Veterinary medical schools have somewhat different sets of prerequisite courses necessary for admission. The courses offered by Kent State University that are most frequently required are listed below. Please consult with the individual schools are you are considering for their specific course prerequisites.


  • CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 10062 General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHEM 10061 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 10063 General Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CHEM 20481 Basic Organic Chemistry I
    • OR: CHEM 30481 Organic Chemistry I
  • Pair CHEM 20481 or CHEM 30481 with:
    • CHEM 30475 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

Some schools may require additional organic chemistry:

  • CHEM 20482 Basic Organic Chemistry II
    • OR: CHEM 30482 Organic Chemistry II
  • Pair CHEM 20482 or CHEM 30482 with:
    • CHEM 30476 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Most schools require one semester of biological chemistry:

  • CHEM 30284 Introductory Biological Chemistry
    • OR: CHEM 40245 Biochemical Foundations of Medicine


  • BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity
  • BSCI 10120 Biological Foundations
  • BSCI 30140 Cell Biology
  • BSCI 30156 Genetics
  • BSCI 30171 General Microbiology


  • PHY 13001 General College Physics
  • PHY 13012 General College Physics Laboratory
  • PHY 13002 General College Physics
  • PHY 13022 General College Physics Laboratory


  • MATH 30011 Basic Probability and Statistics
    • OR: MATH 12022 Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences


  • MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus AND MATH 11022 Trigonometry


  • MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I OR MATH 12012 Calculus for Life Sciences

Additional Courses Frequently Required:

Communications Courses:

  • COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication


  • BSCI 40174 Immunology

Physiology Courses:

  • BSCI 40430 Animal Physiology

Animal Nutrition or Animal Science Courses:

Not offered through KSU, but may be taken transient with prior approval through Colorado State University, Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University and University of Kentucky.

View the Pre-Veterinary Medicine advising program here.