The MSU Preveterinary Program Curriculum follows the course requirements for admission to the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program to ensure you complete all prerequisites before entering the Program.

To earn a bachelor’s degree prior to entering the DVM Program, you will be required to complete additional courses outlined by your selected major. Completing a bachelor’s degree is not required for application or entry to the DVM Program, however, all students must declare a degree-granting major at the end of their sophomore year. If you do not complete a bachelor’s degree before entering the DVM Program, you can complete the required credits to receive a bachelor’s degree in veterinary science as part of your DVM coursework.

General Education Course Requirements
  • Course

    Description

    Semester Credits

  • WRA 101
    Writing Rhetoric and American Cultures
    4
  • IAH (201-210)
    Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities
    4
  • IAH (211 or higher)
    Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities
    4
  • ISS (210 – 235)
    Integrative Studies in Social Science
    4
  • ISS (305-336)
    Integrative Studies in Social Science
    4
Math and Science Requirements
  • Course

    Description

    Semester Credits

  • MTH 116
    College Algebra and Trigonometry (or its equivalent: MTH 103 and 114)
    5 (or 6 for the equivalent courses)
  • CEM 141
    General Chemistry
    4
  • CEM 161
    General Chemistry Laboratory
    1
  • CEM 251
    Organic Chemistry I
    3
  • CEM 252
    Organic Chemistry II
    3
  • CEM 255
    Organic Chemistry Laboratory
    2
  • BS 161
    Cell and Molecular Biology
    3
  • BS 171
    Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
    2
  • BS 162
    Organismal and Population Biology
    3
  • BMB 401
    Basic Biochemistry
    4
  • PHY 231
    Introductory Physics I
    3
  • PHY 251
    Introductory Physics I Laboratory
    1
  • PHY 232
    Introductory Physics II
    3
  • PHY 252
    Introductory Physics II laboratory
    1
Advanced Biology Elective
Select One Course
  • Course

    Description

    Semester Credits

  • ANS 314
    Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals
    4
  • ANS 409
    Advancement of Reproduction
    4
  • ANS 435
    Mammary Physiology
    4
  • ANS 445
    Equine Exercise Physiology
    4
  • ANS 455
    Avian Physiology
    4
  • BLD 434
    Clinical Immunology
    3
  • ENT 460
    Medical Entomology
    3
  • IBIO 341
    Fundamental Genetics
    4
  • IBIO 408
    Histology
    4
  • IBIO 425
    Cells and Development
    4
  • MMG 301
    Introduction to Microbiology
    3
  • MMG 409
    Eukaryotic Cell Biology
    3
  • MMG 451
    Immunology
    3
  • NEU 300
    Neurobiology
    3
  • PSL 310
    Physiology for Health Professionals
    4

This information may also be found in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Undergraduate Student Handbook on pages 5, 6, and 8.