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 2020-2021 Freshman-Sophomore Pre-Health Handbook
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.
Links to individual schools can be found on the AAVMC website.
Veterinary School Curriculum Requirements
Course Rubric & Number
|Biology (1 year)||BIOL 113 (formerly BIOL 118), BIOL 114 (formerly BIOL 117) and BIOL 115*.|
|Chemistry (1 year)||
Option A: CHEM 104, 105, & 106
Option B CHEM 107-108
Option C: CHEM 111 and 341
You must choose among options A, B, and C. You may not switch between sequences. Be sure to check with your intended major to learn if there is a preferred sequence for that major.
|Organic Chemistry (1 year)||CHEM 231, CHEM 332 & CHEM 335 (lab)|
|Genetics (1 semester)||BIOL/BCHM 401 (formerly BCHM 301)|
|Biochemistry (1 semester)||
BIOL/BCHM 403 (formerly BCHM 302)
|Microbiology (1 semester)||BIOL 314 (lecture) & BIOL 421 (formerly BIOL 326) (lab) - Offered in Fall
BIOL 319 (lecture) & BIOL 329 (lab) - Offered in Spring
BIOL 314 (lecture) - Offered in Fall & BIOL 329 (lab) - Offered in Spring
BIOL 319 (lecture) & BIOL 421 (lab)
|Physics (1 year)||PHYS 121 & PHYS 122 (or PHYS 131 & PHYS 132)|
|English (1 year)||Any course in English (ENG), Rhetoric (RHET), Writing (WRIT), Creative Writing (CW) or Comparative Literature (COLI) departments.|
|Mathematics (1-2 semesters)||Calculus: MATH 224 & 225 (formerly MATH 221)
Statistics: MATH 147 or MATH 148 or PSYC 243 or BME 340 (only available to students in the Biomedical Engineering Program)
1. Students who entered BU prior to Fall '18 completed the Introductory Biology requirement with both BIOL 117 & 118. Students who entered prior to Fall '18 and completed both BIOL 117 and 118 do not need to take BIOL 115.
2. BIOL 115 or its FRI equivalent: https://www.binghamton.edu/first-year-research-immersion/how-it-works/course-sequence.html