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Oklahoma State University
Center For Veterinary Health Sciences

Healthy Animals - Healthy People

Required Pre-Vet Courses

Field of Study (OSU Courses) Minimum Semester Credit Hours

English

(ENGL 1113 & 1213, Composition I and II. May include Speech, Literature, English or Technical Writing)

9

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

Statistics

For the 2018-2019 cycle, Algebra and Statistics will be accepted. Starting in the 2019-2020 cycle, only Statistics will be accepted.

(STAT 2013, Elementary Statistics)

3

Physics

Must include a lab

(PHYS 1114 & 1214, General Physics)

8

Animal Nutrition+*

Available by correspondence, OSU

(ANSI 3543, Principles of Animal Nutrition)

3

Biological Sciences

General Zoology, or equivalent & Lab

Biology for science majors

The equivalent of the above may have different titles, or, if completed at OSU:

BIOL 1604, Animal Biology
BIOL 1114, Introductory Biology

8

Microbiology

Must include a lab

(MICR 2123, Introduction to Microbiology)

(MICR 2132, Introduction to Microbiology Lab)

4-5

Genetics+**

(ANSI 3423, Animal Genetics

or PLNT 3554, Plant Genetics & Biotechnology

or BIOL 3023, 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 for 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.