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

 

U of Minnesota Veterinary program: Prerequisite course change announcement for admit term 2016. The CVM will be changing prerequisite requirements for students applying for fall semester 2015, seeking admission to fall semester 2016. Please click here for more details.

 

First Year:

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

Spring
BIO 102 Organismal Biology
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
BIO 242 Vertebrate Zoology (BIO 102 or BIO 373 Cell Biology or BIO 386 Comparative Physiology can be used to meet the Zoology requirement at the U of M)
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 (required at U of M- Fall 2016)                                                  

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 27+ Veterinary schools.


 


Updated 5/20/2015 HB