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Prerequisite Courses

Course

Quarter Credits

Semester Credits

Requirements

English 

9-15

6-10

One writing course and one additional English course, such as speech, literature, advanced writing, technical writing, etc. - this requirement is normally satisfied by the graduation requirement at the applicant's primary undergraduate institution. 

Mathematics

Algebra, pre-calculus, or calculus

Statistics  

 

5-8

5-8

 

3-5

3-5

 

College algebra, pre-calculus, or calculus 

Statistics 

Chemistry 

General with labs

Organic 

Biochemistry 

 

12-15

5-8

5-7

 

6-10

3-5

3-5

 

General inorganic chemistry including labs (three quarters or two semesters). 

Organic chemistry non-terminal sequence (two quarters or one semester, lab not required). 

General biochemistry emphasizing metabolic pathways and regulatory mechanism. Prospective students should have organic chemistry prerequisite substantially meeting the pre-veterinary organic chemistry requirement (lab not required). 

Biology 

Biology with labs 

Zoology with labs

 

 

Genetics

Microbiology with labs

 

5-7

5-7

 

 

5-7

5-7

 

3-5

3-5

 

 

3-5

3-5

 

General biology introductory course with lab. 

Introductory zoology course with lab. 

Second semester of a general biology sequence normally covers this requirement. Animal biology, cell biology, or animal physiology are also acceptable. 

Science of genetics, applied or human genetics (lab not required). 

Introductory microbiology with lab. 

Prospective students should have chemistry prerequisite and must include taxonomy, morphology, physiology and ecology of microorganisms. 

Physics

12-15

6-10

Introductory sequence. 

Topics covered need to include mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, light, magnetism and atomic physics (lab not required). 

Liberal Education 

15-209-12

Three courses total. 

This can be any class designated as liberal education course or any class counted toward meeting the liberal education degree requirements at the applicant's primary undergraduate institution. 

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