Degree: B.S.

Develop scientific skills and experiences through Millersville University's Pre-Veterinary program that are necessary to excel in the exciting medical profession focused on animals.

Why Study This Program?

Pour your passion for animals and competency for the sciences into Millersville University's Pre-Veterinary program. This diverse profession requires varying degrees of education, so this program at MU will prepare you for everything from entering the field to continuing your study upon graduation.

As academic requirements for admission to medical schools vary, you do not need to study within a specific major should you choose to further your study at veterinary school. Most students who apply to medical school major in biology or chemistry, but MU students majoring in psychology, English, international studies, computer science, speech therapy, nursing and sociology have completed their core requirements at Millersville before beginning their medical school education.

While planning your undergraduate course of study, check specific requirements for the schools to which you plan to apply upon graduation. Some veterinary colleges may require courses in genetics and biochemistry as part of a student's pre-professional studies. Important considerations for medical school admission are a good academic grade point average (GPA) and a strong selection of science courses.

What Will You Learn?

The basic science core for most medical schools include organic and inorganic chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics. In addition to the above listed courses, Millersville University recommends that Pre-Veterinary students take anatomy and physiology, genetics, microbiology or virology, immunology and biochemistry.

Biology majors can take these courses as part of their curriculum or elective selections. Non-science majors, who must also meet the credit requirements of their major, generally restrict their choices to one or two of the recommended courses listed above.