College of Veterinary Medicine

Prerequisites

The College of Veterinary Medicine Admissions Committee views a solid and broad undergraduate experience to be crucial preparation for successful completion of the veterinary curriculum. Applicants will be expected to have completed all the prerequisite courses with a C- or higher before matriculation. As such, the committee strongly recommends completion of the baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation to the DVM program. If a baccalaureate degree has not been earned by the time of application or matriculation, the committee will still base its decisions on the strength and breadth of the applicant's educational background.

We will not evaluate prerequisite coursework until applications are submitted and are under consideration.

We recommend contacting your academic advisor or academic instructors or visit our comparison page for assistance regarding course equivalency. If you are an academic advisor and need additional assistance please contact us.

Prerequisite course requirements for admission into the DVM Program:


Physical & Biological Science Requirements
Semester Credit Hours
Biology with lab
8
Inorganic chemistry with lab
8
Organic chemistry with lab
4
Genetics
3 or 4
Biochemistry
3
Physics with lab
4
Statistics (methods)
3
Algebra, Pre-calculus or higher
3
General Education Requirements* (WSU-UCORE)
English composition/communication**
6
Arts & humanities/social science/history, etc**
21
Total SEMESTER credit hours
64


*If an applicant has received or will receive a bachelor's degree prior to matriculation, the General Education prerequisites are considered fulfilled regardless of credit hours.

**Course titles/classifications of these requirements may vary by institution. Please follow the institution's graduation requirement standards for a guideline or see WSU General Education Program for course examples.

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