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Courses for a Degree in Veterinary Science

In addition to a focus on veterinary science courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Core Veterinary 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