The Department of Science is committed to upholding the overall mission and purpose of South College. Toward that end, the mission of the departmental unitis to create and foster the development of science related academic courses that will meet the diverse needs of students and assist them in their preparation to become competent professionals, reflective practitioners, and service-oriented individuals.
Knowledge, critical thinking skills, and values learned in the core science courses will prepare South College students:
The focus of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science program is to provide a comprehensive health science education to undergraduate students. As a pre-professional program, it is designed to provide the foundational degree for those wishing to pursue graduate education in the pure or applied health sciences or in the health professions, such as medicine, nursing, or pharmacy. For those students who do not go on to graduate study, opportunities exist for positions in the biological, life, and health sciences. Example positions include Food Scientist and Technologist, Biological Scientist and Technician and Chemist and Material Scientist.
The program curriculum provides a comprehensive undergraduate educational foundation through course offerings in the arts and sciences, with a focus on the health sciences. Course offerings are designed to fulfill prerequisites for admission into graduate programs in the pure and applied health sciences and the health professions, as well as for entry level careers in the health sciences.
Graduates will have a variety of choices for future education or careers in keeping with the goals of our program.
The program seeks to graduate successful individuals which are able to:
It is important to remember that completion of any undergraduate program does not guarantee successful admission into or completion of professional and scientific graduate degree programs.
Admission to graduate degree programs is competitive and typically based upon a combination of requirements that includes cumulative grade point average, program-specific admission tests, letters of recommendation and, in some cases, related experience outside the classroom. It is the student's responsibility to contact the graduate degree program for current information regarding requirements and application deadlines.
General admission to South College does not guarantee admission to the Bachelor of Science degree program in Health Science. Applicants interested in this program are required to visit the college and meet individually with an admissions representative and program faculty to ascertain if their goals can be met by the college. Prospective students declaring Health Science as their major must be generally admitted to South College and meet the following requirements in order to be considered for full admission to the program:
Grounds for termination from the Health Science Program include:
Karen Goss, Professor and Chairperson
Ph.D. University of Tennessee, M.S. Ohio State University, B.S. Georgia State University
Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, Neuroanatomy
Phone: 865-251-1853, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Armstrong, Adjunct Instructor
M.S. Columbia University, B.A. Community College of New York
Gary Cooper, Assistant Professor
M.S. University of Tennessee, B.S. Tennessee State University
Anatomy and Physiology
Phone: 865-251-1855, E-mail: email@example.com
Shiv Dhar, Professor
Ph.D. University of Pune, M.S. University of Pune, B.S. University of Pune, India
General Chemisty, Organic, and Biochemistry
Phone: 865-251-1713, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Halliburton, Adjunct Instructor
M.S. University of Tennessee, B.S. University of Tennessee
Vania Naydenova, Associate Professor
M.D. Bulgarian National Medical Academy, M.B.A. University of Tennessee
Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology
Phone: 865-251-1854, E-mail: email@example.com
Matthew Russell, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph. D. Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology 2012, University of Tennessee
Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology
Phone: 865-493-4551, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kay Trigiano, Instructor
M.S. North Carolina State University, B.S. North Carolina State University
General Chemistry, Nutrition
Phone: 865-293-4590, E-mail: email@example.com
Todd White, Associate Professor
D.V.M. University of Tennessee, M.S. University of Tennessee
Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Immunology, Microbiology
Phone: 865-251-1861, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. *