Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Coursework Information

The pre-professional program that prepares students for admission into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University emphasizes science, math, and communication.  The minimum coursework requirements for the pre-veterinary program are:

COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
PHYS 111/11L Physics I/Lab 5
PHYS 112/112L Physics II/Lab 5
CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab 5
CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab 5
BIOL 180/180L Principles of Biology/Lab 4
BIOL 240/240L Microbiology/Lab 5
CHEM 304/304L Essentials of Organic Chemistry/Lab 5
CHEM 360/360L Essentials of Biochemistry/Lab 5
AGRI 615 Genetics of Livestock Improvement 3
BIOL 325/325L Genetics/Lab 4
Humanities Electives   6
Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives   6
Additional recommended coursework includes:    
MIS 101 Intro to Computer Information Systems 3
AGRI 111 Animal Science 3
MATH 122 Plane Trigonometry 3
AGRI 214 Principles of Feeding 3
AGRI 616 Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals 4
BIOL 260/260L Introductory Zoology 4

The pre-veterinary medicine coursework listing does not lead to any individual degree; therefore, it is recommended that students pursue a 4-year discipline degree program while completing this coursework.

NOTE: Completion of the pre-veterinary medicine coursework does not guarantee admission into the professional veterinary medicine program.