Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Career Tracks


TTU designates “career tracks” to support students who intend to enroll in professional schools. To declare a career track, students should contact the advisor for their career track of interest to initiate enrollment in that program. Each career track provides a student with a curriculum guide that is designed to satisfy the minimum requirements for admission to various types of professional schools. Dedicated pre-professional advising is provided to students in career tracks. Participation in a career track does not guarantee students admission to professional schools, nor are students who intend to attend professional school required to join a career track.

Career tracks are not “majors” and do not lead to a degree on their own. Commonly selected majors, concentrations and options are provided for each career track; however, these are by no means required for selection. They have commonly been selected by students in the past since they meet the majority of the pre-requisites required by professional schools. Fulfillment of the requirements of such majors leads to a baccalaureate degree. A major in Interdisciplinary Studies may be appropriate for students who intend to graduate with a baccalaureate degree, but do not wish to declare one of the suggested majors. Students who wish to declare a non-suggested major should contact the appropriate professional career-track advising office to ensure that they will be able to complete the coursework necessary for admission to professional graduate schools through fulfillment of the requirements of their major. Financial aid requirements may not permit such students to receive financial aid for courses that are not part of their major program of study or would lead to the student going beyond the permissible number of elective credits.

Some students wish to only complete the coursework designated in each career track without seeking a degree from TTU. These students may not be eligible to receive financial aid. These students should carefully review the requirements of the professional school to which they intend to apply. Many, but not all, professional schools require that students obtain a degree prior to admission. Students considering dental hygiene or medical technology school should be in a major that leads to a degree even though there is a possibility they may transfer to one of those professional programs.

 

Career Track

Intended for Students

Seeking Admission to:

Suggested Major(s)

Suggested Concentration(s)

 Lower-Level Nursing

 TTU’s bachelor of science
in nursing program (BSN)

For students seeking admission to the Upper Division Professional Nursing Program (“NURS”), which is a nursing major that culminates in a BSN, an Interdisciplinary Studies major is suggested as the initial major. Students who are accepted into the NURS program may then transfer to the nursing major.

 Athletic Training

A master’s-level program
in athletic training

Exercise Science, Physical Education & Wellness

Pre-Athletic Training

 Dental Hygiene

A baccalaureate program
in dental hygiene

Interdisciplinary Studies

Student Defined (work with advisor)

Biology

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Health Sciences Biology

Human Ecology

Child Development and Family Relations

Nutrition and Dietetics

 Dentistry

A doctorate program
in dentistry (D.M.D. or D.D. S)

Biology

Cellular & Molecular Biology

Health Science Biology

Chemistry

Biochemistry

Chemistry

Applied Chemistry – Health Science Option

 

 Health Information Management

Master of Health Informatics and
Information Management Program

Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

 Law

Law School (J.D.)

TTU offers a Legal Studies concentration in its Political Science major, but there is no required or best major for admission to law school, nor any pre-requisite courses.

 Medical Technology

 A baccalaureate program
in medical technology

Biology

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Health Sciences Biology

Chemistry

Biochemistry

Applied Chemistry – Health Science Option

 Medicine

A doctoral program
in medicine (M.D. or D.O.)

Biology

Cellular & Molecular Biology

Health Sciences Biology

Chemistry

Applied Chemistry – Health Science Option

Chemistry

Biochemistry

 Occupational Therapy

A masters or doctoral program
in occupational therapy

Exercise Science, Physical Education & Wellness

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Biology


Psychology

Health Science Biology

Human Ecology

Child Life

Nutrition and Dietetics

 Optometry

A doctoral program
in optometry (O.D.)

Biology

Cellular & Molecular Biology

Health Sciences Biology

Chemistry

Applied Chemistry – Health Science Option

Biochemistry

 Pharmacy

A doctoral program
in Pharmacy (PharmD)

Biology

Cellular & Molecular Biology

Health Sciences Biology

Chemistry

Applied Chemistry – Health Science Option

Chemistry

Biochemistry

Human Ecology

Nutrition and Dietetics

 Physical Therapy

A doctoral program
in physical therapy (DPT)

Exercise Science, Physical Education & Wellness

Pre-Physical Therapy

Biology


Psychology

Health Sciences Biology

Human Ecology

Nutrition and Dietetics

 Veterinary Medicine

A doctoral program in
veterinary medicine (D.V.M.)

Agriculture

Animal & Pre-Veterinary Science – Pre-Veterinary Science

 Physician Assistant

A masters program in science or medical science focusing on Physician Assistant Studies

Biology

Health Science Biology

Cellular & Molecular

Chemistry

Health Science Chemistry

Biochemistry

Exercise Science, Physical Education & Wellness Pre-Physician Assistant

Human Ecology

Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Career Track Advisors:

 Law School

 Dr. Lori Maxwell  LMMaxwell@tntech.edu  DANL 319  931-372-3683

 Veterinary Medicine

 Dr. Bruce Green  BGreen@tntech.edu  OKLY 139  931-372-3019

 Nursing

 Benjamin Clark  bclark@tntech.edu    931-372-3229

 Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy,

 Optometry, Physician Assistant,

 Dental Hygiene, Medical Technology,

 Health Information Management,

 Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy

 Ann Marie Carrick  ACarrick@tntech.edu  LSC 1110  931-372-3093

 Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy,

 Physical Therapy and

 Physician Assistant in Exercise Science

 Patrick Mannle  pmannle@tntech.edu  FARR 302D  931-372-6448