The prerequisites required for entry into the DVM Professional Program are selected to best prepare applicants for the rigorous curriculum. Applicants are also encouraged to complete all prerequisites prior to submitting their application to obtain maximum “Admission Points.”

See Selection Process for details on the “Admissions Formula.”

Prior to admission into the DVM Professional Program, applicants must have:

      1. completed all of the 53 hours of prerequisite course work by the end by the spring semester prior to matriculation into the DVM program.
      2. completed or be enrolled in and achieve a grade of “C” or better for the following prerequisites prior by the Fall semester of their application:
        • Organic Chemistry I with lab
        • Physics I with lab
        • Biochemistry I
      3. completed the majority of their science prerequisites by the semester of their application.
      4. completed all prerequisite courses within the past 10 years. (Note: Any required coursework taken more than 10 years ago will need to be retaken.)

Prerequisite Courses

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

As of 3/24/2020:

“The DVM program at TAMU CVM will accept a grade of S in prerequisite courses for which students are enrolled for the Spring 2020 semester. Candidates should be aware that the S grade will not factor into the cumulative GPA calculations, the last 45 hours GPA calculations, or the Science/Math GPA calculations. Each of these GPAs is weighted significantly in the ranking of our candidates.”

Texas A&M University | Texas Common Course Numbering System

Animal Nutrition Requirements

Texas Schools Animal Nutrition Courses Feeds & Feeding Courses
Abilene Christian University ANSC 336 ANSC 352
Angelo State University ANSC 3441 ANSC 3342
Lubbock Christian University ANS 4324 ANS 3403
Prairie View A&M University ANSC 3503 N/A
Sam Houston State University AGR 373 AGR 494
Stephen F. Austin State University ANS 333 ANS 444
Sul Ross State University ANSC 4303 ANSC 3403
Tarleton State University ANSC 4063 ANSC 3094
Texas A&M University (College Station) ANSC 303 ANSC 318
Texas A&M University–Commerce ANS 308 ANS 307
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi BIOL 3300 N/A
Texas A&M university–Kingsville ANS 407 NONE
Texas State University AG 3325 AG 4325
Texas Tech University ANSC 3301, ANSC 3305 ANSC 3307
West Texas A&M University ANSC 275 ANSC 310

Courses by Correspondence

School Animal Nutrition Course Feeds & Feeding Courses
Kansas State University (Tel: 800.622.2578) ASI 318 N/A
Oklahoma State University (Tel: 405.744.6390) ANSI 3543 N/A
Purdue University ANSI 221


Effective October 30, 2019: The University of Kentucky no longer offers a distant education course that is acceptable for the Animal Nutrition or Feeds & Feeding prerequisite. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at:

Admissions Coordinator
Professional Programs Office
| Office of the Dean
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4461 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-4461
Tel: 979.862.1169 | Email: