Pre-Veterinary

Associate in Science

College degree requirements

Note: Courses listed on degree plan are suggested. Students should consult with their advisor concerning their unique transfer decisions.

Total Degree Credits72
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterCredits
Communications I  
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
Electives  
ANSC 114 Introduction to Animal Sciences 1 2
ANSC 114L Introduction to Animal Sciences Lab 1 1
Math, Science & Technology  
MATH 104 Finite Mathematics 1 3
BIOL 150 General Biology I 3
BIOL 150L General Biology I Lab 1
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Lab 1
 Credits18
Spring Semester
Communications II  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Introduction to Professional Writing  
Electives  
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 122L General Chemistry II Lab 1
VETS 101 Introduction to Veterinary Science 2
Math, Science & Technology  
MATH 146 Applied Calculus I 1 3
BIOL 151 General Biology II 3
BIOL 151L General Biology II Lab 1
 Credits17
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Arts & Humanities  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
Electives  
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 241L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
PHYS 211 College Physics I 4
PHYS 211L College Physics I Lab 1
Enrichment  
Enrichment Course Matrix 2
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Sciences courses) 3
 Credits18
Spring Semester
Arts & Humanities  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
Communications III  
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Electives  
CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry II 1 4
CHEM 242L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 1
PHYS 212 College Physics II 1 4
PHYS 212L College Physics II Lab 1 1
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Sciences courses) 3
 Credits19
 Total Credits72

By following the curricula outlined you can earn an Associate in Science (AS) or Associate in Arts (AA) degree before transferring; however, this is not a two-year Vet-Tech degree. It is important to identify an appropriate major early in your college career. There are several reasons for committing to a degree-granting program. Once a major is decided, the degree plan for that degree should be followed. Although the pre-veterinary medicine requirements can be met in three years, many veterinary colleges give extra consideration for a degree when you apply.