Course preparation varies by veterinary school. It is the responsibility of each student to confirm requirements for the specific schools to which they may be applying. Below is a summary of courses required by many of the colleges and schools. Not all of the courses are required at each school. It may be possible that schools to which you plan to submit an application require courses not offered by UST. If that is the case, consult with the veterinary colleges to determine if another closely-related course can be substituted. This is a common occurance with animal science courses.  If no substitution can be made, you may need to consider other options, such as taking the course at a different undergraduate college (possibly during the summer), inquire if the course can be taken via a distance-learning or web-based class, or transfer to another undergraduate college.

Math and Sciences

  • Algebra/Trigonometry
  • Calculus/Precalculus
  • Animal Sciences
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Biology with lab
  • Cell biology
  • Inorganic Chemistry with lab
  • Organic Chemistry with lab
  • General Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Embryology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Immunology


  • English Composition
  • Literature
  • Humanities/Arts and Social Sciences
  • Public Speaking/Speech
  • Behavioral Sciences