|Course and Title||Semester Credit Hours Required||UNL Course Equivalent**|
One year of composition or writing emphasis courses. May include business or technical writing. A 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|
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|
One year series (2 semesters or 3 quarters lecture) for biological science majors with one semester (2 quarters) lab.
|7 credits||CHEM 109 and CHEM 110|
First semester of a two-semester series with lab (Organic Chemistry I with lab). Organic Chemistry II is no longer required.
|4 credits||CHEM 251 and CHEM 253|
One semester (no lab required). Upper-level (junior or senior) course.
|3 credits||BIOC 401† or 431|
First semester of a two-semester series with lab. Must include mechanics, fluids, heat and thermodynamics, vibrations, waves and sound. One semester physics overview courses will not fulfill this requirement.
|4 credits||PHYS 141|
One year series with lab each term which includes both cellular and organismal biology. 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 of this requirement.
|8 credits||LIFE 120/120L and LIFE 121/121L|
Mendelian and/or molecular genetics (no lab required).
|3 credits||BIOS 206 or AGRO 215|
|Anatomy and/or Physiology*
(no lab required) Animal or human anatomy and physiology will fulfill this requirement but must cover all systems. Upper-level comparative anatomy or physiology or, upper-level vertebrate anatomy or physiology WILL fulfill this requirement. A single course in anatomy or physiology is recommended over an anatomy/physiology combined course. If you take an anatomy and/or physiology I course, you must also take the second course in order to fulfill the requirement.
|3 credits||ASCI 340 or BIOS 213 or 214 or VBMS 307|
|Arts, Humanities and/or Social Sciences
Skill courses such as music lessons of any type, art courses such as drawing & painting, foreign language courses where you are specifically learning the language, etc. do not fulfill this requirement.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
†Prior to 8/25/2019 BIOC 321 will fulfill requirement.
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. Any required science course taken more than eight years ago may be subject to review and the applicant may be asked for further information or to repeat the course.
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.
All required coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or better to fulfill the requirement. In order to accommodate multiple institutions’ adaptations to grading as a result of COVID-19, coursework taken Pass/Fail in Spring or Summer of 2020 will also fulfill the requirement if completed with a grade of “Pass.”