Pre-Veterinary Medicine

The curriculum for pre-veterinary medicine leads to a BS degree and prepares students for admission to schools of veterinary medicine. Students enrolled in this program should plan to take the Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT) at least a year in advance of entry to veterinary school.

Undergraduate curriculum

Generally, an undergraduate program for veterinary schools will include the items listed below.

  • one year of general biology;
  • one year of inorganic chemistry;
  • one year of organic chemistry;
  • one year of physics;
  • one year of mathematics (preferably calculus);
  • one year of English;
  • one year of humanities.

In addition, most veterinary schools recommend that students also have a broad educational background. Therefore, they are advised to take additional courses in biology (animal biology and biochemistry), chemistry, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences. At Faulkner University these requirements can be met by completing 130 semester hours in the degree plan.

Pre-veterinary degree plan


Because professional school requirements change with time students are obliged to communicate with the professional schools of their choice for current official entrance requirements.

Admission requirements for veterinary schools in Alabama.