Bachelor in Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Students who are interested in going to veterinary medical school typically major in biology, chemistry or biochemistry. As these majors include both the required courses for entrance into professional schools as well as additional course work that will help prepare students for veterinary programs and for the entrance exam (the Graduate Record Examination or Medial College Admissions Test). However, other degrees can also prepare students for health professions; thus students are encouraged to major in the field where they excel and should consult a Pre-health Professions advisor about course work.
Members of the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics and the Department of Biology offer guidance to students and write recommendations through our Pre-Health Professional Committee (PHPC) composed of biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physics faculty.
CNHS Mission Statement
The College of Natural and Health Sciences serves the people of Florida and the national and international communities through a strong commitment to its students in the disciplines offered within the College by providing high quality undergraduate and graduate education.
Our faculty and students embrace the analysis and application of knowledge and professional skills through the use of critical thinking and the generation of new knowledge by supporting the pursuit of the highest quality research as an integral part of the College mission. We encourage the education and development of lifelong learners, while placing a priority on mentoring, interactive and experiential learning, as well as partnerships with students in scholarship.
The College offers foundational undergraduate and graduate education and professional preparation in order to prepare our students to become productive citizens and future leaders in the community.
Undergraduate International Admissions
With students enrolled from over 100 countries, UT proudly considers students from around the globe for freshman or transfer admission. Proof of English proficiency is required. (This is waived for international students from the Commonwealth Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.)
Students should apply through UT's online application. In order to review a student’s application, the University must receive the following:
- Official transcripts of all secondary school coursework and grades translated in English (“Official” means that you must request your school to send transcripts directly to the UT admissions office. If that is impossible, send copies that have been certified by your school as “true copies” of the originals after they are copied. An official at your school should sign the document as “true copy of original.”)
- Essay written in English
- A recommendation written by a counselor, teacher or headmaster.
Applicants must submit one of the following:
- TOEFL: minimum acceptable score is 550 or 213 (computer based) or 79 (Internet based) exam.
- IELTS: International English Language Testing System – minimum grade of 6.5.
- CPE: Certificate of Proficiency in English - grades of “C” or better
- Pearson Test of English (PTE): minimum score of 58.
- Successful completion of the English 112 certificate offered by ELS Language Centers accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an administrator and a 500-word English writing sample.
International students who meet admission requirements but need additional English language training prior to entering as a full-time degree student may enroll in one of several ESL programs.
International students also must furnish proof of available funds to cover their first year of study and each subsequent year. Exceptional new entering students with excellent academic achievement receive partial scholarships ($4,000-$7,000 per academic year) which covers only a small portion of the total costs. Students may work on campus up to 20 hours per week.
Upon admission to the University and satisfactory completion of the financial statement, an I-20 form will be sent to applicants from UT’s admissions office. Applicants must take the I-20 form, a copy of their acceptance letter and financial statement to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. After an interview, the embassy or consulate will decide if an F-1 student visa can be issued. To enter the United States, students need this visa in their passport and the I-20 form. Students may not enter the country on a tourist visa with intention to study in the U.S.
The staff in the Office of International Programs assists students with pre-arrival information, orientation and advice on academic, social, cultural and employment matters.
Average cost for full-time undergraduate students for 2013-2014 academic year (fall and spring).
- Tuition (12-18 credit hours per semester): $23,990
- Mandatory Fees (required): $1,782
- Room and Board (double room, 15 meals per week): $9,388
- Total: $35,160
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