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Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program of Study

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Students work toward a major in biology. Additional coursework includes prerequisites for veterinary medical school.

2020-21 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

BIO 110 Biology Concepts (General Studies CAT 7)

4

CHE 106 General Chemistry I

4

*CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2)

3

ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

 

FRESHMAN – 2nd semester

ART 102 Visual Arts Experience (General Studies CAT 4)

3

BIO 200 Zoology

4

CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

*ENG 200 Expository Writing

3

Elective

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 3rd semester

**BIO 104 Environmental Concerns (General Studies CAT 10)

3

BIO 320 Molecular Genetics

4

CHE 314 Organic Chemistry I

4

GEO 130 Physical Geography (General Studies CAT 8)

3

PGH 200 Intro to Personal, Public, and Global Health (General Studies CAT 9) 

3

 

SOPHOMORE – 4th semester

BIO 210 Experimental Plant Science

4

CHE 315 Organic Chemistry II

4

ENG 150 Topics in Literature (General Studies CAT 6)

3

MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics (General Studies CAT 3)

3

PSY 101 General Psychology (General Studies CAT 5)

3

 

JUNIOR - 5th semester

*BIO 220 Human Anatomy

4

BIO 434 Advanced Cell Biology

3

PHY 201 General Physics I

3

PHY 321 General Physics I Lab

1

Elective

3

 

JUNIOR – 6th semester

BIO 340 Human Physiology

4

PHY 202 General Physics II

3

PHY 322 General Physics II Lab

1

BIO 370 Intro to Research

2

Electives

6

 

SENIOR - 7th semester

BIO 301 Biology Seminar

1

BIO 397 Internship or BIO 465 Continued Research

1

*CHE 326 Biochemistry

4

Electives

6

 

SENIOR – 8th semester

BIO 330 Histology

4

BIO 385 Microbiology

4

BIO 425 Evolution

3

BIO 469 Senior Seminar OR BIO 470 Research Project

1

BIO electives

4

Highly recommended electives: BIO 410 Vertebrate Embryology (4), BIO 430 Parasitology (4), BIO 440 Comparative Anatomy (4), and BIO 486 Immunology (3).

*Required for most vet schools (check with the school of intended enrollment).

**Any course in General Studies CAT 10 meets WSC requirements.