Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program
Advising for students interested in the pre-veterinary medicine program is done by Dr. Suzanne Williams, Professor of Chemistry.
Pre-veterinary students who are residents of Michigan normally plan an academic program to meet requirements for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. Those requirements can be met at Northern Michigan University, where students take specified courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, college composition, social science and humanities. Students are encouraged to earn a bachelor’s degree at Northern Michigan University by completing a major and minor in such fields as biology, biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics or psychology. Other majors are acceptable as long as the specified courses are completed.
Specific advisement information is found in the Pre-veterinary Medicine Handbook, available from the Biology Department. Factors considered in acceptance of students into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University include legal residency, grade point average in all college course work, grade point average in required pre-veterinary science courses, results of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE), total college course credits completed, average course load per semester, a personal interview, essay, veterinary experience and animal exposure, and extracurricular activities.
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- Biology Components11-14
- Advanced Biology Elective3-5
- Choose one course from the following:
- BI 203 Medical Microbiology (3-5 cr.)
- BI 303 General Microbiology (5 cr.)
- BI 312 Genetics (4 cr.)
- BI 327 Animal Physiology (4 cr.)
- BI 405 Immunology (3 cr.)
- BI 406 Advanced Cell Biology (4 cr.)
- BI 419 Biology of Cancer (4 cr.)
- BI 420 Neuroscience (4 cr.)
- BI 425 Endocrinology (3 cr.)
- Mathematics Component4
- Choose one course from the following:4
- MA 115 Precalculus (4 cr.)
- MA 161 Calculus I (4 cr.)
- Chemistry Components24
- Physics Components10
- PH 220 Introductory Physics I (5 cr.) and
- PH 221 Introductory Physics II (5 cr.)