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Academic Prerequisites for Veterinary School

A program in Pre-Veterinary Medicine is  offered through the Departments of Biological Sciences and Animal Science. Although the Pre-Veterinary programs offered through both departments meet all the requirements for admission to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, a student is typically best suited for one program or the other. It is important that a student discuss with an advisor which program is best suited to his or her interests, skills, and goals.

The specific course requirements for entry in Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine with Tarleton's equivalents are listed below.

Credit hrs Equivalent Tarleton Courses
Life Sciences
    General Biology with lab 4 BIOL 120/121
    General Microbiology 4 BIOL 307
    Genetics 3 BIOL 303
Animal Sciences
    General Animal Science
3 ANSC 107
    Animal Nutrition or Feeds & Feeding 3 ANSC 406 or 309
Chemical Sciences
    Inorganic Chemistry with lab 8 CHEM 105 & 108
    Organic Chemistry with lab 6 CHEM 201 & 202
    Biochemistry 5 BIOL 474/475 or CHEM 474/475
    Calculus or Statistics 3 MATH 120 or 350
    Physics 8 PHYS 104 & 105
    Composition and Rhetoric 3 ENGL 111
    Literature 3 ENGL 220 or 250
    Technical Writing 3 ENGL 309
    Speech Communications 3 COMS 102 or 301

Veterinary Schools in Texas

There is one veterinary school in Texas: