|BI 101||General Biology I|
|BI 102||General Biology II|
|BI 340||Medical Microbiology|
|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 232||Organic Chemistry I|
|CH 233||Organic Chemistry I Lab|
|CH 332||Organic Chemistry II (with 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|
|EN___||English Course (in addition to CWS)|
*MA 220 Introduction to Probability and Statistics is an acceptable substitute
- 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. Kathy Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Jay Hosler (email@example.com).
- 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||General Biology I||General Biology II|
|Integrated Chemistry Principles I||Integrated Chemistry Principles II|
|Integrated Chemistry Principles I Lab||Integrated Chemistry Princ II Lab|
|Calculus I (any semester)|
|Sophomore Year||Organic Chemistry I (with Lab)||Organic Chemistry II (with lab)|
|Junior Year||Physics I and Lab||Physics II and Lab|
|Health Careers Seminar|
|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.
Be mindful of your POE courses, which are NOT indicated here. Always work with both your POE and Health Professions Advisor to ensure proper academic progress towards meeting both POE requirements and prerequisites for medical school.