2021  - Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II (0 credit)

English (6 hrs.)

  • ENGL 1010  - Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits)

  • ENGL 1020   - Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits)  

Communication (3 hrs.)

  • SPCH 1300  - General Speech (3 credits) or

  • SPCH 2300  - Public Speaking (3 credits) or

  • SPCH 2300  - Argumentation and Debate (3 credits)  

Statistics (3 hrs.)

  • MATH 1530  - Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus (3 credits) 

Psychology (3 hrs.)

  • PSYC 1310  - Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) 

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different physician assistant schools; therefore, it is up to the student to research and ensure the required courses are completed before application to the preferred school(s) of interest. 

Pre-Podiatry

The Pre-Podiatry Program of Study prepares students for application to a four-year Doctor of Podiatry (DPM) degree program. Students must apply after the successful completion of at least 90 credit hours, however completion of a bachelor’s degree is strongly recommended.

Most podiatry schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses: 

Biology (8 hrs.)

  • BIOL 1110  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1111  - Biology for Science Majors Lab I (0 credit)

  • BIOL 1120  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1121  - Biology for Science Majors Lab II  (0 credit)  

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

  • CHEM 1110  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1111  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit)

  • CHEM 1120  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1121  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit)

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.)

  • CHEM 2010  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2011  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

  • CHEM 2020  - Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)

  • CHEM 2021  - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

     

Physics (8 hrs.)

  • PHYS 2010  - General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2011  - General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit)

  • PHYS 2020  - General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2021  - General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

English (6 hrs.)

  • ENGL 1010  - Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits)

  • ENGL 1020  - Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits)  

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different podiatry schools; therefore, it is up to the student to research and ensure the required courses are completed before application to the preferred school(s) of interest.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

The Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program of Study prepares students for application to a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program. Completion of a bachelor’s degree is strongly recommended for application to veterinary school.

Most veterinary schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses: 

Biology (12 hrs.)

  • BIOL 1110  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1111  - Biology for Science Majors Lab I (0 credit)

  • BIOL 1120  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture II  (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1121  - Biology for Science Majors Lab II (0 credit)

  • BIOL 1130  - Biology for Science Majors Lecture III (4 credits)

  • BIOL 1131  - Biology for Science Majors Lab III (0 credit) 

Genetics (5 hrs.)

  • BIOL 3100  - General Genetics (3 credits)

  • BIOL 3141  - Genetics Laboratory (2 credits) 

Cell Biology (3 hrs.)

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

  • CHEM 1110  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1111  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit)

  • CHEM 1120  - General Chemistry Lecture (4 credits)

  • CHEM 1121  - General Chemistry Laboratory (0 credit)

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.)

  • HSCI 2010  - Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)

  • HSCI 2011  - Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I (0 credit)

  • HSCI 2020  - Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)

  • HSCI 2021  - Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II (0 credit)

Biochemistry (4 hrs.)

  • BIOL 4147  - Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3 credits)

  • BIOL 4157  - Biochemistry of Macromolecules Lab (2 credits)

  • BIOL 4167  - Biochemistry of Metabolism (3 credits)

  • BIOL 4177  - Biochemistry of Metabolism Lab (2 credits) 

Microbiology (4 hrs.)

  • HSCI 2230  - Introduction to Microbiology (4 credits)

  • HSCI 2231  - Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory (0 credit) 

Physics (8 hrs.)

  • PHYS 2010  - General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2011  - General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit)

  • PHYS 2020  - General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits)

  • PHYS 2021  - General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

English (6 hrs.)

  • ENGL 1010  - Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits)

  • ENGL 1020   - Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits)  

Literature (3 hrs.)

 Literature - Multiple choices (3 credits) 

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different veterinary schools; therefore, it is up to the student to research and ensure the required courses are completed before application to the preferred school(s) of interest.

Mary B. Martin School of the Arts

The Mary B. Martin School of the Arts was created in January 2009 with the purpose of providing a focal point and recognition for the arts at ETSU. The school was established following a generous endowment; it is named for Mary B. Martin, a life-long resident of Johnson City, patron of the arts, and graduate of ETSU (B.A., Chemistry, 1962).

The university acknowledges the quality of the arts on campus and the value of the arts for the community and the surrounding region. The broad heading of “the arts” at ETSU includes fine arts, visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, applied arts, and/or traditional arts. As the arts at ETSU are housed in different colleges, departments, and units, an organizational structure was needed to provide support, foster community collaborations, coordinate activities, and advocate for the arts. The Mary B. Martin School of the Arts will offer this structure.

The Mary B. Martin School of the Arts is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences; however, arts programs throughout the university are represented by the school. ETSU arts programs include the Department of Art and Design, including the Slocumb Galleries; the Department of Music, the Division of Theatre and Dance; and programs in Digital Media; Interior Design; Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music; Storytelling; Broadcasting; Film Studies; the Reece Museum; and the Fine and Performing Arts Scholars. Individual faculty teaching courses in other areas such as creative writing classes are also included.

Further information about the school is found at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/arts/.

College of Arts and Sciences B.A. and B.S. Degree Requirements

Students majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet the following requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Some requirements must be taken in addition to the General Education Core, whereas others specify which courses from the General Education Core must be taken. Students interested in degree programs in Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Music (B.M.), or Social Work (B.S.W.) should consult the appropriate departmental section of this catalog for specific information.

Required Areas Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science
     

Foreign Languages
 

Completion of a foreign language course numbered 2020
or above with a grade of C- or better.* **

None
     
Non-U.S. History  3 credit hours None
     

Mathematics
 

Specified General Education Core:
MATH 1530  or MATH 1910 

Specified General Education Core: 
MATH 1530   or MATH 1910 , as specified by major.
     

Natural Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Education Core 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eight (8) credit hours in a SINGLE laboratory science from the following+:
  1. ASTR 1010  and ASTR 1020 
  2. BIOL 1010 /BIOL 1011 and BIOL 1020 /BIOL 1021   
  3. BIOL 1110 /BIOL 1111  and BIOL 1120 /BIOL 1121    or 
    BIOL 1130 /BIOL 1131   
  4. CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111  and CHEM 1120 /CHEM 1121 
  5. GEOL 1040  and GEOL 1050  (labs included)
  6. GEOG 1110  and GEOG 1120  (labs included)
  7. PHYS 2010 /PHYS 2011  and PHYS 2020 /PHYS 2021 ; or 
    PHYS 2110   and PHYS 2120 

+Higher-level laboratory courses in these departments also meet this requirement.

     

Social and Behavioral Sciences
 

General Education Core
 
General Education Core 
departmental requirements
     
Philosophy of Science None PHIL 2640 
     
Reasoning None PHIL 2030  or SPCH 2320 

* International students whose native language is not English, and whose admission to ETSU requires them to take a standardized test of English as a foreign language (e.g., TOEFL), may substitute scores that meet the admission requirements for the foreign language requirement. 
** Consult the Literature and Language Department’s placement policy listed at www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/documents/foreignlanguagerequirement.pdf. and in the listing for Foreign Languages in this catalog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Return to Colleges/Schools/Departments Return to: Colleges/Schools/Departments