The following course work is the required background for entry
into the veterinary medical program. These courses must be
completed with a grade of “C” or better. Repeated courses need only
be completed with a grade of “C” or better, not a cumulated average
of “C” or better. It is anticipated that highly motivated students
will exceed these minimal course requirements.
A limited number of correspondence courses may be acceptable as
satisfying specified course requirements. Students should consult
the admissions office.
|LIFE SCIENCES CATEGORY||CREDIT HOURS||NEW MEXICO COURSES THAT MEET REQUIREMENTS|
|General Biology with lab||4||BIOL 211 and 211L|
|General Microbiology with lab||4||BIOL 221 and 221L|
|Genetics||3||BIOL 305 or ANSC 305|
|Animal Nutrition OR Feeds & Feeding||3||ANSC 422 or 304|
|CHEMICAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS CATEGORY||CREDIT HOURS||NEW MEXICO COURSES THAT MEET REQUIREMENTS|
|Inorganic Chemistry with lab||8||CHEM 111 & 112 or CHEM 115 & 116|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8||CHEM 313, 314 and 315|
|Biochemistry (must be lecture hours only)||3||BCHE 395|
|Physics||8||PHYS 211/211L & 212/212L|
|NON-SCIENCES CATEGORY||CREDIT HOURS||NEW MEXICO COURSES THAT MEET REQUIREMENTS|
|English||6||Any 2 English courses|
|Speech Communication||3||COMM 253, 265 or 384 or AXED 201|
Please refer to the New Mexico State University Catalog for
current course descriptions.