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C of I's Health Studies Professions minors allow students to explore their interests and prepare for careers, including veterinary medicine.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Prepare for a successful application to graduate school on your way to becoming a veterinarian.
  • Build a strong liberal arts foundation in biology, chemistry, math and physics.
  • Have opportunities for hands-on research and laboratory work as an undergraduate.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Health Professions Studies Minor: Pre-Veterinary Track

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Professional Studies & Enhancements

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

38-42 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-201 Biology I: Molecules to Cells 3 credits
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells Lab 1 credits
BIO-210L Molecules to Cells Research-Based Lab 1 credits
BIO-202 Organismal Biology 3 credits
BIO-202L Organismal Biology 1 credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 4 credits
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 4 credits
CHE-301 Organic Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-301L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credits
CHE-412 Biochemistry 3 credits
MAT-150 Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach 4 credits
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits
PHY-231 General Physics I 3 credits
PHY-231L General Physics I Lab 1 credits
PHY-271 Analytical Physics I 4 credits
PHY-271L Analytical Physics I Lab 1 credits
HHP/BIO- Research or Internship  


Complete at least 2 courses from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-316 Genetics 3 credits
BIO-330 Cell Biology 3 credits
BIO-330L Cell Biology Lab 1 credits
BIO-360 Microbiology 3 credits
BIO-360L Microbiology Lab 1 credits
BIO-374 Animal Physiology 3 credits
BIO-374L Animal Physiology Lab 1 credits