Nov 30, 2023  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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Biology Advisors

Dr. Kimberly M. Bates and Dr. Nicole Aulik, Biology Advisors
228 Pasteur Hall (507.457.5458)

Chemistry Advisors

Dr. Sara Hein - 342 Pasteur Hall (507.457.5294)
Dr. Thomas Nalli - 350 Pasteur Hall (507.457.2476)

This program is designed for entry into the University of Minnesota (U of M) College of Veterinary Medicine. All applicants must have completed at least three years of college work. A degree in biology or chemistry fits best with the required courses, but other degrees are acceptable.

All applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants must also apply through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS), and they must meet the application deadline of October 1. For general admission and other useful information, applicants are encouraged to visit the VMCAS website at; click on VMCAS. Students planning to apply to other schools of veterinary medicine should consult the entry requirements of their chosen veterinary schools. Students should meet early with an advisor to plan their programs of study.

Required Courses

These courses fulfill the entrance requirements of the U of M College of Veterinary Medicine. These courses do not constitute a degree. For degree requirements, see the Biology Program  or Chemistry Program  requirements in this catalog.


STAT 110  (3 S.H.), Fundamentals of Statistics, is not required, but is recommended by the U of M College of Veterinary Medicine.

12 to 18 elective credits to be chosen from the two groups below:

  • History and Social Sciences (6-9 credits): Economics (recommended), geography, history, political science, psychology, social science, and sociology courses.
  • Arts and Humanities (6-9 credits): Art, literature, music, philosophy, theater, religion, and foreign language literature courses. The U of M College of Veterinary Medicine does not accept introductory and intermediate language courses as arts and humanities courses. (Additional courses are required for students who do not earn a bachelor’s degree at WSU; see the U of M College of Veterinary Medicine Catalog.)


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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