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Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Summary of Course Prerequisites
For All VMCAS Member Institutions 2010 Matriculation
The Summary of Course Prerequisites is designed to supplement admission information provided by each institution. The colleges to which you apply may have additional requirements not summarized in this table. Contact each institution to which you wish to apply for a college brochure. This table is for use in 2009 for 2010 matriculation
only and is subject to change. Please direct all questions regarding course prerequisites directly to the institution.
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges 1101 V ermont Avenue, NW Suite 301 Washington, DC 20005

For Matriculation in 2010

Institutional Abbreviations for All VMCAS Member Institutions Information provided by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

School Abbreviation
AUB UCD CSU COR UFL UGA UIL ISU KSU LSU MSU UMN MSS UMO NCS OHS OKS ORS UPA PUR UTN
VMR
WSU WIS
WES DUB EDI GLA PEI GUE MAS MUR ROY

School Name Auburn University University of California-Davis Colorado State University Cornell University University of Florida University of Georgia University of Illinois-Urbana Iowa State University Kansas State University Louisiana State University Michigan State University University of Minnesota Mississippi State University University of Missouri North Carolina State University The Ohio State University Oklahoma State University Oregon State University University of Pennsylvania Purdue University University of Tennessee
Virginia-Maryland Regional College Washington State University University of Wisconsin Western University University College Dublin University of Edinburgh University of Glasgow
University of Prince Edward Island (AVC) University of Guelph Massey University Murdoch University
Royal Veterinary College

For Matriculation in 2010

Course Prerequisites for All VMCAS Member Institutions

Information provided by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

Semester, Quarter, or Required Gen. chem or inorganic chem or fundamentals of chem; w Organic chem w/lab Biochemistry Physics w/lab Mathematics or statistics Principles of biology, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology; all w/ Genetics or animal genetics Cellular biology Microbiology Embryology, vertebrate embryology, mammalian Physiology (systemic) Science electives or advanced biological science courses Nutrition, or animal nutrition or feeds & feeding Animal science courses English composition, or expository writing Speech or public speaking Humanities/social sciences, or additional English Electives Total Credits/Hours Required (S,Q, or Req) Bachelor's Degree Required

AUB S

8

6

3

8

3

8

6

3

6

24

117 (75 S) NO

UCD Q

15

6

5 1 6 2 4 3 14 4 4 5

5 6

4

20 7

83 Q (55 S) NO

CSU S

1 1

3 2

4

33 14

3

* 5

3

12

30

60 S

NO

COR S

61 62 48 63

6 4

3 5

6 6 note 7

53

90 S

NO

UFL

S

8

8

4

8

6 1

8

3

4 2

4

4

6

15

80 S

NO

UGA S

8

8

3

8

8

8 1

6

14

63 S

NO

UIL

S

16 1,2

8 3

8 4

*

*

*

12 5

6 6 note 7 12 8

62 S

NO

ISU

S

71 72

3

4 3

84 65

3 6

67 38 89

8

60 S

NO

KSU S

8

5

3

8

4

3

4 1

6

2

12

9

64 S

NO

LSU S

81 32 33 64 65 86

4 7

6

3

20

66 S

NO

MSU S

"3-5 "6-8 "3-4

8 3-5 1 6-9 '3-4 3-4

4

2-3

3

12 2

57 S

NO

UMN S 8-12 1 5-10 2 3-5 8-12 3-5 3 6-10 4 3-5

3-5

6-9

12-18

57-91 S NO

MSS S

8

8

3

6

6 1

8

4

6

3 2 15 3 12 4

79 S

NO

UMO S

3

5

3 1

10

6

10

10

60 S

NO

NCS S

8

8

3

8

6 1

4

4

4

3

6 Note 2 6 3

60 S

NO

OHS 1 Q

15

6 2

5 3

10

5 4

10

5 5

5 6

5

20

10

96 Q

NO

OKS

S

8-10

8

3

8

3 1

8

3-4

4-5

3 2

9 3 note 6 4 note 5 64 S 6 NO

ORS 1 Q req2 req 3 req 4 req 5 req 6 req 7 req8

req9 req10 req11

req 12 req 13 req 14

variable NO

UPA S

8

4

*

8

6 1 9 2 note 3

*

6 4

6

43

90 S

NO

PUR S 8-10 5-8 3-6 1 8 6-9 2 13-14 4-5

4-5

3 3

3-6 4 3

9 4

* 5

69-86 S NO

UTN S

8

8

4 1

8

*2

8

3

3

*

* 2

* 2

6

18

66 S

NO

TUF

S

8

8

3

6

6

8

3

6

12

60S

NO

VMR S

8

3 1

8

6 2

8

6 3

6

60 S

NO

WES S

3

3 1

6

3 1 note 2,3 3 2 note 2,3 3 2 note 2,3 note 2,3 note 2,3 3 2 note 2,3 3

3

94 65

54 S

NO

WSU S

8

4

3

4

6 1 8 w/lab 4

3 2 3 2 21 2,3

64

NO

WIS

S

81 32 33

6

34 55 36

*

*

*

6 7

6 17-20

60 S

NO

DUB

req 1

req 2 req 3

req 4

req 5 req 6

variable YES

EDI req req

req req req

req

variable NO

GLA

req

req req req

60 S

NO

PEI

S

6

3

3

6 1

6

3

3 2

3

12 3 15

60S

NO

GUE S

1

1

2

1

1

2

note

NO

MAS

req 1 req 2

req 3

req 4

req 5

variable 6 NO

MUR S

req 1

req 2

70S

NO

ROY

2

req³ req³ req4 req 1 req³

variable YES

KEY: "S"=semester credits; "Q"=quarter credits; "Req"=required, but hours not specified; *=recommended, but not required;

For Martriculation in 2010

AAVMC School AUB AUB AUB AUB AUB AUB AUB AUB UCD UCD UCD UCD UCD UCD UCD CSU CSU CSU CSU CSU COR COR COR COR COR COR COR COR UFL UFL UGA UIL UIL UIL UIL UIL UIL UIL UIL ISU ISU ISU ISU ISU ISU ISU

Note No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Course category: Organic chem w/lab Biochemistry Physics w/lab Mathematics Bio, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology Science electives or adv biological sci English comp, or expository writing Humanities/ social sci, or add. English Biochemistry Physics Mathematics Bio, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology Genetics or animal genetics Physiology (systemic) Humanities/social sci, or add. English Gen chem or inorganic chem Biochemistry Mathematics Bio, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology Science electives or adv biological sci Gen chem or inorganic chem w/lab Organic chem w/lab Physics w/ lab Bio, gen bio, animal bio, zoology w/lab Microbiology English comp, or expository writing Speech or public speaking Biochemistry Mathematics Microbiology Science electives or adv biological sci. Gen chem or inorganic chem Gen chem or inorganic chem Physics w/lab Bio, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology Science electives or adv biological sci English comp, or expository writing Speech or public speaking Humanities/social sci, or add. English Gen chem w/lab Org chem. w/lab Physics w/lab Biology, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology Genetics or animal genetics Physiology (systemic) English comp or expository writing

ISU

8 Speech or public speaking

ISU KSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU UMN UMN

9 Humanities, social sciences or additional English 1 Microbiology 1 General Chemistry 2 Organic Chemistry 3 Biochemistry 4 Physics 5 Mathematics 6 Bio, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology 7 Microbiology 8 English Composition 9 Speech Communications 1 Mathematics 2 General Chemistry 3 Organic Chem w/lab 4 Physics w/labs 5 General Biology 6 Cell Biology 7 Microbiology w/lab 8 Nutrition 9 Genetics 10 Humanities/social sci, or add. English 1 Gen chem Or inorganic chem 2 Organic Chem w/ lab

NOTES Regarding Course Prerequisites for All VMCAS Member Institutions

Must have completed within 6 years.

Explanation of Course Requirement

Biochemistry or animal nutrition

Must have completed within 6 years

Precalculus with trigonometry

4 hr = principles of biology, 4 hr = animal biology

Junior/300 level or above

Subject waived if applicant has a BS/BA degree

10q (6s) sequence in history or literature; Subjects waived if BS/BA

Upper division courses equivalent to 1 semester or 1 quarter, No lab required

No lab required

Statistics

Includes general zoology

Upper division courses equivalent to 1 semester or 1 quarter, No lab required

Upper division courses equivalent to 1 semester or 1 quarter, No lab required

8 Q English; 12 Q humanities and social science

1 laboratory associated with a chemistry class

Biochemistry must require organic chemistry as a prerequisite

1 S in statistics

1 laboratory associated with a biological science course

Encouraged to take additional upper division science courses

Full year required; AP credit of 4 or higher allowed

Full year required

Full year required; AP credit of 4 or higher allowed

Full year required (biology zoology)

With laboratory required; Half year required

Full year required, 3 credits may be satisfied with literature or public speaking

3 public speaking credits may satisfy 3 of the 6 English requirements

Half year required for 4 credits; lab not required, but recommended

3S Calculus and 3S Statistics

With laboratory required

8 S in advanced biological sciences

Chem. sci including biochemistry #; inorg./org chem. must have 3 labs

Required for all applicants, with or without BS/BA degree

Required for all applicants, with or without BS/BA degree

Required for all applicants, with or without BS/BA degree

If no BS/BA, junior/senior/grad level sci req (e.g. adv bio, anatomy, etc)

6 hours English composition, expository writing, speech or public speaking.

3 speech credits may satisfy 3 of the 6 English composition requirements

If no BS/BA, 12 credits required.

1 year series (2 semesters lectures with one semester lab)

1 year series (2 semesters lectures with one semester lab)

First semester of a two semester series with lab – should include mechanics

1 year general biology series with labs or individual course with labs including one at the cellular/microbial level and one at the organism level.

Upper level course that includes both Mendelian and molecular genetics. No lab required

Mammalian anatomy or physiology course. Must include overview of all mammalian systems.

Composition or expository writing which may include business, technical, or proposal writing OR writing intensive courses OR the equivalent of the degree granting institution’s composition requirements

One oral communications course which may include interpersonal, group or public speaking communication OR the equivalent of the degree granting institution’s oral communication requirements. Cannot use foreign language or theater.

Must be humanities or social sciences.

With laboratory required

Must be for science majors

No lab required

Biochem course must have Organic Chemistry as prerequisite

No labs required

College level algebra/trigonometry or higher

Gen biology/zoology courses with labs for science majors

Must be for science/premed majors and include a lab

Six credit hours of English Composition required

Three credit hours of Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications College algebra and trigonometry or pre-calculus

1 semester with lab

2 semesters with lab

2 semesters with labs

2 semesters with lab

1 semester of Eukaryotic cell biology course

1 semester with lab

1 semester of Nutrition, or animal nutrition

1 semester

6 S in social science, 6 S in arts and humanities, 3 S in English composition or expository writing

3 quarters or 2 semesters with lab

2 quarters or 1 semester

Information provided by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

For Martriculation in 2010

UMN UMN MSS MSS MSS MSS UMO NCS NCS NCS OHS OHS OHS OHS OHS OHS OKS OKS OKS OKS OKS OKS ORS ORS ORS
ORS ORS ORS ORS ORS ORS ORS ORS ORS ORS ORS UPA UPA UPA UPA PUR PUR PUR PUR PUR UTN UTN UTN VMR VMR VMR WSU WSU WSU WES WES
WES WES WIS WIS WIS WIS WIS WIS WIS PEI PEI PEI PEI PEI PEI

3 Mathematics 4 Bio, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology 1 Mathematics 2 Speech or technical writing 3 Humanities/social sci, or add. English 4 Advanced (upper level) science electives 1 Mathematics 1 Mathematics 2 Speech or public speaking 3 Humanities/social sci, or add. English 1 General 2 Organic chem. 3 Biochemistry 4 Mathematics 5 Genetics or animal genetics 6 Microbiology 1 Mathematics 2 Nutrition, animal nutrition, or feeds/ing 3 English comp, or expository writing 4 Speech or public speaking 5 Electives 6 Total credit hours 1 General 2 Gen chem or inorganic chem 3 Organic chem
4 Biochemistry 5 Physics w/lab 6 Mathematics 7 Bio, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology 8 Genetics 9 Physiology 10 Science electives or adv biological sci 11 Nutrition 12 English comp, or expository writing 13 Speech or public speaking 14 Humanities/social sci, or add. English 1 Mathematics 2 Bio, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology 3 Genetics or animal genetics 4 English comp, or expository writing 1 Biochemistry 2 Mathematics 3 Nutrition, animal nutrition, or feeds/ing 4 English comp, or expository writing 5 Electives 1 Biochemistry 2 Physiology 2 Science electives or adv biological sci 1 Biochemistry 2 Mathematics 3 English comp, or expository writing 1 Mathematics 2 2 Humanities/social sci, or add. English 1 Biochemistry and Statistics 2 Various courses
3 All Biological or Life Sciences 4 Humanities and Social Sciences 1 Gen chem or inorganic chem 2 Organic chem w/lab 3 Biochemistry 4 Mathematics 5 Bio, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology 6 Genetics or animal genetics 7 English comp, or expository writing 1 Animal Biology 2 Genetics 3 Microbiology 4 Mathematics 5 Statistics 6 Chemistry

NOTES Regarding Course Prerequisites for All VMCAS Member Institutions
College algebra, precalculus or calculus (3-5)S General bio; and (3-5)S zoology OR animal biology with lab College Algebra or Higher
Also includes fine arts and behavioral sciences
College algebra or higher level course 3 S Calculus and 3 S statistics Any combination of English Composition, Public Speaking, or Communications courses equal to 6 S hours. 6 S of any combination of Humanities/Social Sciences Multiply semester hours by 1.5 to get quarter hours Lab recommended for organic chemistry, but not required If your school offers a two-course sequence in biochemistry, both courses are required to fulfill this prerequisite. Algebra and trigonometry general genetics including Mendelian genetics and molecular genetics Lab required for microbiology College algebra or higher, no statistics Animal nutrition no human nutrition 6 S in Eng comp; 3 S in Eng elective (may included tech writing, speech, or lit) May be used to fulfill English elective (2S); see note 3 above. If your completed prereqs=less than 60cr, sci or bus electives accepted. 64 S minimum, use electives if your prerequisite hours total less than 64. Course prerequisites must be graded A-F. Grades A-C are considered passing grades. A course sequence in inorganic chemistry with laboratories (2 semesters or 3 quarters). A course sequence in organic chemistry sufficient to meet requirements for upper division biochemistry (1-2 semesters or 2-3 quarters). Organic chemistry laboratories not required. A minimum of 1 semester or 2 quarters of upper division biochemistry; a complete course sequence is preferred. A course sequence in physics for science majors (2 semesters or 3 quarters). A course in calculus (at least 2 semester or 3 quarter credits). A course in statistics (at least 3 semesters or 4 quarter credits). A course sequence in biology (2 semesters or 3 quarters). A course in general genetics that includes both Mendelian and molecular genetics (at least 3 semester or 4 quarter credits). A course in animal or human physiology (at least 2 semester or 3 quarter credits). A minimum of at least 4 additional semester or 6 additional quarter credits of upper division biological science courses with at least one laboratory. A course in general animal nutrition that includes monogastric and ruminant nutrition (at least 2 semester or 3 quarter credits). At least 4 semester or 6 quarter credits of English writing (e.g., English composition, technical writing). Subject waived if applicant has a BS/BA degree. At least 2 semester or 3 quarter credits of public speaking. Subject waived if applicant has a BS/BA degree. At least 8 semester or 12 quarter credits of humanities or social sciences. Subject waived if applicant has a BS/BA degree. 3 S Calculus and 3 S statistics or biostats Biology or zoology (3 courses); basic genetics derived from bio courses Basic understanding should have been derived from biology courses 1 literature course may be substituted for 1 writing course (3-6)S required, biochemistry laboratories are strongly encouraged (3-6)S in Calculus; 3 S in statistics required. Animal nutrition, not human nutrition. (3-6)S of English comp required; business writing recommended as elective Visit www.vet.purdue.edu/admissions for electives Complete upper div course in gen cell and comparative biochem; 1/2 of a two sem sequence will NOT count Additional biological and physical science courses (comparative anat., mammalian physiology, microbiology w/lab and statistics strongly encouraged.) No lab required College algebra or higher 3 S in English composition and 3 S in English electives Sufficient to meet the prerequisites for inorganic chemistry and physics (3 hrs) and Statistical Methods (3 hrs) waived if an applicant has a BS/BA degree. 9S Arts/humanities/social sci, 6S Interculturual studies, 6S World Civilzations history Must be a course designed for science majors. Biochemistry course must have completion date after 8/1/2002. Only courses completed after 8/1/2002 are acceptable for fall 2010 admission. All except two of these courses must be completed by the end of the fall term immediately prior to matriculation. 9 semester units required. Must include 1 upper division lab and 3 upper division courses. The other 3 units may be upper or lower division. Must include 1 psychology or sociology course (3 S+) and 2 humanities/social science courses (6 S+) General and qualitative chemistry, 2 S lecture series with lab 1 S lecture satisfying biochemistry prerequisite, no lab required Biochemistry which has organic chemistry as a prerequisite Statistics Biology or zoology, introductory animal biology course with lab Genetics or animal breeding, must include principles of heredity English composition or journalism, other courses may qualify 2 3 S/hour credit biology courses with labs 1 3 S/hour credit 1 3 S/hour credit course with lab 1 3 S/hour credit 1 3 S/hour credit 3 3 S/hour credits with labs, one course must be organic

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For Martriculation in 2010

NOTES Regarding Course Prerequisites for All VMCAS Member Institutions

PEI PEI PEI PEI GUE MAS MAS MAS MAS MAS MAS
ROY ROY ROY ROY DUB DUB DUB DUB DUB DUB MUR MUR

7 Physics

1 3 S/hour credit with lab

8 English

2 3 S/hour credits, one course must be English composition

9 Humanities/Social Science

3 3 S/hour credits

10 Electives

5 3 S/hour credits

1 Total credit hours

All courses intended for use as prerequisites must be taken in full time study (usually 5 courses per semester) with only one being distance education.

1 Gen chem or inorganic chem

At least one semester or 2 quarters of general chem including lab

2 Organic chem w/lab

1 year series (2 semesters or 3 quarters) with at least 1 semester or 2 quarters of lab

3 Physics w/lab

1 year series (2 semesters or 3 quarters) with at least 1 semester or 2 quarters of lab

4 Bio, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology

At least 1 semester or equivalent of organismal / animal biology (zoology) with lab.

5 Cellular Biology

At least 1 semester or equivalent of cellular / molecular biology with lab.

6 Total credit hours

Applicants need to have completed classes that cover the material equivalent to the Massey University classes 123.101 Chemistry, 124.111 Physics, 162.101

Biology of Cells and 199.101 Biology of Animals. For further information on the content of these classes see the BVSc course outline at http://vetschool.massey.ac.nz/ Click on each class for a course content description.

1 Mathematics or Statistics

Including College Algebra. Minimum of 4 semester credits required

2 Gen chem, inorganic chem or the fundamentals of chem

Recommended that students take either General Chemistry or Fundamentals of Chemistry

3 Organic Chem w/lab; Biochemistry; principles of biology, gen bio, minimum of 8 semester credits required

4 Physics w/lab

minimum of 4 semester credits required

1 Gen chem or inorganic chem

At least 1 semester including lab

2 Biochemistry

At least 1 semester including lab

3 Physics w/lab

At least 1 semester including lab

4 Bio, gen bio, animal bio, or zoology

At least one semester covering general/animal/mammalian biology

5 Cellular Biology

Cell biology encompassing principles of molecular biology

6 Microbiology

Must include general bacteriology and virology

1 Mathematics or Statistics

Statistics 1 semester

2 Cellular Biology

1 Semester with lab

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