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Preveterinary Medicine

Preveterinary medicine is really not a major, but, rather, a collection of prerequisites for admission to Purdue's College of Veterinary Medicine. Students who enter the College of Agriculture preveterinary medicine program are expected to declare an academic major prior to the conclusion of the freshman year.

The preveterinary medicine curriculum includes courses that are required for admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program offered by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue. This program of study, coordinated by the College of Agriculture Office of Academic Programs, emphasizes the biological and physical sciences that are foundations for successful study of veterinary medicine. The curriculum also includes courses in communication and the social sciences.

Credit Hours Required: 100

Freshman Year
First Semester
Second Semester
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University) (4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II)
(0.5) AGR 12400 (Introduction to College of Agriculture Preveterinary Medicine Program (4) CHM 11600 (General Chemistry)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(4) CHM 11500 (General Chemistry) (3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (1) VM 10200 (Careers in Veterinary Medicine)
(3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(16) (15)

Sophomore Year
Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(3) ANSC 22100 (Principles of Animal Nutrition) (3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(3) BIOL 23100 (Biology III: Cell Structure and Function) (1) AGRY 32100 (Genetics Laboratory)
(2) BIOL 23200 (Laboratory in Biology III: Cell Structure and Function) (3) CHM 25600 (Organic Chemistry)
(3) CHM 25500 (Organic Chemistry) (1) CHM 25601 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory)
(1) CHM 25501 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory) (3) Agricultural selective
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods) (3) Economics selective
(3) Humanities selective (3) Social science selective
(18) (17)

Junior Year
Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(3) BCHM 30700 (Biochemistry) (4) BIOL 22100 (Introduction to Microbiology)
(4) PHYS 22000 (General Physics) (4) PHYS 22100 (General Physics)
(6) Agricultural selectives (7) Agricultural selectives
(3) Humanities selective (3) Written or oral communication selective
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3+1 Degree Program

It is possible to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in the animal sciences major and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree in seven years. This combined 3+1 program includes three years of preprofessional courses in the College of Agriculture and four years in the D.V.M. program. The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded after the student has successfully completed all first-year curricular requirements at an accredited college of veterinary medicine. To qualify for the Bachelor of Science degree under the provisions of the 3+1 program, at least 100 preprofessional credits must be earned, and specified course requirements must be fulfilled in the animal sciences major. Contact an animal sciences academic advisor for specific requirements.