PreVeterinary Curriculum:

Pre-Veterinary is a track made up of pre-requisite courses you complete along with a major of your choice. This prepares you for admission into a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. 

For requirements for other veterinary schools, see the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
The curriculum guide below is based off of requirements for K-State's program.

View KU's prerequisite list for PreVeterinary students.


  • It is best to take CHEM 130 and BIOL 150 is the same semester. At KU, students can only take BIOL 150 concurrently or after they have completed a semester of college Chemistry. (CHEM 130)
  • Students interested in PreVeterinary at KU with the idea of graduating in 4 years - it is best to come calculus eligible so you can begin taking science coursework your first semester. (Math ACT 26 or transfer College Algebra credit)

1st Fall 

1st Spring 

2nd Fall 

2nd Spring 

3rd Fall 

3rd Spring 

Chemistry I 

Chemistry II 

Organic I 

Organic II 


Physics II 

Biology I 

Biology II 

Organic I Lab 

Organic II Lab 

Physics I 

Mammalian Physiology 









Microbiology Lab 




Curriculum Facts:

  • Additional science courses are recommended, especially BIOL 546 Mammalian Physiology (3).
  • K-State doesn't require a second-semester of organic chemistry with lab, however, many veterinary colleges do, e.g., CHEM 330, 331, 335 and 336

Who's my PreVet Advisor?

You will be considered a student in whatever major you choose with the addition of your "Pre-Veterinary" interest code. 
If you are still exploring a major or are a Pre-Professional student your advising home will be the Undergraduate Advising Center, 785.864.2834 - EXPLORE.KU.EDU
If you have selected a major you will be advised within your major department. They can assist with your PreVet requirements!

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