Biology programs

Veterinary Medicine

This program prepares the student for entrance into a college of veterinary medicine. Most veterinary colleges prefer students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, though some accept students after only three years of undergraduate college study. Specific course requirements vary widely between veterinary colleges in different states, therefore students must carefully target a particular school(s) and design their curriculum accordingly. The list below represents a course of study to allow application to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University:

Recommended courses
Arts, humanities and social science electives: 10 credits
Courses in writing: 6 credits
Other electives: 2 credits
BIO 115 - General Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology
BIO 116 - General Biology: Ecology and Organismal Biology
BIO 202 - Genetics
BIO 326x - Biochemistry:Proteins and Metabolism
CHE 111 - General Chemistry
CHE 112 - General Chemistry
CHE 321 - Organic Chemistry
CHE 322 - Organic Chemistry
PHY 111 - General Physics I
PHY 112 - General Physics II
Choose one course: 4 credits
BIO 221 - Human Anatomy
BIO 222 - Human Physiology
Total credits recommended: 62