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 50+ Veterinary schools.

 
First Year: Fall
 
BIO 101 Principles of Biology 
 
*CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry (MCAT) OR CHE 106 Introduction to Principles of Chemistry (MCAT) 

*Before you can register for CHE107, you are required to take the Chemistry placement exam. (CHE 106 offered Fall only and CHE 108 offered January Interim only) are equivalent to CHE 107. Find out more about the CHE placement exam, click here.

FTS 100 (Writing Intensive course- WRIT) 

First Year: January Interim

*CHE 108 Chemical Thermodynamics & Equilibrium (MCAT)

*(CHE 106 offered Fall only and CHE 108 offered January Interim only) are equivalent to CHE 107. Find out more about the CHE placement exam, click here.

 
 
 
First Year: Spring
 
BIO 102 Organismal Biology (will count for the additional Biology course requirement at the U of MN)

CHE 141 Organic Chemistry I
 

 

Second Year: Fall
 

BIO 201 Cell and Molecular Biology 

CHE 241 Organic Chemistry II & CHE 242 Organic Chemistry II LAB

MCS 121 Calculus I or 118/119 Calculus with Pre-calculus Review 
 

Second Year: January Interim

NDL 068 Career Exploration (strongly recommended)

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

 

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


 
Fourth Year: Fall
 
CHE 255 Biochemistry 
 
MCS 142 Introduction to Statistics or equivalent

*Liberal Arts Requirement


 
Fourth Year: Spring
 
BIO 380 Microbiology 
 
*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 50+ Veterinary schools.


 


Updated 5/4/2022 HSB