Required Undergraduate Coursework

Course and Title Semester Credit Hours Required UNL Course Equivalent**
English Composition
One year of composition or writing emphasis courses.  May include business or technical writing.  Bachelor's degree counts for one-half of this requirement.
6 credits ENGL 150 or 151 or JGEN 120, 200 or 300 or any UNL ACE 1 course
Oral Communication
May include public speaking, interpersonal communication, group or organizational communication or speaking emphasis courses.  A Bachelor's degree fulfills this requirement.
3 credits COMM 101, 109, 209, 283 or 286 or any UNL ACE 2 course
General Chemistry*
One year series (2 semesters lectures) for biological science majors with one semester lab.
7 credits CHEM 109/110 with labs
Organic Chemistry*
One year series (2 semesters) with one semester lab.
7 credits CHEM 251 and 252 CHEM 253 or 254
Biochemistry*
One semester (no lab required). Upper-level (junior or senior) course.
3 credits BIOC 321 or 431†
Physics*
First semester of a two-semester series with lab.  Must include mechanics, fluids, heat and thermodynamics, vibrations, waves and sound. One semester overview courses will not fulfill this requirement.
4 credits PHYS 141
General Biology*
One year series with lab each term.  If a two semester series is not available, an organismal biology course with lab and a cellular biology course with lab will substitute.  A Bachelor's degree in Biology also fulfills this requirement.
Microbiology will not fulfill the cellular semester requirement for students that matriculated August 2013 or later.
8 credits LIFE 120 and 120L LIFE 121 and 121L
Genetics*
Must include both Mendelian and molecular genetics (no lab required).  Most animal breeding or livestock improvement courses will not fulfill this requirement.  Molecular genetics may be combined with a livestock improvement course to cover the Mendelian genetics in order to fulfill this requirement.  Molecular genetics alone will not fulfill the requirement.
3 credits BIOS 206 or
AGRO 315
Mammalian Anatomy and/or Physiology*
(no lab required)  Human anatomy and physiology will fulfill this requirement.  A single course in anatomy or physiology is preferred over an anatomy/physiology combined course.  This course must be an overview of all mammalian systems.  Comparative anatomy/physiology courses do not all fulfill this requirement.  ASCI 240 will not fulfill the requirement for students that matriculated August 2017 or later.
3 credits ASCI 340† or
BIOS 213† or 214
Arts, Humanities and/or Social Sciences 8 credits
Electives 8 credits

† Preferred
*Science Requirement--These courses are used to calculate the required science GPA.
**Additional courses may fulfill these requirements. Please contact the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine office at 402-472-7306 or ppvm@unl.edu for further information.