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Pre-Veterinary

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences for students seeking a transfer degree to a 4-year institution:

Dean: Dr. Edward Kremer

Academic Advisor: Dr. Todd Gordon

Mission

The Pre-Veterinary Program is designed to prepare students for acceptance into veterinary school. Nationally recognized for its hands-on approach, this program provides both for the strong academic foundation necessary for professional school and the practical animal experience needed to perform veterinary medicine today. The Pre-Veterinary Program draws students with farm, suburban and urban backgrounds from all over the United States.

Students should check specific requirements of the four-year college where they plan to transfer and specific requirements of the medical college(s) where they plan to apply for admission.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I 3
ENGL0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or  
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication 3
Total 9
 

Humanities Requirements: (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)

Literature Core Elective 3
Humanities Core Elective 3
Total 6
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements: (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines)
Social Science Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Total 6
 
Mathematics & Natural and Physical Science Requirements
BIOL0121 General Biology 5
CHEM0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
MATH0108 Pre-Calculus** 3
Total 13
   
Total General Education Requirements 35-36
   
Pre-Veterinary Requirements
BIOL0261 Microbiology* 3
BIOL0262 Microbiology Laboratory* 2
CHEM0112 College Chemistry II and Lab* 5
CHEM0211 Organic Chemistry I* 3
CHEM0213 Organic Chemistry I Lab* 2
CHEM0212 Organic Chemistry II* 3
CHEM0214 Organic Chemistry II Lab* 2
NASC0231 General Physics I* 5
NASC0232 General Physics II* 5
Total 30
   
Total for an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Pre-Veterinary Degree: 65-66

*See course description for prerequisite.
**Mathematics sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an adviser to determine correct placement.