Prerequisite Course Requirements
|General (Inorganic) Chemistry with lab I||1|
|General (Inorganic) Chemistry with lab II||1|
|Organic Chemistry with lab I||1|
|Organic Chemistry with lab II||1|
|Biochemistry+ (upper division)||1|
|General Biology with lab I (diversity, developmental, cell structure)||1|
|General Biology with lab II (diversity, developmental, cell structure)||1|
|Microbiology (general or medical) with lab||1|
|Physics with lab I||1|
|Physics with lab II||1|
|Communication (interpersonal, persuasion, or speech/public speaking)||1|
|Humanities (foreign language, cognitive sciences, and social sciences)||3|
|Careers in Veterinary Medicine (if available)||1|
While we accept online lecture courses for our prerequisite courses, we do not accept online labs. All labs must be completed onsite at an institution*.
*Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many higher education institutions around the country are opting for a Pass/Not Pass grading option and online instruction, therefore, the following changes are in effect:
- For the spring 2020 and summer 2020 terms only:
- We will accept a grade of "P" (pass) for any prerequisite courses taken during these terms.
- For the spring, summer, and fall 2020 and spring 2021 terms:
- We will accept online lecture and lab courses taken during these terms.
*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 academic advisor and refer to the course descriptions on the VMCAS web site.
+This course should be a complete upper-division course; half of a 2-semester sequence will not satisfy this requirement.
Purdue pre-veterinary students should follow their undergraduate programs of study regardless of minimums indicated.
Other recommended courses: accounting; animal sciences (including nutrition); biochemistry laboratory; business; business/technical writing; chemistry; economics; embryology; immunology; leadership; personal finance.
All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring semester of the year you begin the veterinary medical program.