Pre Health Programs

Pre-Veterinary Pathway (42-46 Math/Science Credits)

Veterinary schools differ much more in their pre-requisites than do medical or dental schools.  It is important for students to determine the specific requirements for each veterinary school they wish to apply to.  Minimally, coursework could include

Other recommended and/or required courses:

Other requirements:

The GRE (graduate record examination) is required for most applications.

Extensive animal-care experience (small to large animals in the range of hundreds of hours) and veterinarian shadowing is expected.

Students with GPA’s above a 3.3 are considered more competitive.

Pre-Veterinary Pathway Sample Four Year Plan


Fall 1

WRT101 Composition I (FY)

MAT170 Calculus with Review or MAT181 Calculus I (QR)

BIO103 General Biology I (SI)

CHE110 General Chemistry I (SI)

Spring 1

Writing Intensive (WI)

MAT171 Calculus I with Review OR MAT115 Biostatistics OR MAT120 Stats (QR)

BIO104 General Biology II

CHE111 General Chemistry II


Fall 2

COM162 Public Speaking (OC)

Foreign Language I (IC)

CHE210 Organic Chemistry I

Major Course (IL)**

Gen Ed (HW)

Spring 2

PSY100 Intro to Psychology

Foreign Language II (IC)

CHE211 Organic Chemistry II

Major Course

Gen Ed (CT)


Fall 3

Major Course

Major Course

BIO105 Anatomy & Physiology I

PHY110 or PHY120 General Physics I

BIO312 Genetics OR SOC100 Intro to Sociology

Spring 3

Major Course

Major Course

BIO106 Anatomy & Physiology II

PHY111 or PHY121 General Physics II

BIO300 Cell Biology OR SOC100 Intro to Sociology


Fall 4

CHE421 Biochemistry Lecture





Spring 4

Gen Ed (CP)

BIO216 General Microbiology

CHE422 Biochemistry II (recommended but not required)

Major OR Free Elective

Free Elective OR MAT115 or MAT120 Statistics

*Students who did not take pre-calculus in high school are encouraged to take MAT133 Pre-calculus during the summer prior to the start of this program.
**Biochemistry or Biology with a Chemistry minor  is recommended, but not required for Pre-Veterinary Majors.

Taking multiple lab sciences in a semester can be very challenging. You may wish to reduce your course load and take some courses in the summer.  Speak with your advisor about this possibility.