Required Pre-veterinary Courses

Field of Study (OSU Courses)

Minimum Semester Credit Hours

English Composition
(ENGL 1113 & 1213, Composition I and II)

6

English Elective
(may include Speech, Literature, or Technical Writing)

3

Inorganic Chemistry & Lab*
(CHEM 1314 & 1515, General Chemistry I & II)

8

Organic Chemistry & Lab+
Must include aliphatic & aromatic compounds (CHEM 3053, 3153 & 3112, Chemistry I, II, & Lab)
Or
(CHEM 3015, The Chemistry of Organic Compounds)

The 5 hour course is acceptable only if the survey course is with a lab.

8

Biochemistry+
(BIOC 3653, Survey of Biochemistry)

3

Mathematics
(MATH 1513, College Algebra)
Cannot accept statistics

3

Physics
(PHYSC 1114 & 1214, General Physics)

8

Animal Nutrition+*
(ANSI 3543, Principles of Animal Nutrition)
Available by correspondence, OSU

3

Biological Sciences
General Zoology, or equivalent & Lab
Biology elective for science majors
The equivalent of the above may have different titles, or, if completed at OSU:
(ZOOL 1604, Animal Biology)
(BIOL 1114, Introductory Biology)

8

Microbiology & Lab
(MICR 2123, Introduction to Microbiology)
(MICR 2132, Introduction to Microbiology Lab)

5

Genetics (lab recommended but not required)+**
(ANSI 3423, Animal Genetics) or
(PLNT 3554, Plant Genetics & Biotechnology) or
(BIOL 3024, General Genetics)

3

Humanities/Social Sciences
May include courses in English literature, speech, music, art, philosophy, religion, language, history, economics, anthropology, political science, psychology, sociology, and geography.

6

Science and/or Business Elective(s)
Although not included as required, courses in business and commerce are encouraged.

 

Total credit hours minimum prerequisites

64

+  All upper level courses must be taken at a four-year institution. This includes Animal Nutrition, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Organic Chemistry. These courses may not be taken at a two-year or community college.

*  Human, Plant, and species specific Nutrition courses will NOT satisfy the Animal Nutrition requirement. Acceptable Animal Nutrition courses should cover ruminant digestion, absorption, and metabolism.

**  Animal Breeding and Livestock Improvement courses will NOT meet the Genetics requirement.