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Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE ADVISING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (81 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity 4
KAD   10120 Biological Foundations 4
    30140 Cell Biology 4
    30156 Elements of Genetics 3
    30171 General Microbiology 4
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 4
KBS   10061 General Chemistry II 4
KBS   10062 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1
KBS   10063 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    30284 Introductory Biological Chemistry 4
    30481 Organic Chemistry I* 3
    30482 Organic Chemistry II 3
KCM ENG 11011 College Writing I** 3
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus*** 3
KAD   11022 Trigonometry 3
    30011 Basic Probability and Statistics 3
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I 4
KBS   13002 General College Physics II 4
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I 1
KBS   13022 General College Physics Laboratory II 1
  Choose from the following: 7
  BSCI 30518 Vertebrate Anatomy (4)  
    30519 Vertebrate Embryology and Developmental Anatomy (4)  
    40143 Eukaryotic Cell Biology (3)  
    40174 Immunology (3)  
    40430 Animal Physiology (3)  
    40433 Mammalian Physiology I (3)  
    40444 Mammalian Physiology Laboratory I (1)  
    40515 Animal Behavior (3)  
    40556 Vertebrate Zoology (4)  
    40581 Animal Parasitology (4)  
  Kent Core Humanities and Social Sciences**** 14
  MINIMUM TOTAL 82


* The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine recommends an organic chemistry laboratory, but it is not required. However, organic chemistry laboratory course are required by other veterinary schools.

** The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine required one semester of writing/composition. Other veterinary schools require two semesters; ENG 21011 College Writing II is recommended. 

***Additional mathematics courses are recommended, but not required.

****Courses in Communication Studies, Economics, History, Psychology and/or Sociology.

Note: All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.