Pre-Veterinary - Associate in Science

Program Code - CIP Code: PRE.VET.AS/24.0101
Credits Required: 66
Academic Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology


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.

Requirements for admission to the program:                                 

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
ENGL Elective 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Social Science Elective (2 disciplines) 6
BIOL 0135 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4
CHEM 0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
MATH 0108 Pre-Calculus** 5
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 35
*See course syllabus for prerequisite. ** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Pre-Veterinary Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0261 Microbiology 3
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Lab 2
CHEM 0112 College Chemistry II and Lab 5
CHEM 0211 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 0213 Organic Chemistry Lab 2
CHEM 0212 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 0214 Organic Chemistry II Lab 2
NASC 0231 General Physics I and Lab 5
NASC 0232 General Physics II and Lab 5
Total Hours for Pre-Veterinary Requirements 30
*See course syllabi for Pre-Veterinary course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Science in Pre-Veterinary Degree 66
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