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Common Prerequisites

The following courses are the most commonly required by veterinary medical schools as prerequisites. Students should always check their prerequisite classes against their top choices of schools, as schools do vary by requirement.

  • MATH 153**  (Pre-Calculus)
  • PHYS 111*, 112, 113 with labs or Phys 121*, 122, 123 with labs (Introductory Physics)
  • BIOL 181, 182, 183 with labs (General Biology)
  • BIOL 321 (Genetics)
  • BIOL 213 (Introductory Biostatistics)
  • CHEM 181**, 182, 183* with labs (General Chemistry)
  • CHEM 361, 362,  with lab  (Organic Chemistry)
  • CHEM 431 & 432, lab not required for most schools (Biochemistry)

In addition, coursework in the following is strongly recommended:

  • BIOL 323 (Microbiology)
  • BIOL 352 (Parasitology)
  • BIOL 353 (Integrative Anatomy)
  • BIOL 354 (Developmental Biology)
  • BIOL 422 (Immunology)
  • BIOL 430 (Cellular Biology)
  • BIOL 455 (Integrative Animal Physiology)
  • COM 302** (Multicultural Communications)
  • NUTR 101** (Nutrition)
  • PSY 101** (Psychology)

*MATH 153 is a prerequisite

**General Education Course

In addition, students should take a broad range of humanities and social sciences electives, such as Sociology, Psychology, Humanities, Philosophy, or Literature.

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