Veterinary Medicine

Advisor: Barbara May 

Graduate programs in veterinary medicine consider majors in any discipline to be acceptable for admission. However, significant coursework in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics are prerequisites for entry. Entrance requirements for schools of veterinary medicine vary; students should inform themselves of the courses required by the school which they plan to attend. A pre-requisite chart for entrance into all veterinary schools can be found at Admission to veterinary medicine programs is competitive and the admission process considers courses, grades, performance on Graduate Record Exam, animal experience, veterinary medicine exposure, personal interviews at the veterinary schools during the senior year, and letters of evaluation. General information can be found at the Veterinary Application site ( or at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (

The following courses are recommended as generally fulfilling pre-requisites for schools of veterinary medicine: BIOL 121, 221, 307, 316, 317; CHEM 125, CHEM201 (for credit), 250, CHEM202 (for credit), CHEM255, CHEM205 (for credit) (some graduate schools require CHEM251 and CHEM203 (for credit)); PHYS 105, 106; MATH 123 and/or 119;  8 to 16 credits selected from economics, government, history, psychology, sociology art, music, literature, humanities and theater.