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 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)
     
  • 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)
  • 330 Organic Chemistry I, and 331 Lab (2)*
     
  • 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

*Some veterinary colleges require a two semester sequence of organic chemistry with labs, e.g., CHEM 330, 331, 335 and 336.

Additional science courses are recommended, especially BIOL 152 Principles of Organismal Biology, which is technically a pre-requisite for BIOL 350, and BIOL 646 Mammalian Physiology.

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 Genetics Organic Biochemistry Physics II    
Biology I Biology II Microbiology Organic Lab Physics I Mammalian Physiology    
    Microbiology Lab          
               
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Some Interesting Courses:

  • ABSC 310 Building Healthy Communities
  • ANTH/GIST 201 & ANTH 202 Culture & Health
  • CLSX 332 Scientific Word Power: Greek and Latin in Science
  • HEIM 210 Health Information Mgmt - Introduction to Healthcare (1) 
  • HEIM 415 Health Information Mgmt - Healthcare Delivery Systems 
  • HEIM 230 Health Information Mgmt - Basic Medical Terminology 
  • HEIM 415 Health Information Mgmt - Healthcare Delivery Systems 
  • HSES 330 Health, Sport, & Exercise Sci - Principles of Nutrition&Health 
  • HUM 125 Humanities - Intro to Medical Humanities 
  • PHIL 676 Philosophy - Medical Ethics:Life & Death Issues
  • PHIL 370 Moral Issues in Medicine (does NOT meet 5.1) 
  • SOC 424 Sociology - Sociology of Health & Medicine 
  • SOC 425 Sociology - Sociology of Global Health 
  • SPLH 261 Speech-Language-Hearing - Survey Communication Disorders 
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