Pre-Veterinary

REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED COURSEWORK

Most Veterinary Schools require the following courses as part of the undergraduate preparation.

Required Some Schools Require
Concepts in Biology
BI 111/113, BI 112/114
Cell Biochemistry
BI 311
General Chemistry
CH 151/153, CH 152/154
Systems Physiology
BI 312
Organic Chemistry
CH 221/223, CH 222/224
Genetics
BI 201/203
Physics
PY 111/113, PY 112/114
Microbiology
BI 230
Math
Pre Calculus MA 140 or higher
Statistics MA 131
Calculus MA 151
Social Sciences
Psychology PS 110
plus 3 additional credits
Animal Nutrition
(taken elsewhere, typically online)
Humanities
9 credits
Business/Finance
6 credits
English
2 semesters English Composition
FY 125 or ENCC 102
 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND INTERNSHIPS

Undergraduate research in the sciences  is strongly recommended.  Internships or experiences with both small and large animals (usually in a veterinary setting) are absolutely essential.  

NB: Students should always check individual veterinary schools for individual course requirements. Individual schools have specific undergraduate curriculum requirements. The list above is a generic list.