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Biology (BS) Pre-Veterinary

The Biology (BS) Pre-Veterinary program, part of Biology’s Pre-Professional specialization, is designed to prepare students to apply to veterinary schools. Students can enroll in specialized classes such as animal behavior, comparative anatomy, comparative physiology, animal nutrition, histology, embryology and parasitology. These courses will provide students with an educational background that will make them competitive when applying for acceptance to veterinary schools.

Where Are Our Pre-Veterinary Graduates? (Since 2008)

  • Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University
  • Ross University School of Medicine
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University
  • University of Health Sciences Antigua

Biology (BS) Pre-Veterinary Course Offerings

In addition to its required courses, Barry’s Biology (BS) Pre-Veterinary program offers a variety of elective courses for its majors, including but not limited to:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Neurobiology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Parasitology
  • Biochemistry
  • Epidemiology
  • Histology
  • Embryology
  • Immunology

For full course descriptions, visit https://www.barry.edu/biology/about/course-descriptions.html

Student Organizations

Students in the Biology (BS) Pre-Veterinary program have the opportunity to continue learning outside of the classroom by becoming involved in Barry’s biology-related student organizations, such as Pals-4-Paws, the Pre-Veterinary Club and the Tri-Beta Honor Society.

For a full listing of biology-related student organizations at Barry, visit https://www.barry.edu/biology/about/student-organizations.html  

Program Overview: Pre-Professional Specialization

This major requires a minimum of 40 credits including Biology 104, 112, 216, 341 and at least one course from each of the following core areas:

  • Growth and Development (Human or Comparative Anatomy)
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology (Cell Biology or Microbiology)
  • Physiological and Biochemical Principles (Human or Comparative Physiology)
  • Environmental Biology (Ecology or Marine Biology or Environmental Science)
  • Biological Theory (Evolution or Seminar or Virology)

Students must also fulfill the following non-biological requirements:

  • Chemistry (16 semester hours)
  • Calculus (Note prerequisites)
  • Physics (8 semester hours)
  • Theology or Philosophy (Bioethics or Environmental Ethics)

Note: Students planning to teach at the secondary level should add Biology 476.

For a full listing of requirements, including course numbers, visit https://www.barry.edu/undergraduate-catalog/

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