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Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Course Requirements

General veterinary school course requirements include:

  • Two semesters of general biology with laboratories
  • Two semesters of general chemistry with laboratories
  • Two semesters of organic chemistry with laboratories
  • Two semesters of physics with laboratories
  • Two semesters of English
  • One year of pre-calculus trigonometry or higher
  • One semester of biochemistry
  • One semester of animal nutrition*
  • Four semesters in humanities and fine arts
  • Four semesters in history, social, and behavioral sciences
  • Two semesters additional upper level biology courses
*Can be taken as an online course
 

Suggested course work arrangement:

First semester

  • CHEM 1055 Principles of Chemistry I
  • MATH 1304 Calculus I
  • FLA 1004 Foundations of Liberal Arts I or FYS 1004 First-Year Seminar

Second semester

  • CHEM 1065 Principles of Chemistry II
  • BIO 1044 Biological Interactions
  • FLA 1104 Foundations of Liberal Arts II or FYS 1104 First-Year Research Seminar

Third semester

  • CHEM 2155 Organic Chemistry I
  • BIO 2304 Cell and Molecular Biology

Fourth semester

  • CHEM 2165 Organic Chemistry II

Fifth semester

  • PHYS 2115 University Physics I

Sixth semester

  • PHYS 2125 University Physics II

Seventh semester

  • CHEM 3084 Biochemistry

GRE

The GRE is generally taken in the summer after third year in order to matriculate in the fall following graduation. 

The GRE tests the following subject areas:

  • Verbal Reasoning
    • Sentence completion
    • Analogies
    • Antonyms
    • Reading comprehension
  • Quantitative Reasoning
    • Arithmetic
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Data analysis
    • Problem solving
    • Quantitative comparison
  • Analytical Writing
    • Present your perspective on an issue
    • Analyze an argument

Competitive applicants

  • Overall GPA: 3.5
  • Science GPA (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math): 3.3
  • GRE overall score: 1129

Factors that increase competitiveness:

  • Community service/volunteer work
  • Experience in the field
  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Strong communication skills
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