Preveterinary Courses

The following KU courses meet minimum entry requirements for the Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine: 

  • ENGL 101 Composition or 105 Freshman Honors English (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 102 Critical Reading & Writing or 205 Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar (3)
     
  • COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication or 131 Honors (3)
     
  • ​BIOL 150 Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology or 151 Honors (4)
  • BIOL 152 Principles of Organismal Biology (4, required to take 350)
  • BIOL 350 Principles of Genetics or 360 Honors (3)
  • BIOL 400 Fundamentals of Microbiology or 401 Honors (3), and 402 Lab (2)
  • BIOL 600 Introductory Biochemistry (3), or BIOL 636 Biochemistry I and 638 Biochemistry II 
     
  • CHEM 130 General Chemistry I, 170 for Chemical Science Majors, or 190 Honors (5)
  • CHEM 135 General Chemistry II, 175 for Chemical Science Majors, or 195 Honors (5)
  • CHEM 330 Organic Chemistry I, and 331 Lab (2)
  • K-State doesn't require a second-semester of organic chemistry with lab, however, many veterinary colleges do, e.g., CHEM 330, 331, 335 and 336.
  • PHSX 114 College Physics I (4), 210 for Engineers I (3) and 216 Lab (1), 211 General Physics I (4) and 216 Lab (1), or 213 Honors (5)
  • PHSX 115 College Physics II (4), 212 General Physics II (3) and 236 Lab (1), or 214 Honors (4)
  • 12 hours of social sciences and humanities
  • Electives to reach a total of at least 64 credit hours

Additional science courses are recommended, especially BIOL 546 Mammalian Physiology (3).

For a printable list of requirements visit our Resource page!

For requirements for other veterinary schools, see the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

Here's one option for sequencing required and recommended sciences:

1st Fall 1st Spring 2nd Fall 2nd Spring 3rd Fall 3rd Spring 4th Fall 4th Spring
Chemistry I Chemistry II Organic I Organic II Biochemistry Physics II    
Biology I Biology II Organic I Lab Organic II Lab Physics I Mammalian Physiology    
    Microbiology Genetics        
    Microbiology Lab          

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