Veterinary Medicine

The courses required for admission to veterinary school are listed below, along with their Binghamton University equivalents. Please note that there are still a few idiosyncratic requirements, which do not appear on this list because they are relevant only to one or two veterinary schools. To identify these, you will have to examine each program’s web page. None of these subjects are covered on the GRE, so you have until graduation to complete these requirements. There are several ways in which you can create a course schedule in order to complete the course requirements in a timely manner. These, as well as other information, are discussed in the 2015-16 Freshman Sophomore Pre-Health Handbook (pdf).

Online courses: Some ​professional​ schools do not accept online science courses, especially those with online labs. It is the student's responsibility to check the requirements for each school to which they are applying.

Veterinary School Curriculum Requirements
Course Rubric and Number
Biology (1 year) BIOL 117 & BIOL 118
Inorganic Chemistry (1 year) CHEM 107 & 108 OR
CHEM 111 & CHEM 341 

You MUST choose one sequence. You may NOT switch between sequences. Also, CHEM 107 MUST be taken in the fall semester and CHEM 108 in the spring semester.
Organic Chemistry (1 year) CHEM 231, CHEM 332 & CHEM 335 (lab)
Genetics (1 semester) BIOL/BCHM 401 (formerly BCHM 401)
Biochemistry (1 semester) BIOL/BCHM 403 (formerly BCHM 302)
Microbiology (1 semester) BIOL 314 & BIOL 326 (lab)
Physics (1 year) PHYS 121 & PHYS 122 (or PHYS 131 & PHYS 132)
English (1 year) Any two courses from the following departments: English (ENG), Rhetoric (RHET), Writing (WRIT), Creative Writing (CW) or Comparative Literature (COLI).
Mathematics (1-2 semesters) Calculus: MATH 224 & 225 (formerly MATH 221)
Statistics: MATH 147 or MATH 148 or PSYC 243

Last Updated: 6/22/15