PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE

 
 

A. Courses in the Major

Students must complete a major while they pursue the preprofessional program. Any liberal arts major can be chosen. Some courses in the major should be completed during the first and second year.

B. Courses in the Pre-Veterinary Program

COURSE

SUGGESTED YEAR

CREDIT HRS.

BIOL 180-200-201 General Biology I, II & III

1st & 2nd Year

12 s.h.

CHEM 111-112 General Chemistry I & II

1st Year

8 s.h.

COMP 100 Composition

1st Year

3 s.h.

COMM 100 Introduction to Communication

1st Year

3 s.h.

Select two from MATH 173,174 Calculus I & II or STAT 101 Intro. to Statistics

1st or 2nd Year

7-8 s.h.

CHEM 221-322 Organic Chemistry I & II

2nd or 3rd Year

8 s.h.

PHYS 103-104 General Physics I & II or
PHYS 203-204 General Physics I & II (calculus based)

2nd or 3rd Year

8 s.h.

BIOL 362 Microbiology

3rd or 4th Year

4 s.h.

CHEM 330 Introductory Biochemistry
(CHEM 332, Biochemistry II, is highly recommended but not required.)

3rd or 4th Year

4 s.h.

C. Recommended Electives

The program listed above is designed to satisfy the course admission requirements of the NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. Additional courses in biology and chemistry are recommended, but not required. They might include such courses as:

BIOL 205-206 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 s.h.)
BIOL 212 General Genetics (4 s.h.)
CHEM 351 Physical Chemistry I (3 s.h.)
CHEM 361 Analytical Chemistry I (4 s.h.)

Notes:

  1. Consult current catalog descriptions of courses concerning prerequisites and time of year when offered in order to plan properly in advance.

  2. This program will satisfy the course requirements for admission at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell, but not necessarily all veterinary schools. Students have the responsibility to check entrance requirements for schools they are interested in.

  3. It is essential that students in preprofessional programs confer regularly with advisors for these programs, beginning at the time of admission to SUNY Oneonta. Questions about the Pre-Veterinary and other pre-health profession programs should be directed to the Program Coordinator, Dr. Lawrence Armstrong, 216 Physical Science Building.