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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 111||Introductory Biology I||4|
|BIOL 112||Introductory Biology II||4|
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 104||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 205||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 206||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|PHYS 101||General Physics I||4|
|PHYS 102||General Physics II||4|
|TWO OR THREE COURSES in advanced biology, chosen in consultation with the appropriate advisor||6-12|
|Total Credit Hours||38-44|
Note: It is strongly recommended that students take mathematics sequences through calculus as well as intermediate or advanced courses in modern foreign languages.