Pre-requisite courses for application for admission to Michigan State University's Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.

  • Mathematics | MTH 106 and 107 or 130
  • General Chemistry | CHM 131 or 161 (CHM 132 is required for CHM 345)
  • Organic Chemistry | CHM 345, 346, 349
  • Biochemistry | CHM 425 OR 521 AND 522 (CHM 211 is required for CHM 521)
  • Physics | PHY 130, 131, 170, 171
  • Biology | BIO 110, 208, 218, 324, 326
  • Principles of Nutrition | FNS 370
  • English | 1-3 credit course that includes composition, reading, speech, and other communication skills
  • Social Science | 2-3 credit courses that include 2 or more of the following: cultural anthropology, economics, human geography, political science, psychology, sociology
  • Arts and Humanities | 2-3 credit courses that include 2 or more of the following: history, literature, music or art history or appreciation, philosophy, religion

Biology Major Pre-professional Option, with modifications recommended for Pre-Veterinary students

  • Requirements: 
    • BIO 110 (4) General Biology for Majors 
    • BIO 203 (3) General Botany 
    • BIO 208 (3) Microbiology
    • BIO 218 (3) General Zoology
    • BIO 324 (3) Cell Biology
    • BIO 326 (4) Genetics
    • BIO 340 (3) Ecology
    • BIO 392 (4) Mammalian Physiology 
    • BIO 500 (3) Biological Statistics 
  • Biology Electives:
    • 13 hours to be selected in consultation with a pre-veterinary medicine advisor.
  • Suggested Electives for Pre-Veterinary Students: 
    • BIO 337: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 
    • BIO 536: Histology 
    • BIO 597: Immunology 
    • BIO 544: Developmental Biology 
    • BIO 577: Hematology 
    • BIO 580: Medical Microbiology 
Required Biology Hours: 42

Required Cognates for Biology Major Pre-Professional Option (additional pre-requisites for vet school may be in addition to these listed below or these may be in addition to requirements for veterinary school)

  • CHM 131 and 132 OR CHM 161 and 211 
  • CHM 345, 356, and 349 
  • PHY 130 and 131 
  • MTH 132 OR MTH 136 
  • BIO 500 OR STA 382 (3). If BIO 500 is elected, it may be counted toward the 42 hours required in BIO.