Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Veterinary Medicine)

Undergraduate Programs

Policies & Faculty

Policies

Specific course requirements for admission to veterinary schools vary somewhat. The following requirements are designed for application to the University of Minnesota Veterinary School. Students should use these requirements as a general guide and check specific requirements for other Veterinary Schools.

Required for Major (Core, 49-53 credits)

ENG 101 Composition (4)

  • Plus: one additional course, such as communication, literature, advanced writing, technical writing, etc.
  • BIOL 105 General Biology I (4)
  • BIOL 106 General Biology II (4)
  • BIOL 211 Genetics (4)
  • BIOL 270 Microbiology (4)
  • CHEM 201 General Chemistry I (5)
  • CHEM 202 General Chemistry II (5)
  • CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • CHEM 323 Supplemental Organic Functional Group Chemistry (1)
  • CHEM 360 Principles of Biochemistry (4)
  • PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 212 Principles of Physics II (4)

Choose one of the following options

  • MATH 112 College Algebra (4) and 
  • MATH 113 Trigonometry (3)* or
  • MATH 115 Precalculus Mathematics (4) or
  • MATH 121 Calculus I (4) 

* Although the University of Minnesota specifically requires only MATH 112, Minnesota State Mankato PHYS 111 requires either both MATH 112 and MATH 113, or MATH 115 or higher as prerequisites.

Required Electives Liberal Education Courses (9-12 credits; 3 courses)

Choose 3 courses from

  • Social Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • History

Recommended Electives

  • BIOL 220 Human Anatomy (4) AND
  • BIOL 330 Principles of Human Physiology (4) OR
  • BIOL 431 Comparative Animal Physiology (3)

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) must be taken.

Contact Information

College of Science, Engineering & Technology
Advisor: P. Knoblich D.V.M., Ph.D.