Courses for a Degree in Veterinary Science

A college degree in veterinary science focuses on the health of animals.

For this major you’ll take lots of veterinary science classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a veterinarian.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in veterinary science:

Core Veterinary Science Courses:

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology + Lab
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry + Lab
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Principles of Organismal Biology
  • Comparative Anatomy
  • Mammalian Physiology 

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology