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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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About the Program

Preveterinary medicine is not really a major, but rather is a collection of prerequisites for admission to Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Students may enter the College of Agriculture in this category, but later must pick a major to pursue. Students pursuing a wide variety of curricula may apply and be admitted to a veterinary college.

The preveterinary medicine curriculum includes courses that are required for admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program offered by the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. This program of study, coordinated by the College of Agriculture Office of Academic Programs, emphasizes the biological and physical sciences that are foundations for successful study of veterinary medicine. Also, the curriculum includes courses in communication and the social sciences.

Degree Requirements

OAP • Pre-Professional

93 Credits Required


Program Requirements

15-16 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

16 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

16 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

14 Credits


  • Official and complete prerequisite lists are in the course catalog
  • The incomplete listing presented here regards this program and provides an idea of course sequencing.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

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