Department of Animal Science

Pre-professional curriculum in veterinary medicine

Students considering the Pre-Veterinary Program should consult with the Pre-Veterinary advisor in the Darr College of Agriculture.

Option I: To be eligible to apply to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri, a minimum of 64 hours must be completed including the following courses:

  1. CHM 160(4), 161(1), 170(3), 171(1), 200(5), and 350(3)
  2. COM 115(3); ENG 110(3); MTH 138(5), or 135(3) and 181(3); PHY 123(4) and 124(4)
  3. 10 hours of biological sciences are recommended: BIO 210(3) or 310(5), and 380(5)
  4. Additional 10 hours of coursework in the social sciences and humanities

Option II: By completing this option of approximately 100 hours, a student may apply for a B.S. degree in Animal Science from Missouri State University after successfully completing the first two years in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri. 

  1. General Education Requirements (43-51 hours)
  2. Science and Mathematics Requirements (38-47 hours): BIO 210(3) or 310(5), 380(5); CHM 160(4),* 161(1),* 170(3), 171(1), 200(5) and 350(3); MTH 138(5)* or 135(3)* and 181(3); and PHY 123(4)* and 124(4)
  3. Agriculture Requirements (32 hours): AGS 101(4), 301(3), 302(3) or 306(3), 311(3), 316(3) and 511(3); AGN 115(3) or AGP 103(3); AGN 215(3); AGB 144(4); AGR 330(3)

*May count toward General Education requirements.