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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Veterinary Program

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About the Pre-Veterinary Program

Arcadia University offers several routes for completion of the requirements for admission to schools of veterinary medicine. A major in Biology or Chemistry is most commonly pursued by students interested in veterinary medicine, but schools will accept students with excellent records in other majors, provided they have adequate preparation in the basic sciences and mathematics.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission to veterinary school. The GRE may be taken in the spring or summer of the junior year or the fall of the senior year for students who plan to enter veterinary school immediately following graduation.

Additional Courses

Some schools require additional Mathematics, Chemistry, and/or Microbiology. These requirements may be met with the following courses:

Recommended Electives

In addition to prerequisite coursework, students are expected to have gained practical experience with veterinary medicine by either working or volunteering in facilities where veterinary medicine is practiced, such as veterinary clinics, zoos, or animal husbandry facilities. Some schools may have specific hour requirements for these experiences. A strong background in liberal arts and study abroad experiences are considered favorably. Other courses recommended as electives include the following:

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