Veterinary Medicine
Pre-requisite Requirements

Requirements for veterinary schools vary from school to school and can change year by year, students must carefully examine the pre-requisite requirements of the schools they are interested in to be current and accurate when registering for courses at Gustavus. Consult the Association of American Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements for requirements and admission statistics to the 27+ Veterinary schools.

Sample Curriculum of pre-requisite courses for Veterinary Medicine @ Gustavus

 

First Year:

Fall 
BIO 101 Principles of Biology 
CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry 
FTS 100 (Writing Intensive course- WRITI) 

Spring
BIO 102 Organismal Biology (other acceptable courses for the zoology requirement at the University of Minnesota BIO 201, BIO 242 or BIO 373)
CHE 141 Organic Chemistry I
*Liberal Arts Requirement
 

Second Year:

Fall 
BIO 201 Cell and Molecular Biology 
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry II 
MCS 121 Calculus I or 118/119 Calculus with Pre-calculus Review 

Spring
BIO 202 Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
CHE 258 Inorganic Chem. I
*Liberal Arts Requirement
 

Junior Year:

Fall 
PHY 120/121 General Physics I or PHY 122/121 General Physics I w/ calculus
BIO 374 Genetics 
*Liberal Arts Requirement 

Spring
PHY 170/171 General Physics II or PSY 172/171 General Physics II w/ calculus

English (writing across the curriculum courses may apply- check with paricular veterinary program)


Senior Year:

Fall 
CHE 255 Biochemistry 
MCS 142 Introduction to Statistics

Spring
BIO 380 Microbiology (BIO 218 will not work at the U of M to fulfill this requirement, HB 3/31/16)

*Liberal Arts (3 courses required at the U of M) Anthropology, Art, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Music, Theater, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychological Science, Sociology, Religion and Foreign Language courses.
Students who earn their bachelor's degree from Gustavus must complete four Gustavus course credits from these two liberal art areas: Arts & Humanities or History & Social Sciences.

Examples of Pre-requisites at Veterinary Programs

Consult the Association of American Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements for requirements and admission statistics to the 27+ Veterinary schools.


 


Updated 5/10/2018 HB