Pre-Veterinary Medicine Curriculum

Pre-veterinary students are strongly encouraged to select a major and pursue a degree in an academic specialty of special interest. Most colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S. require applicants to complete 60-70 credit-hours of undergraduate course work. Applicants who complete a four-year college degree are generally given preference. Many schools require admission test results; the specific test varies from school to school, some require the GRE, others the MCAT. A contract between Nebraska and Iowa State University supports veterinary training for residents of Nebraska.

The following courses or their equivalents meet the specific requirements for most veterinary schools in the Midwest and must be taken regardless of major chosen:

No grade below C will be accepted.

English Composition (6 hours)

To be selected from:

ENGL 1150

English Composition I

3

ENGL 1160

English Composition II

3

ENGL 2400

Advanced Composition

3

ENGL 3980

Technical Writing Across the Disciplines

3

Total Credit Hours:

6

Chemistry (23 hours)

CHEM 1180

General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184

General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHEM 1190

General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 1194

General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHEM 2250

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 2260

Organic Chemistry II

1

CHEM 2274

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 3650

Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3

And

CHEM 3654

Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1

OR

Biochemistry I                                                                                                                     4

Biochemistry I Lab                                                                                                                       1


Biochemistry II                                                                                                                               4

Biochemistry II Lab                                                                                                                      1

 
CHEM 4650[r1]                        

CHEM 4654

AND

CHEM 4660

CHEM 4664

 

Total Credit Hours:

23

Physics (10 hours)

PHYS 1110

General Physics I with Algebra

4

PHYS 1154

General Physics Laboratory I

1

PHYS 1120

General Physics

4

And

PHYS 1164

General Physics Laboratory II

1

Total Credit Hours:

10

Biology (22 hours)

BIOL 1450

Biology I

5

BIOL 1750

Biology II

5

BIOL 2140

Genetics

4

BIOL 2440

The Biology of Microorganisms

4

Or

BIOL 4640

Microbial Physiology

4

And

BIOL 4950

Vertebrate Embryology and Anatomy

4

Total Credit Hours:

22