All veterinary schools have different requirements for admission, but most schools require the completion of the GRE, and multiple courses in biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics.
Although there are many professional programs from which to choose and we encourage students to apply to multiple programs, our pre-professional advising is aligned with the program with which we are most closely affiliated–the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine at West Lafayette.
Students interested in a veterinary medical education at Purdue must complete 2-3 years of required course work in order to be eligible to apply to the program. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is NOT required for admission at Purdue beginning in 2017. Other vet schools may still require it.
- BIOL-K101 Concepts of Biology I (5 cr.)
- BIOL-K103 Concepts of Biology II (5 cr.)
- BIOL-K322 / BIOL-K323 Genetics and Molecular Biology/Lab(3 cr./2cr.)
- BIOL-K356 / BIOL-K357 Microbiology/Lab or MICR-J210 Microbiology and Immunology (4 cr. to 5 cr.)
- BIOL-K384 Biological Chemistry or CHEM-C384 (3 cr.)
- CHEM-C105 / CHEM-C125 Principles of Chemistry I/Lab (3 cr./2 cr.)
- CHEM-C106 / CHEM-C126 Principles of Chemistry II/Lab (3 cr./2 cr.)
- CHEM-C341 / CHEM-C343 Organic Chemistry I/Lab (3 cr./2 cr.)
- CHEM-C342 Organic Chemistry II(3 cr.)
- PHYS-P201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
- PHYS-P202 General Physics II (5 cr.)
- STAT 30100 Elementary Statistical Methods I or STAT-N501 or SPEA-K300 (3 cr.)
- ANSC 22300 Animal Nutrition (may be taken at Purdue WL or online) (3 cr.)
- ENG-W131 English Composition I (3 cr.)
- COMM-R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)
- Arts and Humanities electives (9 cr.)