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Recommended PreVeterinary Courses

Policies

CLEP Credit & Correspondence Study  Check with specific veterinary schools you want to apply to; policies vary by school.

AP Credits

Policies vary by school, but AP credits must appear on official transcripts and be equivalent to the appropriate college-level coursework to be considered.

Online Courses

Check with specific veterinary schools you want to apply to; policies vary by school.

Repeats

All repeated courses will be counted in your GPA.

Withdrawals

W’s should be used only for non-academic emergencies, though W’s will not affect GPA.

PreVeterinary Required Course Guide

Note: This course guide is designed for students preparing for veterinary school. Some courses may not be required by all professional schools and some schools may require additional courses not on this list. See a preprofessional advisor for more information. Shaded courses are required at most vet schools.

Math: We recommend students complete at least Math 1050 before taking science classes; science courses rely on the math skills reflected in this list.

Course # Title CR Prereq & Note

990

Pre-Algebra 0 Equivalent to 4 credit hrs.
1010 Intermediate Algebra 4 Prereq: Math 990
1050

College Algebra 4

4 (QA), Prereq: Math 1010
1060 Trigonometry 3

Prereq: Math 1010

1070 Statistics 3 (QB), Prereq: Math 1010
1210 Calculus I 4

(QR), Prereq: Math 1050& 1060

1220 Calculus II 4 (QR), Prereq: Math 1210

Biology: Required biology courses depend on your choice of professional school.

Course # Title CR Prereq & Note

1210

Principles of Biology

4 =1610 +1615 @ SLCC
2010+2015 Evolution & Diversity of Life + Lab 3+1 =1620 +1625 @ SLCC
2020 Cell Biology 3 Prereq: Bio 1210, 2010 & Chem 1210
2030 Genetics 3 Prereq: Bio 2020
3210 Microbiology 4 Prereq: Bio 2020, Elementary Chem
3510+3515 Biochemistry + Lab 3+2 Prereq: Bio 2020, 2030 & Chem 2310
3320

Comparative Physiology

3

Recommended, Prereq: Bio 2010

3325 Comparative Physiology Lab 3 Recommended, Prereq: Bio 2010, 2015 & 3320
5370 Mammalogy 3 Prereq: Bio 3310 or 3320
5375 Mammalogy Lab 1 Prereq: Bio 3310 or 3320
5385 Ornithology (Birds) 4 Prereq: Bio 2010, 2020, 2030
5395 Advanced Field Ornithology 3 Prereq: Bio 5385

Chemistry:

Course # Title CR Prereq & Note

1200

Prep for College Chemistry

3

Usually Online

1208 Intro to Periodic Table 1 Offered online between semesters for 2 weeks.
1210+1215 General Chemistry I +Lab 4+1 Prereq: Math 1050
1220+1225 General Chemistry II +Lab 4+1

Prereq: Chem 1210

2308 Intro to Organic Chemistry 1 Offered online between semesters for 2 weeks.
2310+2315 Organic Chemistry I +Lab 4+2

(QR), Prereq: Math 1050& 1060

2320+2325 Organic Chemistry II +Lab 4+2 (QR), Prereq: Math 1210

Physics:

Course # Title CR Prereq & Note

2010+2015

General Physics I +Lab

4+1

Prereq: Math 1060

2020+2025 General Physics II +Lab 4+1 Prereq: Math 1060

Non-Science:

English Composition

Need 2 semesters (WRTG 2010 & CW) or more, depending on the school.

Communication 1 or more Public Speaking, Speech, or other Communication courses.
Social Sciences /Arts / Humanities Most schools require 1 course or more from each area.

Contact PreProfessional Advising

801-581-5744
ppa@advising.utah.edu



PPA Advisor Office Locations:

Main PPA Office: Mayumi Kasai and Cari Winger: Building 44, Room 206 [MAP]  


Marriott Library: Shelley Nicholson and Tam Mai: On the 2nd floor, in the South West corner of the Knowledge Commons


HPER North: Amy Urbanek, Room 234 

 


Fall 2017
Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thu.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The office will be closed for planned events on:

  • Labor Day: Monday, September 4
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 23
  • Christmas Day: Monday, December 25
  • University Closure Day: Monday, December 26
  •  University Closure Day: Friday, December 29

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ONLY current University students and Alumni with a UNID can book their appointments ONLINE.
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If you are a prospective student (freshman, transfer, post-baccalaureate) visiting our office for the first time, please call 801-581-5744 or email ppa@advising.utah.edu to schedule an appointment. 

 

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Last Updated: 8/22/17