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Veterinary School Requirements

Course Requirements for Selected Veterinary Schools

The list of Hunter College Courses is meant as a catalogue of courses in selecting appropriate and corresponding courses to an allied health professions's school admissions requirements. This catalogue of courses is not meant to detail pre-requisites for admission to all health professions schools. Again, this catalogue of courses is listed to assist students in their course planning.

Course Pre-Requirements for each individual school are listed within the school's text box; students may refer to the individual school's requirements and compare to the corresponding Hunter College course.

disclaimer: This information is an overview and should in NO WAY substitute for personally reviewing requirements for each school.

Corresponding Science Courses for the
Health Professions at Hunter College:

  • BIOL 100 (spring and summer)—General Biology I (with Lab)
  • BIOL 102 (fall)—General Biology II (with Lab)
  • BIOL 120 (fall) and BIOL 122 (spring)—Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 203 (spring)—Genetics (spring)
  • BIOL 230 (spring)—Microbiology (spring)
  • BIOL 270 (fall)—Intro to Neuroscience (fall)
  • BIOL 300 or CHEM 376—Biochemistry

  • CHEM 102—General Chemistry I Lecture
  • CHEM 104—General Chemistry II Lecture
  • CHEM 106—General Chemistry Lab I and II
  • CHEM 222—Organic Chemistry I Lecture
  • CHEM 223—Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 224—Organic Chemistry II Lecture
  • CHEM 225—Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • PHYS 110—Genereal Physics I (with Lab)
  • PHYS 120—Genereal Physics II (with Lab)

  • MATH 150—Calculus I
  • MATH 155—Calculus II
  • STAT 213—Statistics

  • ENGL 110—English Composition I
  • ENGL 220—English Composition II (or any writing-intensive course)

Medical Terminology—no corresponding course at Hunter. You must ePermit the course.


Social Science Courses

  • ECO 100—Introduction to Economics
  • SOC 100—Introduction to Sociology
  • PSYCH 100—Introduction to Psychology—(or introduction to any of the behavioral sciences)
  • PSYCH 150—Developmental: The Development of the Life Span—(or introduction to any of the behavioral sciences)
  • Public Speaking—any course where you are required to give classroom presentations

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Cornell University

Minimum GPA: N/A
Admission Exam: GRE / MCAT not required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 2 Semesters of Biology (with Lab)
  • 2 Semesters of General (Inorganic) Chemistry (with Lab)
  • 1 Semester of Organic Chemistry (with Lab Recommended)
  • 1 Semester of Advanced Life Science
  • 1 Semester of Biochemistry (with Lab Preferred)
  • 2 Semesters of Physics (with Lab)
  • 2 Semesters of English Composition

Recommended Coursework:

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Physiology
  • Genetics

Required Application:

  • Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

Website: https://www.vet.cornell.edu/education/doctor-veterinary-medicine/admissions/requirements/prerequisite-courses


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University 

Tufts University

Minimum GPA: N/A
Admission Exam: GRE required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 2 Semesters of General Biology (with Lab)
  • 2 Semesters of General Chemistry (with Lab)
  • 2 Semesters of Organic Chemistry (with Lab)
  • 1 Semester of Genetics (unless included in General Biology)
  • 1 Semester of Biochemistry
  • 2 Semesters of Mathematics
  • 2 Semesters of English
  • 2 Semesters of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • 2 Semesters of Humanities and Fine Arts

Recommended Coursework:

  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Comparative or Developmental Anatomy

Required Application:

  • Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

Website: https://vet.tufts.edu/admissions/dvm-admissions/prerequisites-of-the-dvm-program/


University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Minimum GPA: N/A
Admission Exam: GRE NOT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 6 Semester Credits of English
  • 6 Semester Credits of Social Sciences/Humanities
  • 8 Semester Credits of Physics (with Lab)
  • 8 Semester Credits of General Chemistry (with Lab)
  • 4 Semester Credits of Organic Chemistry (with Lab)
  • 9 Semester Credits of Biology
  • 3 Semester Credits of Microbiology
  • 3 Semester Credits of Biochemistry
  • 3 Semester Credits of Calculus
  • 3 Semester Credits of Statistics

Required Application:

  • Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

Website: https://www.vet.upenn.edu/education/vmd-admissions/admissions-process/admissions-requirements


Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Minimum GPA: N/A
Admission Exam: GRE NOT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 2 Semesters of General Biology (with Lab)
  • 1 Semester of Organic Chemistry (with Lab)
  • 2 Semesters of Physics (with Lab)
  • 1 Semester of Biochemistry
  • 2 Semesters of English
  • 2 Semesters of Mathematics
  • 2 Semesters of Humanities/Social Sciences
  • 1 Semester of Medical Terminology

Required Application:

  • Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

Website: https://dvm.vetmed.vt.edu/dvm-admissions/requirements.html


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