Why Choose Pre-Veterinary Medicine?
The Pre-Veterinary Medicine program provides a quality bachelor's degree in biology. Completion of this degree enhances your application to a veterinary college. Students who don't wish to enter a college of veterinary medicine can consult with their advisor for alternate career paths.
Successful completion of the first three years of this program and a minimum of 240 clock hours of veterinary experience under the direction of your local veterinarian will satisfy the course prerequisites for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University.
The Pre-Veterinary Medicine program at Ferris is designed to prepare students for admission to the School of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University.
Doctors of veterinary medicine may pursue a variety of career paths, such as ensuring public health, caring for companion animals, controlling animal diseases and providing veterinary medical education.
The future for doctors of veterinary medicine is bright. With an increasing population of companion animals, there is more need than ever for well-trained, compassionate professionals to enter the field of veterinary medicine.
First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT/SAT16 composite score, and ACT/SAT16 Reading and Mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT/SAT16 scores for admission review.
General Education Requirements
All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree is here
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.
Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.
The Pre-Veterinary Medicine program at Ferris leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA overall and a minimum of 121 credits including completion of all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website. No grade lower than a 'C-' is acceptable in courses that apply to the major, supporting sciences, and application area of the program. At least 50% of the semester credits applying toward the Biology major must be completed at FSU with a minimum of 30 FSU credits overall. Students may earn only one B.S. degree in Biology from Ferris State University.
LEAD ADVISOR: Dr. James Scott
PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR: Jenice Winowiecki
Department of Biological Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 2004
Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Pre-Veterinary Medicine BS, Biology - Minimum 121 Credits
300 or higher
Choose from Biology Elective list below.
Additional Credits in BIOL courses may also be used.