Preveterinary medicine is a non-degree granting major designation available to freshman and sophomore students at Michigan State University. It gives students access to the information, people, and resources to best prepare them for the DVM program application. In addition to the DVM program application, students can be admitted to the College through one of our DVM Admission Pathways.

Students must choose a degree-granting major after successfully completing 56 credit hours, including transfer credits. While a Bachelor’s degree is not required for admission in to the DVM Program, it is strongly encouraged. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree has a positive effect on a student’s SIS score (a component in determining admission to the DVM program), provides additional rigor to a student’s schedule, and prepares students for alternative careers.

There is no preference for a particular major in the selection of candidates for admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program. A student may select any major of their choice that meets their educational interests, as long as they complete the pre-requisite courses.

A full list of majors


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Once a student declares a major, they must meet with their major advisor while remaining in contact with prevet advisors. Prevet advisors will provide continued guidance in preparing for a competitive application to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program.

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