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PreVeterinary Medicine Advising Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity 4
KAD   10120 Biological Foundations 4
    30140 Cell Biology 4
    30156 Elements of Genetics 3
    30171 General Microbiology 4
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 4
KBS   10061 General Chemistry II 4
KBS   10062 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1
KBS   10063 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    30284 Introductory Biological Chemistry 4
    30481 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
    30482 Organic Chemistry II 3
KCM ENG 11011 College Writing I 2 3
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3 3
KAD   11022 Trigonometry 3
    30011 Basic Probability and Statistics 3
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I 4
KBS   13002 General College Physics II 4
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I 1
KBS   13022 General College Physics Laboratory II 1
  Biology Upper-Division Electives 4 7
  General Electives 5 14

1 The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine recommends an organic chemistry laboratory, but it is not required. However, organic chemistry laboratory course are required by other veterinary schools.

2 The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine required one semester of writing/composition. Other veterinary schools require two semesters; ENG 21011 College Writing II is recommended. 

3 Additional mathematics courses are recommended, but not required.

4 Students may choose any upper-division BSCI courses to fulfill this requirement. The following courses are recommended:

BSCI 30518 Vertebrate Anatomy (4)
BSCI 30519 Vertebrate Embryology and Developmental Anatomy (4)
BSCI 40143 Eukaryotic Cell Biology (3)
BSCI 40174 Immunology (3)
BSCI 40430 Animal Physiology (3)
BSCI 40433 Mammalian Physiology I (3)
BSCI 40444 Mammalian Physiology Laboratory (1)
BSCI 40515 Animal Behavior (3)
BSCI 40556 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
BSCI 40581 Animal Parasitology (4)


5 Courses in art, communication studies, economics, history, music, literature, psychology and/or sociology are recommended to meet veterinary school prerequisites.

Note: All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.