Pre-Veterinary Specialization

Completion of this specialization, along with introductory Biology and Chemistry sequences, will fulfill the core pre-veterinary science requirements.  Please note, however, that each veterinary school has its own list of required courses and students should check the requirements for each school of interest.  For example, several schools require Animal Physiology.  In addition, students should take a full year of writing-focused courses (FYS + one ENG course), social sciences and a year of math. Note that BIO 330 is highly recommended as a prerequisite for Biochemistry.

Required Biology Courses (11 Credits)

BIO-201 and lab (either BIO-201L or BIO-210L),  and BIO-202 with lab BIO-202L  as well as the general chemistry sequence (CHE-141 and CHE-142) are prerequisites for BIO-316 .

BIO-201Biology I: Molecules to Cells

3 credits

BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab

1 credit

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BIO-202Organismal Biology

3 credits

BIO-202LOrganismal Biology

1 credit

BIO-316Genetics

3 credits

Required Chemistry Courses (15 Credits)

CHE-141General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I

1 credit

CHE-142General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-142LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II

1 credit

CHE-301Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1 credit

CHE-412Biochemistry

3 credits

Required Physics Courses (4 Credits)

Complete either PHY-231 or PHY-271 (with required labs).

PHY-231 requires MAT-150 while PHY-271 requires MAT-175.

PHY-231General Physics I

3 credits

PHY-231LGeneral Physics I Lab

1 credit

PHY-232General Physics II

3 credits

PHY-232LGeneral Physics II Lab

1 credit

-or

PHY-271Analytical Physics I

4 credits

PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab

1 credit

PHY-272Analytical Physics II

4 credits

Mathematics Requirements (4 Credits)

MAT-150 may be required for MAT-175 depending on Math Placement. MAT-150 is a required for PHY-231 while MAT-175 is required for PHY-271.

MAT-150Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach

4 credits

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MAT-175Single Variable Calculus

4 credits