|BI 105||Biological Diversity and Ecology|
|BI 121||Biology Lab I|
|BI 106||Structure and Function of Cells and Organisms|
|BI 122||Biology Lab II|
|CH 142||Integrated Chemistry Principles I|
|CH 143||Integrated Chemistry Principles I Lab|
|CH 144||Integrated Chemistry Principles II|
|CH 145||Integrated Chemistry Principles II Lab|
|CH 242||Integrated Chemistry: Organic|
|CH 243||Integrated Chemistry: Organic Lab|
|CH 262||Organic Chemistry (with lab)|
|CH 342||Integrated Chemistry: Biochemistry|
|CH 247||Bioanalytical Chemistry Lab|
|PC 200||General Physics I|
|PC 202||Introductory Physics I|
|PC 202L||Introductory Physics Lab I|
|PC 201||General Physics II|
|PC 203||Introductory Physics II|
|PC 203L||Physics Lab II|
|BI 207||Dynamics Of Biological Processes|
|EN___||English Course (in addition to CWS)|
*MA 220 Introduction to Probability and Statistics is an acceptable substitute but NOT ND.SS 214 Stats for Social Sciences
- These courses reflect most but not all program requirements for veterinary schools in the U.S. Check the specific schools that you are considering. Strongly recommend physiology, genetics, psychology/behavioral sciences. Also recommend comparative anatomy, vertebrate zoology, comparative animal behavior, environmental science, developmental biology, immunology, invertebrate zoology, statistics, foreign language (especially Spanish), sociology, ecology, evolution, economics, accounting and business courses, communication courses, and ethics.
- This course list does NOT represent a POE, nor does it cover College requirements. Design a POE in consultation with your advisor.
- Make sure to have an advisor on the Health Professions Committee, preferably Dr. Darwin Kysor or Dr. Kathleen Jones.
- In addition to your course work you are urged to gain some experience in veterinary medicine either during the school year or over the summer.
Competitive credentials: Science and overall GPA of 3.5 or better; GRE scores in the
Note: Take admission exams no later than October of the senior year
Comprehensive resource site through the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association- http://www.projectpennsylvania.com/links.aspx
List of all pre-vet requirements http://aavmc.org/College-Specific-Requirements/College-Specific-Requirements_College-Specifications.aspx
General Information: http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/home
Suggested Core Progression for Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Bolded courses are offered only in the indicated semester and/or require a specific sequence due to Juniata prerequisites. Non-bolded courses are either offered in both semesters or represent open-ended choices, making them more flexible in when they can be taken.
|Freshman Year||BI 105||Biology II Lab|
|Biology Lab I||Integrated Chemistry Principles II|
|Integrated Chemistry Principles I||Integrated Chemistry Princ II Lab|
|Integrated Chemistry Principles I Lab||Calculus I (any semester)|
|Sophomore Year||BI 106||BI 207|
|Integrated Chemistry: Organic||Organic Chemistry (with lab)|
|Integrated Chemistry: Organic Lab|
|Junior Year||Physics I and Lab||Physics II and Lab|
|Biostatistics||Integrated Chemistry: Biochemistry|
|Bioanalytical Chemistry Lab|
|GRE Exam Preparation*||GRE Exam Preparation|
*Both semesters of the year that you plan to take the exam.
If you study abroad the SAFEST strategy is to take ALL prerequisite courses for professional school in the U.S., which may require you to take courses in the U.S. over the summer, preferably at a 4 year institution. However, if this is extremely difficult for your situation, check with the professional schools you wish to attend to see if they will accept courses taken abroad and if so, get their response in writing. Also if you have a Biology POE and will not have BI 207 by the time you go abroad, check with the Biology Department to see if there is a Cell and Molecular course you can take abroad that will enable you to take upper level biology offerings at Juniata your senior year that require BI 207 (ex. Physiology, Immunology, and Microbiology)
Be mindful of your POE courses, which are NOT indicated here. For example, if you have a Biology POE, you will need to take Freshman seminar the spring of your freshman year, Frontiers of Biology the fall of your sophomore year, and Biology 207 at your earliest opportunity after completing Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry.