UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Pre-professional Veterinary Medicine

Pre-veterinary Medicine

The program shown exceeds the minimum requirements for admission to some veterinary colleges, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota. Based on the experiences of its many successful pre-veterinary students, the university recommends that students complete the full program in order to be better prepared for veterinary school.

A. General Education: Communications, Arts, and Humanities 15 cr. hrs.
ENGL 100, ENGL 200 6 cr.
COMS 101 or COMS 116 3 cr.
Electives selected from art, literature, music and theatre 6 cr.

B. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 cr. hrs.
Select from anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology

C. Science and Math 63-69 cr. hrs.
MATH 146, MATH 147 4-10 cr.
ANSC 341 Biometrics 3 cr.
or MATH 216 Elementary Statistical Concepts
BIOL 150, BIOL 230, BIOL 240, BIOL 324 13 cr.
CHEM 121 (or CHEM 120), CHEM 122, CHEM 231, CHEM 232, CHEM 236, CHEM 237, CHEM 361 21 cr.
PHYS 151, PHYS 152, PHYS 156, PHYS 157 10 cr.
ANSC 111, ANSC 121, ANSC 231, ANSC 257 (or BIOL 350), ANSC 345 13 cr.

D. Electives
Variable number of credits selected to meet requirements of specific veterinary colleges and/or to fulfill academic major and minor requirements for a degree.

TOTAL 84-90 cr. hrs.

Most pre-veterinary students major in Animal Science, Biology or Chemistry because of the number of courses required in these areas but keep in mind that other majors are possible.

Students have the greatest success in applying to a veterinary school in the state in which they reside. For most River Falls students these schools include the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. 

These schools have similar course requirements for admission. Application to other Schools of Veterinary Medicine is also possible.

Dr. Larry Baumann
Animal and Food Science
206a Agricultural Science
715-425-3187
larry.baumann@uwrf.edu

Dr. Kim Mogen
Biology
406 Agricultural Science
715-425-3363
kim.l.mogen@uwrf.edu