Health Professions Pathways

Required Courses for Graduation with the TAMS Diploma

The TAMS Health Professions Pathways curricula allows students to pursue the original TAMS curriculum—Traditional Science—or to explore specific academic fields.  Each pathway contains detailed information about its curriculum, including course descriptions, and each pathway can become a “2+2” degree program for TAMS student who remain at the University of North Texas to earn a baccalaureate degree.

Health Professions: 3+4 Pathway to Doctor of Osteopathy at UNTHSC

Health Professions Pathway to Doctor of Osteopathy at UNT Health Science Center
           Students starting at TAMS in MATH 1650

The Traditional Science pathway with the 3+4 DO option is nearly identical to the Traditional Science pathway, with exceptions related to pre-med prequisities (e.g., anatomy and physiology, organic chemistry).  TAMS students who choose this pathway are NOT obligated to remain at UNT to complete their degree; students may simply complete the TAMS program and then move on to their next educational institution.

Students may elect to change pathways ONCE at the end of their first semester but before the first day of class of the second semester.  This excludes the Music track as the College of Music requires a student to audition during the TAMS admissions process.  Changing tracks may require students to complete Summer courses between their first year and second year at TAMS in order to “catch up” with the requirements of the new pathway curriculum.  Students considering a change in pathway MUST meet with their Academic Counselor and MUST receive approval before enrolling in courses for their second semester.

Students interested in the 3+4 DO pathway will work with the TAMS Academic Counselor as well as the UNT Health Professions office advisors to ensure a seamless transition from TAMS to UNT to the DO program, if a student is accepted.  Should a student not be admitted to the DO program, a student will be well-positioned to complete a baccalaureate degree in biology at UNT and then apply to medical programs as a traditional undergraduate.
 
Students who decide to pursue the 3+4 DO pathway will complete the TAMS program, complete one (1) year of courses at UNT Denton, apply for the DO program at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth and, if accepted, begin attending courses at UNTHSC their fourth year.  In order to be eligible for the 3+4 DO program, a student must meet the following requirements:

•    Only for “First Time in College” Freshmen and TAMS students; transfer students cannot participate
•    Must have completed the SAT or ACT
•    Successfully complete 15 hours each semester
•    Must complete 90 hours of UNT credit over 6 consecutive semesters
•    Take all science coursework at UNT 
•    Complete 24 advanced hours at UNT
•    Earn a B or better in all sciences and prerequisite courses
•    Maintain a 3.5 Overall GPA and 3.5 Math/Science GPA 
•    Earn at least a 3.25 semester GPA in all six semesters
•    Must participate in the Health Professions Advisory Committee Process during the fourth semester.

TAMS students can apply for the TAMS-to-Eagles scholarship during the second year of TAMS.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher in TAMS/UNT, and recipients of the TAMS-to-Eagles scholarship receive $20,000 per year for up to three years or until a student receives a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first.  Students in the 3+4 DO program would receive TAMS-to-Eagles monies for only the third year at UNT, but students not admitted to the DO program who remain at UNT to complete a baccalaureate degree would be eligible for the TAMS-to-Eagles scholarship for an additional two years if necessary.  (TAMS students who remain at UNT are also eligible for many other scholarships, including the National Merit winner scholarship and a variety of college and departmental scholarships.)

Pharmacy Reverse Articulation Agreement
UNT students can now earn a BA degree in Biology using coursework taken during the first year of Pharmacy School at the UNTHSC.  This is not a guaranteed admission program, but for students who go to UNTHSC, they can reverse articulate coursework to complete the BA.  Interested students should seek additional information from the UNT Office of Health Professions.

TAMS First Year
Fall 1   Spring 1  
BIOL 1711, 1761 Honors Biology I w/lab 5 hours BIOL 1722 Honors Biology II 3 hours
CHEM 1410/1413 & 1430 General/Honors Chemistry I w/lab 4 hours CHEM 1420/1423 & 1440 General/Honors Chemistry II w/lab 4 hours
ENGL 1315 3 hours BIOL 2301, 2311 Human A&P w/lab 4 hours
MATH 1650 5 hours ENGL 1325 3 hours
    MATH 1710 4 hours
Seminar   Seminar  
Total 17 hours Total 18 hours

Fall Timeline
Meet with Pre-Health Advisor to create Individual 3+4 Plan
Apply to 3+4 program through the Office of Health Professions

  Spring Timeline
Review progress with Pre-Health Advisor
 
Summer I Volunteer/Shadowing/Extra-Curricular   Summer II Volunteer/Shadowing/Extra-Curricular  
PSCI 2305 or 2306 (must be taken at UNT; may be taken online 3 hours BIOL 2302, 2312 (Must be taken at UNT)
Human A&P II w/ lab
 
       
TAMS Second Year
Fall 2   Spring 2  
PHYS 1710, 1730 Physics I w/ lab 4 hours PHYS 2220, 2240 Physics w/ lab 4 hours
CHEM 2370, 3210 Organic Chemistry w/ lab 4 hours CHEM 2380, 3220 Organic Chemistry II w/ lab 3 hours
ENGL 2331 3 hours ENGL 2321/2326/2341/2351 (select one) 3 hours
HIST 2610/2620 3 hours HIST 2610/2620 3 hours
MATH 1720 3 hours PSCI 2305/2306 3 hours
Seminar   Seminar  
Total 17 hours Total 17 hours

Fall Timeline
Review progress with Pre-Health Advisor
Attend HPAC/ Application Seminar
Apply to UNT

 

Spring Timeline
Participate in HPAC
TAMS Graduation!
Review progress with Pre-Health Advisor

 
Summer I   Summer II  
Apply to TCOM through TMDSAS
UNT Junior Year
Fall 1   Spring 1  
BIOL 2041, 2042 Microbiology w/ lab 4 hours BIOL 3510/3520 Cell Bio/lab 4 hours
BIOL 3451, 3452 Genetics w/ lab 4 hours *Social and Behavior Core Requirement 3 hours
BIOC 3621, 3622 Biochemistry w/ lab 4 hours *Creative Core 3 hours
Upper level elective (advanced) 3 hours Upper level elective (advanced) 3 hours
    MATH 3680 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 16 hours

* One of these courses must be advanced level (3000-4000)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

This plan is unofficial and may change based on each student’s needs or program updates: Changes must be approved by your advisor.
The science classes in bold must be taken in this order. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Lang. 
        Email: Todd.Lang@unt.edu 
Remember…. Good grades are NOT enough to get accepted into Medical School!!! Please regularly talk with your advisors about shadowing, 
volunteering and other ways to stand out on an application 

 

Health Professions Pathway to Doctor of Osteopathy at UNT Health Science Center
           Students starting at TAMS in MATH 1710

The Traditional Science pathway with the 3+4 DO option is nearly identical to the Traditional Science pathway, with exceptions related to pre-med prequisities (e.g., anatomy and physiology, organic chemistry).  TAMS students who choose this pathway are NOT obligated to remain at UNT to complete their degree; students may simply complete the TAMS program and then move on to their next educational institution

Students may elect to change pathways ONCE at the end of their first semester but before the first day of class of the second semester.  This excludes the Music track as the College of Music requires a student to audition during the TAMS admissions process.  Changing tracks may require students to complete Summer courses between their first year and second year at TAMS in order to “catch up” with the requirements of the new pathway curriculum.  Students considering a change in pathway MUST meet with their Academic Counselor and MUST receive approval before enrolling in courses for their second semester.

Students interested in the 3+4 DO pathway will work with the TAMS Academic Counselor as well as the UNT Health Professions office advisors to ensure a seamless transition from TAMS to UNT to the DO program, if a student is accepted.  Should a student not be admitted to the DO program, a student will be well-positioned to complete a baccalaureate degree in biology at UNT and then apply to medical programs as a traditional undergraduate.
 
Students who decide to pursue the 3+4 DO pathway will complete the TAMS program, complete one (1) year of courses at UNT Denton, apply for the DO program at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth and, if accepted, begin attending courses at UNTHSC their fourth year.  In order to be eligible for the 3+4 DO program, a student must meet the following requirements: 

•    Only for “First Time in College” Freshmen and TAMS students; transfer students cannot participate
•    Must have completed the SAT or ACT
•    Successfully complete 15 hours each semester
•    Must complete 90 hours of UNT credit over 6 consecutive semesters
•    Take all science coursework at UNT 
•    Complete 24 advanced hours at UNT
•    Earn a B or better in all sciences and prerequisite courses
•    Maintain a 3.5 Overall GPA and 3.5 Math/Science GPA 
•    Earn at least a 3.25 semester GPA in all six semesters
•    Must participate in the Health Professions Advisory Committee Process during the fourth semester.

TAMS students can apply for the TAMS-to-Eagles scholarship during the second year of TAMS.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher in TAMS/UNT, and recipients of the TAMS-to-Eagles scholarship receive $20,000 per year for up to three years or until a student receives a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first.  Students in the 3+4 DO program would receive TAMS-to-Eagles monies for only the third year at UNT, but students not admitted to the DO program who remain at UNT to complete a baccalaureate degree would be eligible for the TAMS-to-Eagles scholarship for an additional two years if necessary.  (TAMS students who remain at UNT are also eligible for many other scholarships, including the National Merit winner scholarship and a variety of college and departmental scholarships.)

Pharmacy Reverse Articulation Agreement
UNT students can now earn a BA degree in Biology using coursework taken during the first year of Pharmacy School at the UNTHSC.  This is not a guaranteed admission program, but for students who go to UNTHSC, they can reverse articulate coursework to complete the BA.  Interested students should seek additional information from the UNT Office of Health Professions.

TAMS First Year
Fall 1   Spring 1  
BIOL 1711, 1761 Honors Biology I w/lab 5 hours BIOL 1722 Honors Biology II 3 hours
CHEM 1410/1413 & 1430 General/Honors Chemistry I w/lab 4 hours CHEM 1420/1423 & 1440 General/Honors Chemistry II w/lab 4 hours
ENGL 1315 3 hours BIOL 2301, 2311 Human A&P w/lab 4 hours
MATH 1710 4 hours ENGL 1325 3 hours
    MATH 1720 3 hours
Seminar   Seminar  
Total 16 hours Total 17 hours

Fall Timeline
Meet with Pre-Health Advisor to create Individual 3+4 Plan
Apply to 3+4 program through the Office of Health Professions

  Spring Timeline
Review progress with Pre-Health Advisor
 
Summer I Volunteer/Shadowing/Extra-Curricular   Summer II Volunteer/Shadowing/Extra-Curricular  
PSCI 2305 or 2306 (must be taken at UNT; may be taken online 3 hours    
       
TAMS Second Year
Fall 2   Spring 2  
PHYS 1710, 1730 Physics I w/ lab 4 hours PHYS 2220, 2240 Physics w/ lab 4 hours
CHEM 2370, 3210 Organic Chemistry I w/ lab 4 hours CHEM 2380, 3220 Organic Chemistry II w/ lab 4 hours
BIOL 2302, 2312 Human A&P II w/ lab 4 hours PSCI 2305/2306 3 hours
HIST 2610/2620 3 hours HIST 2610/2620 3 hours
ENGL 2331 3 hours
ENGL 2321/2326/2341/2351 (select one)
3 hours
Seminar   Seminar  
Total 18 hours Total 17 hours

Fall Timeline
Review progress with Pre-Health Advisor
Attend HPAC/ Application Seminar
Apply to UNT

 

Spring Timeline
Participate in HPAC
TAMS Graduation!
Review progress with Pre-Health Advisor

 
Summer I   Summer II  
Apply to TCOM through TMDSAS

Summer Timeline
      Submit TMDSAS Application and Complete TCOM Secondary

 
UNT Junior Year
Fall 1   Spring 1  
BIOL 2041, 2042 Microbiology w/ lab 4 hours BIOL 3510/3520 Cell Bio/lab 4 hours
BIOL 3451, 3452 Genetics w/ lab 4 hours *Social and Behavior Core Requirement 3 hours
BIOC 3621, 3622 Biochemistry w/ lab 4 hours *Creative Core 3 hours
MATH 3680 3 hours Upper level elective (advanced) 3 hours
    Upper level elective (advanced) 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 16 hours

* One of these courses must be advanced level (3000-4000)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

This plan is unofficial and may change based on each student’s needs or program updates: Changes must be approved by your advisor.
The science classes in bold must be taken in this order. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Lang. 
        Email: Todd.Lang@unt.edu 
Remember…. Good grades are NOT enough to get accepted into Medical School!!! Please regularly talk with your advisors about shadowing, 
volunteering and other ways to stand out on an application 

Descriptions for this track's required courses

 

 

Traditional Science Pathway to Doctor of Osteopathy at UNT Health Science Center
           Students starting at TAMS in MATH 1720 or higher

The Traditional Science pathway with the 3+4 DO option is nearly identical to the Traditional Science pathway, with exceptions related to pre-med prequisities (e.g., anatomy and physiology, organic chemistry).  TAMS students who choose this pathway are NOT obligated to remain at UNT to complete their degree; students may simply complete the TAMS program and then move on to their next educational institution.

Students may elect to change pathways ONCE at the end of their first semester but before the first day of class of the second semester.  This excludes the Music track as the College of Music requires a student to audition during the TAMS admissions process.  Changing tracks may require students to complete Summer courses between their first year and second year at TAMS in order to “catch up” with the requirements of the new pathway curriculum.  Students considering a change in pathway MUST meet with their Academic Counselor and MUST receive approval before enrolling in courses for their second semester.

Students interested in the 3+4 DO pathway will work with the TAMS Academic Counselor as well as the UNT Health Professions office advisors to ensure a seamless transition from TAMS to UNT to the DO program, if a student is accepted.  Should a student not be admitted to the DO program, a student will be well-positioned to complete a baccalaureate degree in biology at UNT and then apply to medical programs as a traditional undergraduate.
 
Students who decide to pursue the 3+4 DO pathway will complete the TAMS program, complete one (1) year of courses at UNT Denton, apply for the DO program at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth and, if accepted, begin attending courses at UNTHSC their fourth year.  In order to be eligible for the 3+4 DO program, a student must meet the following requirements: 

•    Only for “First Time in College” Freshmen and TAMS students; transfer students cannot participate
•    Must have completed the SAT or ACT
•    Successfully complete 15 hours each semester
•    Must complete 90 hours of UNT credit over 6 consecutive semesters
•    Take all science coursework at UNT 
•    Complete 24 advanced hours at UNT
•    Earn a B or better in all sciences and prerequisite courses
•    Maintain a 3.5 Overall GPA and 3.5 Math/Science GPA 
•    Earn at least a 3.25 semester GPA in all six semesters
•    Must participate in the Health Professions Advisory Committee Process during the fourth semester.

TAMS students can apply for the TAMS-to-Eagles scholarship during the second year of TAMS.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher in TAMS/UNT, and recipients of the TAMS-to-Eagles scholarship receive $20,000 per year for up to three years or until a student receives a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first.  Students in the 3+4 DO program would receive TAMS-to-Eagles monies for only the third year at UNT, but students not admitted to the DO program who remain at UNT to complete a baccalaureate degree would be eligible for the TAMS-to-Eagles scholarship for an additional two years if necessary.  (TAMS students who remain at UNT are also eligible for many other scholarships, including the National Merit winner scholarship and a variety of college and departmental scholarships.)

Pharmacy Reverse Articulation Agreement
UNT students can now earn a BA degree in Biology using coursework taken during the first year of Pharmacy School at the UNTHSC.  This is not a guaranteed admission program, but for students who go to UNTHSC, they can reverse articulate coursework to complete the BA.  Interested students should seek additional information from the UNT Office of Health Professions.

TAMS First Year
Fall 1   Spring 1  
BIOL 1711, 1761 Honors Biology I w/lab 5 hours BIOL 1722 Honors Biology II 3 hours
CHEM 1410/1413 & 1430 General/Honors Chemistry I w/lab 4 hours CHEM 1420/1423 & 1440 General/Honors Chemistry II w/lab 4 hours
ENGL 1315 3 hours BIOL 2301, 2311 Human A&P w/lab 4 hours
MATH 1720 (or 2730 or higher) 4 hours ENGL 1325 3 hours
    MATH 3680 3 hours
Seminar   Seminar  
Total 15 hours Total 17 hours

Fall Timeline
Meet with Pre-Health Advisor to create Individual 3+4 Plan
Apply to 3+4 program through the Office of Health Professions

  Spring Timeline
Review progress with Pre-Health Advisor
 
Summer I Volunteer/Shadowing/Extra-Curricular   Summer II Volunteer/Shadowing/Extra-Curricular  
       
TAMS Second Year
Fall 2   Spring 2  
PHYS 1710, 1730 Physics I w/ lab 4 hours PHYS 2220, 2240 Physics w/ lab 4 hours
CHEM 2370, 3210 Organic Chemistry I w/ lab 4 hours CHEM 2380, 3220 Organic Chemistry II w/ lab 4 hours
BIOL 2302, 2312 Human A&P II w/ lab 4 hours PSCI 2305/2306 3 hours
HIST 2610/2620 3 hours HIST 2610/2620 3 hours
ENGL 2331 3 hours ENGL 2321/2326/2341/2351 (select one) 3 hours
Seminar   Seminar  
Total 18 hours Total 17 hours

Fall Timeline
Review progress with Pre-Health Advisor
Attend HPAC/ Application Seminar
Apply to UNT

 

Spring Timeline
Participate in HPAC
TAMS Graduation!
Review progress with Pre-Health Advisor

 
Summer I   Summer II  
Apply to TCOM through TMDSAS

Summer Timeline
      Submit TMDSAS Application and Complete TCOM Secondary

 
UNT Junior Year
Fall 1   Spring 1  
BIOL 2041, 2042 Microbiology w/ lab 4 hours BIOL 3510/3520 Cell Bio/lab 4 hours
BIOL 3451, 3452 Genetics w/ lab 4 hours *Social and Behavior Core Requirement 3 hours
BIOC 3621, 3622 Biochemistry w/ lab 4 hours *Creative Core 3 hours
PSCI 2305/2306 3 hours Upper level elective (advanced) 3 hours
    Upper level elective (advanced) 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 16 hours

* One of these courses must be advanced level (3000-4000)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

This plan is unofficial and may change based on each student’s needs or program updates: Changes must be approved by your advisor.
The science classes in bold must be taken in this order. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Lang. 
        Email: Todd.Lang@unt.edu 
Remember…. Good grades are NOT enough to get accepted into Medical School!!! Please regularly talk with your advisors about shadowing, 
volunteering and other ways to stand out on an application 

Descriptions for this track's required courses

 

Health Professions: Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Pre-Med pathway to Bachelor of Science Biotechnology Degree
           Pre-Med Biotechnology Track

The Biomedical Engineering pathway with a Pre-med emphasis is a “2+2” program that allows TAMS students interested in biomedical engineering who may pursue a degree in medicine to complete two years at TAMS and then remain at UNT for two years to complete a baccalaureate degree.  (Students who select this pathway may need to complete Summer courses in order to fulfill the pre-med prerequisites.)  TAMS students who choose this pathway are NOT obligated to remain at UNT to complete their degree; students may simply complete the TAMS program and then move on to their next educational institution.

Students may elect to change pathways ONCE at the end of their first semester but before the first day of class of the second semester.  This excludes the Music track as the College of Music requires a student to audition during the TAMS admissions process.  Changing tracks may require students to complete Summer courses between their first year and second year at TAMS in order to “catch up” with the requirements of the new pathway curriculum.  Students considering a change in pathway MUST meet with their Academic Counselor and MUST receive approval before enrolling in courses for their second semester.

Students who decide to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering at UNT can apply for the TAMS-to-Eagles scholarship during the second year of TAMS.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher in TAMS/UNT, and recipients of the TAMS-to-Eagles scholarship receive $20,000 per year for up to three years or until a student receives a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first.  TAMS students who remain at UNT are also eligible for many other scholarships, including the National Merit winner scholarship and a variety of college and departmental scholarships.  Thus, a TAMS student who remains at UNT to complete a baccalaureate degree could graduate from UNT within two years with little or no debt.
 

TAMS First Year
Fall 1   Spring 1  
CSCE 1030 4 hours CSCE 1040 3 hours
CSCE 1030 lab 0 hours CHEM 1420/1423 4 hours
CHEM 1410/1413 4 hours CHEM 1440 lab 0 hours
CHEM 1430 lab 0 hours BIOL 1710 3 hours
BMEN 1300 3 hours BIOL 1760 2 hours
ENGL 1315 3 hours ENGL 1325 3 hours
MATH 1650 (or higher) 3/4/5 hours MATH 1710 (or higher) 3/4 hours
Seminar   Seminar  
Total 17-19 hours Total 18-19 hours
       
TAMS Second Year
Fall 2   Spring 2  
PHYS 1710 4 hours PHYS 2220 4 hours
PHYS 1730 lab 0 hours PHYS 2240 lab 0 hours
BMEN 2210 3 hours EENG 2610 3 hours
ENGL 2331 3 hours TECM 2700 3 hours
HIST 2610/2620 3 hours HIST 2610/2620 3 hours
MATH 1720 (or higher) 3 hours MATH 2730 3 hours
BIOL 1720 3 hours PSCI 2305/2306 3 hours
Seminar   Seminar  
Total 18 hours Total 19 hours
 
UNT Junior Year
Fall 3   Spring 3  
BMEN 2320 4 hours MATH 3410 3 hours
MATH 2700 3 hours BMEN 3312 3 hours
EENG 2710 3 hours BMEN 3321 3 hours
BMEN 3310 3 hours BIOL 3451 w/ lab 4 hours
BMEN 3311 3 hours BIOC 3621 3 hours
XXXX Language, Philosopy, Culture 3 hours    
Total 19 hours Total 16 hours
       
UNT Senior Year
Fall 4   Spring 4  
MATH 3680 3 hours BMEN 4321 3 hours
BMEN 4310 3 hours BMEN 4222 3 hours
BMEN 4212 3 hours XXXX Vis/Perf Arts 3 hours
BMEN 4311 3 hours BIOL 4580  2 hours
XXXX Soc/Behav Sci 3 hours    
BIOL 4770 3 hours    
Total 18 hours Total 11 hours

Additional Pre-Med Requirements:
 

BIOL 2301 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (lab) = 4 hours
BIOL 2302 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (lab) = 4 hours
CHEM 2370 Organic Chemistry 1 (lab) = 4 hours
CHEM 2380 Organic Chemistry 2 (lab) = 4 hours
BIOL 2041 Microbiology (lab) = 4