Advising Course Plan - 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 Biology and to complete the prerequisites for most veterinary programs (although these can differ depending on the vet school).

First Year
FallUnits
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
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 244Introductory Biology III: Ecology and Evolution1
CHEM 142PGeneral Chemistry II1
PHYS 122P2College Physics II1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 301Microbiology1
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I1
Junior Seminar31
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 300 or 400 level course1
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry II1
BIOL 497Research Proposal0.5
Elective1
Elective41
 Term Units4.5
Fourth Year
Fall
BIOL 300 or 400 level course1
BIOL 498Senior Project I1
CHEM 204Biochemistry I1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 300 or 400 level course1
BIOL 499Senior Seminar0.5
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units3.5
Total Unit: 32
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 courses can be taken in the third year.

3

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

4

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