Edna Steele, Advisor
Department of Biology
The coursework required by veterinary schools is very similar to that required by medical schools, although applicants may be required to take additional courses. The table below outlines the prerequisite requirements of many veterinary programs. Students are advised to confirm required coursework for programs of interest.
|Biology (BIO 190 – BIO 191)||8 hours|
|Genetics (BIO 301)||4 hours|
|Microbiology (BIO 312)||4 hours|
|Biochemistry (CHM 415)||4 hours|
|Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 190, CHM 310)||8 hours|
|Organic Chemistry (CHM 203-CHM 204)||8 hours|
|Physics (PHY 241-242)||8 hours|
|Humanities and Social Science Variable||Check with specific programs|
|*Zoology (BIO 202) or human and comparative anatomy (BIO 305) are recommended but not required.|
Students interested in veterinary programs should consult the following websites for more information about specific entrance requirements, and should consult with the pre-health professions advisor to plan the curriculum to meet these requirements.
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- Your Portal to a Successful Career in Veterinary Medicine
- Pre Vet Requirements by Schools