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 215
(prior to 8/20/2017 AGRO 315 will fulfill requirement)

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.

All but two of the required science courses must be completed by the end of the fall term in which the applicant applies. Up to two required science courses may be taken the spring term prior to matriculation.  Other non-science required courses must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to matriculation.  All required coursework must be completed with a grade of "C'" (2.00) or better to fulfill the requirement.  A "C-minus" or lower is not acceptable.

Required courses must be taken from an accredited college or university on a graded A-F basis.  No required course may be taken under the Pass/Not Pass or Satisfactory/Fail grading system or similar options.