Advising Course Plan - Aquatic and Marine Biology Major - Veterinary School Interest

Plan for Students Interested in Veterinary School

This plan indicates an effective way to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Aquatic and Marine Biology and to complete the prerequisites for most veterinary programs (although these can differ depending on the vet school).

First Year
Fall
BIOL 141PIntroductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
MATH 125Q1Introduction to Mathematical and Statistical Modeling1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 142PIntroductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
General Education requirement1
MATH 1301Calculus I with Review Part I1
General Education requirement1
BIOL 100Current Perspectives Biology0.0
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 243QBiostatistics1
CHEM 141PGeneral Chemistry I1
PHYS 121P2College Physics I1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 244Introductory Biology III: Ecology and Evolution1
CHEM 142PGeneral Chemistry II1
PHYS 122P2College Physics II1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 3013Microbiology1
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I1
BIOL 398Internship in Aquatic/Marine Biology0.5 to 1
Junior Seminar41
 Term Units3.5 to 4
Spring
BIOL 300 or 400 level course31
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry II1
BIOL 497Research Proposal0.5
Elective1
Elective51
 Term Units4.5
Fourth Year
Summer I
During the summer between third year and fourth year, or early in fourth year, the GRE needs to be taken. 
 Term Units0
Fall
BIOL 300 or 400 level course31
BIOL 498Senior Project1
CHEM 204Biochemistry I1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 300 or 400 level course31
BIOL 499Senior Seminar0.5
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units3.5
Total Unit: 31.5 to 32

Some veterinary schools (including UF) require other courses like Animal Science and Animal Nutrition that must be taken during a summer and/or online before matriculation into that program. 

1

Most veterinary programs require two semesters of Math, typically a statistics and a calculus course. BIOL 243Q may count as the statistics course but the veterinary programs should be consulted.  The timing of the Math course(s) is not critical; it(they) can be taken at a later time. Some students may place into, and wish to take, MATH 141Q.

2

The Physics sequence can be taken later.

3

4 upper division Biology courses must be taken during years 3 and 4.  BIOL 301 must be one and the other 3 must be BIOL 306, BIOL 312, BIOL 313, or BIOL 333.

4

The Junior Seminar can be taken in the spring instead of fall.

5

During the spring of this year or next year, you will need to take another 0.5 or 1 unit course to average 4 units per semester.