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College of Veterinary Medicine

Preprofesional Curriculum

SubjectsSemesters*
Biochemistry † 1 semester
Biology with laboratory (diversity, developmental, cell structure) 2 semesters
Calculus 1 semester
Careers in Veterinary Medicine (if available) 1 semester
Chemistry (Inorganic) with laboratory 2 semesters
Chemistry (organic) with laboratory 2 semesters
Communication (interpersonal, persuasion or speech) 1 semester
English composition 1 semester
Genetics with laboratory 1 semester
Humanities (foreign languages, cognitive sciences and social sciences) 3 semesters
Microbiology (general or medical) with laboratory 1 semester
Nutrition (animal) 1 semester
Physics with laboratory 2 semesters
Statistics 1 semester

Purdue University courses or combinations of courses that will meet these requirements are listed here. (Semester credits are shown in parentheses.)

Biochemistry — BCHM 30700 (3); or BCHM 56100 (3) and 56200 (3); or CHM 33300 (3).

Biology — Biology—BIOL 11000 (4), 11100 (4), 23100 (3) (23000-accepted substitute for 23100) and 23200 (2); or BIOL 12100 (2), 13100 (2), 13500 (2), 23100 (3) (23000-accepted substitute for 23100) and 23200 (2).

Calculus — MA 22300 (3), MA 23100 (3), MA 16100 (5) or MA 16500 (4).

Careers in Veterinary Medicine — VM 10200 (1).

Chemistry (inorganic) — CHM 11100 (3), 11200 (3), and 11600 (4); or CHM 11500 (4) and 11600 (4).

Chemistry (organic) — CHM 25500 (3), 25501 (1), 25600 (3) and 25601 (1); or CHM 25700 (4) and 25701 (1).

Communication — COM 11400 (3), 21200 (3), 21700 (3) or 22400 (3).

English Composition — ENGL 10100 (3) and 10200 (3); or ENGL 10300 (3); or ENGL 10600 (4); or ENGL 10800 (3).

Genetics — BIOL 24000 (3) and 24200 (2); or AGRY 32000 (3) and 32100 (1).

Humanities electives — Humanities electives include the areas of languages, cognitive sciences and social sciences.

Microbiology — BIOL 22100 (4); or BIOL 43800 (3) and 43900 (2).

Nutrition — ANSC 22100 (3).

Physics — PHYS 22000 (4) and 22100 (4).

Statistics — STAT 30100 (3) or 50300 (3).

Other recommended courses — accounting (MGMT 20000); animal sciences, including other animal nutrition courses (ANSC 32400); biochemistry laboratory (BCHM 30900); business/technical writing (ENGL 42000, 42100); chemistry (CHM 22400); economics (AGEC 21700, ECON 21000, 25100, 25200); immunobiology (BIOL 53700); leadership (CSR 30900); personal finance (CSR 34200).

Curriculum requirements are subject to change without published notice.

* Core subjects may vary as to the number of semesters required depending on the overall design and content of the core courses on a particular campus (e.g., 1 semester vs. 2 semesters). Please consult with your undergraduate advisor and refer to the course descriptions on the website.

† This course should be a complete upper-division course; half of a two-semester sequence will not satisfy this requirement.

Note: Purdue pre-veterinary students should follow their undergraduate programs of study regardless of minimums indicated.