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Preveterinary Preparation

Edythe Anthony


Students are responsible for meeting all graduation requirements; therefore, it is important that students consult with their advisor each semester before registering for courses.

Admission Requirements For Preprofessional Preparation

To qualify for admission to dental, medical, optometry, or veterinary school, students must present a strong liberal arts background, show competency in writing and in their chosen academic majors, and demonstrate some knowledge of work in the laboratory sciences. Although neither a specific major nor a specific program of study is required for application, a biology or chemistry major will provide excellent preparation. In addition, most of these schools require the results of the student's performance on some standardized tests of verbal and quantitative analytical abilities.

Beginning in the freshman year, students interested in dental, medical, optometry, or veterinary school should consult with the preprofessional advisor concerning a plan of study and application procedures. Since individual schools have specific course requirements, it is essential to consult with the advisor early in the program of study. Students should also supplement their majors with the courses listed below.

Course Requirements For Preveterinary Preparation

BIOL 111Introductory Biology I4
BIOL 112Introductory Biology II4
CHEM 103General Chemistry I4
CHEM 104General Chemistry II4
CHEM 205Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 206Organic Chemistry II4
PHYS 101General Physics I4
PHYS 102General Physics II4
TWO OR THREE COURSES in advanced biology, chosen in consultation with the appropriate advisor6-12
Total Credit Hours38-44

Note: It is strongly recommended that students take mathematics sequences through calculus as well as intermediate or advanced courses in modern foreign languages.​​

Page last updated: May 31, 2016