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)
  • 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 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          


Premedical Student Workshops

For more information, and to register to attend, click on the presentation title:

Pre-Medical Track Q & A Open Forum with Paul or Alexis

Wed Nov 15

5:30 PM

MedSchool Express: Intro to Pre-Medicine

Thu Nov 16

6:00 PM

MedSchool Express: Intro to Pre-Veterinary

Tue Nov 28

4:00 PM 

Pre-Medical Track Q & A Open Forum with Paul or Alexis

Wed Nov 29

5:00 PM

Accepted vs. Not Accepted into Med School: Now What ?

Thu Nov 30

5:30 PM

Applying to Physician Assistant Schools 

Tue Dec 5

4:00 PM

Applying to Dental Schools  Wed Dec 6

4:00 PM

Applying to Optometry Schools  Thur Dec 7

4:00 PM

Applying to Veterinary Schools  Tue Dec 12

4:00 PM

The Almighty MCAT: Overview & Prep Wed Dec 13

4:00 PM

Applying to Medical Schools  Thur Dec 14

4:00 PM

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