Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration

Concentrations need to be selected by the start of junior year. We've created PDF Concentration Checklists that can be used as tools to plan or track major requirements. 

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 (3 credits)
  • ANSC 4280 - Comparative Nutrition of the Horse and Pig (4 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.