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Pre-Veterinary Minor

Develop A Strong Foundation To Get Accepted Into Veterinary School And Thrive In The Field

Immaculata’s pre-vet minor will prepare you with the skills and knowledge necessary to gain admission to veterinary school and to help you thrive in the field. The minor provides a strong foundation in the sciences and includes the prerequisite courses veterinary programs require.

While at IU, you will pursue a major in your selected area (typically biology or chemistry) with the addition of the pre-vet minor. You will take courses in animal behavior, vertebrate biology and physiology. You will also receive guidance from your advisor to prepare for the highly competitive process of applying to veterinary school.

At A Glance

Program: Minor
Audience: Undergraduate students
Format: Face-to-face classes
Next Start Date: August 26, 2024
Time to Completion Four years

"The biology and chemistry professors were always willing to assist their students in any way possible. I knew that if I had a question or concern with the material, I could always count on them being there to help. After entering veterinary medical school, I was astounded as to how much the Biology program had prepared me for the rigorous coursework."

Sirena Melendez
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

The pre-vet minor at Immaculata is carefully designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully gain admission to veterinary school and to help you thrive as a veterinary physician.

Immaculata alumni have been accepted to these veterinary programs:

  • Atlantic Veterinary College at University of Prince Edward Island
  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Long Island School of Veterinary Medicine

While at IU, you pursue a major in your selected interest (typically biology or chemistry) with the addition of the pre-vet minor. This combination will insure that you enroll in the appropriate courses to satisfy veterinary school admission requirements. You will also receive direction and advice from your advisor regarding the next steps you should be taking to prepare for application to veterinary school.

In addition to the requirements of the biology or chemistry majors, highlights of the pre-vet minor include:

  • Special problems—clinical experience and shadowing
  • Animal behavior
  • Principles of physiology

Minor Requirements

  • BIOL 233 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 234 Genetics
  • BIOL 291/292 Special Problems
  • BIOL 309 Vertebrate Biology
  • BIOL 305 Evolution and Diversity
  • BIOL 340 Animal Behavior
  • BIO 355 Principals of Physiology
  • CHEM 103 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 104 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 330 Biochemistry I or Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 366
  • MATH 207 Applied Calculus I
  • MATH 208 Applied Calculus II
  • PHY 203 Physics I
  • PHY 204 Physics II
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