Biology (BS) Pre-Veterinary
This program will prepare you to apply to veterinary schools throughout the country. You can enroll in specialized classes such as animal behavior, comparative anatomy, physiology, histology, embryology, and parasitology. These courses will provide you with an educational background that will make you more competitive when applying for acceptance to veterinary school.
We have a mentor-mentee program for incoming freshmen and our advisors stay with the student for the full four year program. Our student/teacher ratio is low and many of our faculty conduct research allowing students to get valuable experience in research techniques.
Where Are Our Graduates
- Atlantic Veterinary College
- St. Georges University Veterinary School, Grenada
- Ross University School of Medicine
- Tuskegee University, School of Veterinary Medicine
- Western University of Health Sciences, Antigua
A major requires a minimum of 40 credits including Botany, Zoology, Biological Foundations, Genetics, and at least one course from each of the following core areas:
- Growth and development: Comparative Anatomy or Human Anatomy
- Cellular and molecular biology: Microbiology and/or Cell Biology
- Physiological and biochemical principles: Human Physiology or Comparative Physiology
- Environmental biology: Marine Biology or Ecology or Biodiversity of Ecosystems
- Biological theory: Evolution or Seminar
Students must also fulfill the following biology, chemistry, and physics requirements:
- General Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis and Organic Chemistry
- Calculus I
- 8 semester hours of physics
- Teaching of Biology in the Secondary School (students planning to teach at the secondary level only)
Electives for Biology include animal behavior, parasitology, histology, and embryology. These are often pre-requisites to admission in veterinary school.