The Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Veterinary Medicine) is designed to prepare students for admission into professional programs in veterinary medicine. Completion of the program will ensure that the minimum admission requirements for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University are met. Students must also complete a minimum number of hours of documented observational or work experience under the supervision of a veterinarian. Requirements for other schools of veterinary medicine may vary.
The requirements of the Pre-Veterinary Medicine program are based on the general requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Biology, specifically adjusted for pre-veterinary medicine students. Coursework in anatomy and physiology, microbiology and immunology, genetics, cell biology, nutrition, inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physics prepares students for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or for the Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT), depending on requirements of the veterinary schools to which they are applying, and for future success in the field of veterinary medicine.