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 2023-2024 First- and Second-Year 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, BIOL 114, 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 332 or BIOL / BCHM 401|
|Biochemistry (1 semester)||
BIOL 304 or BIOL/BCHM 403*
|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
Statistics: MATH 147 or PSYC 243 or BME 340 (only available to students in the Biomedical Engineering Program)
- BIOL 115 or its FRI equivalent: https://www.binghamton.edu/first-year-research-immersion/how-it-works/course-sequence.html