Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration

Core Requirements

Core coursework is required for all students regardless of concentration.

* This concentration is also relevant for Pre-Medical.
* Courses in this concentration are not intended to specify Vet school or Med school application requirements

Biology requisites

One of the following:
BIOMG 1350 - Cell and Developmental Biology (3 credits)
BIOG 1440 - Comparative Physiology (3 credits)
BIOG 1445 - Comparative Physiology (Individualized instruction format) (3 credits)

Required Lab:
BIOG 1500 - Investigative Biology Laboratory (2 credits)

Animal Physiology and Nutrition

Three of the following:

  • ANSC 3300 - Fish Physiology (cross-listed BIOAP) (3 credits)
  • ANSC 3400 - Comparative Mammalian Reproduction (2 credits)
  • ANSC 3410 - Biology of the Mammary Gland in Health and Disease (cross-listed BIOAP) (2 credits - offered in even - numbered years only)
  • ANSC 3920 - Mechanisms of Animal Growth and Development (2 credits - offered in odd - numbered years only)
  • ANSC 4200 - Nutrition of Felids and Canids (2 credits)
  • ANSC 4270 - Fundamentals of Endocrinology (cross-listed BIOAP) (3 credits)
  • ANSC 4410 - Nutritional Physiology and Biochemistry (3 credits)
  • ANSC 4500 - Lab Animal Reproduction (2 credits)

Chemistry Requisites

  • CHEM 2070 - General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 2080 - General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • CHEM 3570 - Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences I (3 credits)
  • CHEM 3580 - Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences II (3 credits)
  • CHEM 2510 - Introduction to Experimental Organic Chemistry (2 credits)

Biochemistry requisites

Option 1: BIOMG 3310 - Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism (3 credits)
BIOMG 3320 - Principles of Biochemistry: Molecular Biology (2 credits)

Option 2: BIOMG 3300 - Principles of Biochemistry (Individualized instruction format) (4 credits)

Option 3: NS 3200 - Introduction to Human Biochemistry (4 credits)

Option 4: BIOMG 3350 - Proteins, Metabolism, and Molecular Biology (4 credits)

Quantitative Reasoning

One of the following

  • MATH 1106 - Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences (3 credits)
  • MATH 1110 - Calculus I (4 credits)
  • MATH 1710 - Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World (4 credits)
  • STSCI 2100 - Introductory Statistics (4 credits)
  • STSCI 2150 - Introductory Statistics for Biology (4 credits)
  • STSCI 2200 - Biological Statistics I (4 credits)

BTRY 3010-3020, Biological Statistics I and II, sequence is also acceptable for students interested in pursuing statistics in depth (cross-listed STSCI 2200 and 3200).

Life Sciences

Two of the following

  • ANSC 3700 - Immunology in Animal Health and Disease (3 credits)
  • BIOMI 2900 - General Microbiology Lectures (3 credits)
  • BIOMI 2911 - General Microbiology Laboratory (3 credits)
  • BIOAP 3110 - Principles of Animal Physiology (3 credits)
  • BIOAP 3190 - Laboratory in Physiology (4 credits)
  • BIOAP 4130 - Histology: The Biology of the Tissues (4 credits)

Physics Requisites

Option 1: PHYS 1101 - General Physics I (Individualized instruction format) (4 credits)
PHYS 1102 - General Physics II (Individualized instruction format) (4 credits)

Option 2: PHYS 2207 - Fundamentals of Physics I (Calculus-based) (4 credits)
PHYS 2208 - Fundamentals of Physics II (Calculus-based) (4 credits)

Option 3: PHYS 1112 - Physics I: Mechanics and Heat (4 credits)
PHYS 2208 - Fundamentals of Physics II (Calculus-based) (4 credits)

Current Course Offerings

The Course Offerings Page provides a current list of Animal Science courses by semester for curriculum planning.