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2013-14 College Catalog

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Pre-Veterinary Medicine - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 56

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.

Veterinarians are important health professionals who are employed in a variety of settings including privately owned practices, group practices, and government or industrial facilities. This area of study is designed to prepare students who plan to apply for admission to veterinary school. Students who have not already earned a B.S. or B.A. will apply to veterinary school after transferring to a four-year college or university. In many colleges, students must choose a major other than pre-veterinary medicine. Students often select a major which will provide an alternative career route should they change their occupational plans. The pre-veterinary curriculum prepares students for veterinary school as well as for bachelor’s degrees in the life sciences, chemistry, or related fields. Pre-veterinary students should obtain a copy of admissions requirements for U.S. and Canadian veterinary schools available through the American Veterinary Medical Colleges, 1522 K Street, Washington, D.C. 20036.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s at least 60 semester hours of credit.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses

6

One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4 credits

BIOL-102General Biology II

4 credits

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-153Precalculus II

3 credits

-or

-higher

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

1-3

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-201Genetics

3 credits

BIOL-202Genetics Lab

1 credit

CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM-102General Inorganic Chemistry II

4 credits

CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II

4 credits

PHYS-103Fundamentals of Physics I

4 credits

PHYS-104Fundamentals of Physics II

4 credits

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-181Calculus I

4 credits

-or

-higher

Total Credit Hours: 62-68