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majors_minors: Animal Sciences: Preveterinary Medicine


Animal Sciences: Preveterinary Medicine

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

Ashley York

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-4843

Advisor's Email


The Department of Animal Sciences offers this curriculum that includes all courses that are required for admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program offered by the College of Veterinary Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences. Students are prepared to apply to the College of Veterinary Medicine during their third year and if accepted, can apply for the Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences upon sucessfully completing the first year of veterinary school. Admission requirements for other veterinary medicine colleges may differ slightly. Students will also be prepared for other scientific careers in animal industries including animal genetics and molecular biology, nutrition, physiology, and behavior. Also, they can apply to medical or dental schools, or graduate in M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

Credit Hours



Freshman Year
First Semester
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)
(0.5) AGR 11400 (Introduction to Animal Sciences Academic Programs)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I)
(4) CHM 11500 (General Chemistry)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(3) Animal sciences selective
Total Credits: 18
Second Semester
(1) ANSC 18100 (Orientation to Animal Sciences)
(4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II)
(4) CHM 11600 (General Chemistry)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
(1) VM 10200 (Careers in Veterinary Medicine)
Total Credits: 17
Sophomore Year
Third Semester
(3) ANSC 22100 (Principles of Animal Nutrition)
(3) BIOL 23100 (Biology III: Cell Structure and Function)
(2) BIOL 23200 (Laboratory in Biology III: Cell Structure and Function)
(3) CHM 25500 (Organic Chemistry)
(1) CHM 25501 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory)
(3) Economics selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 18
Fourth Semester
(3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(1) AGRY 32100 (Genetics Laboratory)
(4) ANSC 23000 (Physiology of Domestic Animals)
(3) CHM 25600 (Organic Chemistry)
(1) CHM 25601 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory)
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 15
Junior Year
Fifth Semester
(3) BCHM 30700 (Biochemistry)
(4) PHYS 22000 (General Physics)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(3) Animal physiology selective
(3) Social science selective
Total Credits: 16
Sixth Semester
(4) BIOL 22100 (Introduction to Microbiology)
(4) PHYS 22100 (General Physics)
(3) Animal nutrition selective
(2) Animal sciences selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
Total Credits: 16
Senior Year
Seventh Semester
(1) ANSC 48100 (Contemporary Issues in Animal Sciences)
(3) Additional written communication selective
(4) Animal genetics selective
(3) Animal products selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective
(2) Elective
Total Credits: 16
Eighth Semester
(3) Animal production/management selective
(3) Animal sciences selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(5) Electives
Total Credits: 14

Additional Information





Animal Sciences


Major: Concentration




Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 2/22/2016 10:50 AM by Lough, Kelly S