Accelerated Programs

Accelerated Programs

 

 
UNT/TCOM 3+4 Pathway Program | UNT/UNT System College of Pharmacy Reverse Articulation Agreement | Midland College Primary Care Pathway Program

 

 


UNT/TCOM 3+4 Pathway Program

UNT has partnered with UNT Health Sciences Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, TCOM, to offer an accelerated program where students can complete both their Bachelor's degree and Doctor of Osteopathic, D.O., Medical degree in 7 years. 

Benefits

  • Early Admission to Medical School

  • Medical College Admissions Test, MCAT, is waived
  • Coursework taken in the first year of medical school will reverse articulate and complete requirements in the Bachelor's degree
  • Reduced costs associated with completion of an undergraduate degree

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a "First Time in College" freshman admitted to UNT for the fall term immediately following high school graduation OR be enrolled in the Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science, TAMS
  • Submit to the UNT Office of Health Professions all documents relevant to the 3+4 Pathway Program
  • Be a Texas resident 
  • Complete the SAT or ACT
  • Must major in the Bachelor of Arts, BA, in Biology
  • Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours of curriculum each fall and spring semester, for 6 consecutive semesters
  • Complete a minumim of 90 semester credit hours of the undergraduate curriculum at UNT, of which 24 must be advanced
  • Maintain continuous enrollment at UNT during long terms
  • Take all science coursework at UNT; "science" is defined as any course with a prefix of BIOL, BIOC, CHEM, and PHYS
  • Earn a B or better in prerequisite courses and all BCPM courses taken at UNT
  • Earn both a Cumulative/Overall GPA and BCPM GPA of 3.5 or higher by the end of the first semester at UNT
  • Maintain a Cumulative/Overall GPA and BCPM GPA of 3.5 or higher 
  • Earn a Semester GPA of 3.25 or higher in all 6 semesters at UNT
  • Participate in the UNT Health Professions Advisory Committee, HPAC, throughout the second year at UNT

Under the 3+4 Pathway Program, an interview and offer of admission to TCOM is not guaranteed. If students are not selected for an interview and admission, they can apply for any medical school, including TCOM, during the following application cycle. 

Timeline

  • Traditional: This timeline will show you an example of the 3+4 Pathway Program for traditional applicants, including the order of coursework and when to apply to the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, TCOM.
  • TAMS: This timeline will show you an example of the 3+4 Pathway Program for TAMS applicants, including the order of coursework and when to apply to the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, TCOM.

Academic Advising

For advising and more information on the 3+4 Pathway Program, please contact the UNT Office of Health Professions at HealthCareers@unt.edu.

 

UNT/UNTHSC College of Pharmacy Reverse Articulation Agreement

In December 2020, UNT partnered with UNTHSC College of Pharmacy to award students a Bachelor of Arts in Biology using coursework successfully completed in the first year of pharmacy college. 

Benefits

  • Reduced costs associated with completion of an undergraduate degree
  • Better preparation for a rigorous pharmacy curriculum compared to only taking pharmacy prerequisites
  • Eligibility for dual degree programs offered at UNTHSC College of Pharmacy

BA Biology Degree Requirements fulfilled by Pharmacy Coursework

  • 3 credit hours of Animal Physiology; does not include the required lab
  • "7 Additional Advanced Hours of Biology" requirement
  • General Electives needed to complete the 120 Minimum Hour requirement
  • Advanced coursework, 3000/4000 level, needed to complete the 36 Advanced Hour requirement 
  • Any remaining hours needed to complete the College of Science Breadth requirement

Academic Advising

For advising and more information on the UNT/UNTHSC College of Pharmacy Reverse Articulation Agreement, please contact the UNT Office of Health Professions at HealthCareers@unt.edu. If you are a current student at the University of North Texas, feel free to schedule an appointment with one of our Pre-Health Advisors to review your individual reverse articulation plan.

 

Midland College Primary Care Pathway Program, PCPP

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