Transfer requirements for Animal Science

Prepare for study in veterinary medicine or careers in animal production, biotechnology, and conservation, in a program that has been nationally recognized in animal breeding and genetics, nutrition, physiology, growth, behavior, and management.

Academic Record

  • Strong academic record at the college level. In general, competitive applicants have at least a 3.0 (B) average.
  • CALS Required Coursework should be completed or in-progress with a “B” or better before applying.
  • The most competitive applicants are full-time students who have met the GPA and course requirements.

For transfers entering as sophomores

or transfers with two full-time college semesters of study (post-high school) completed or in progress at time of application.

Required:

Students interested in pursuing a PreVet concentration are also required to take Chemistry I & II with labs

Strongly encouraged (but not required):

  • Statistics or Calculus

For transfers entering as juniors

or transfers with four full-time college semesters of study (post-high school) completed or in progress at time of application.

Required:

  • One full academic year of Introductory Biology with labs
  • Two College Writing/English Composition courses or one writing/composition and Public Speaking
  • Chemistry I & II with labs (dairy, livestock, equine management-only Chemistry I)

Strongly encouraged (but not required):

  • Statistics or Calculus
  • Courses that meet the CALS social science and humanities requirements in Cultural Analysis, Historical Analysis, Knowledge, Cognition and Moral Reasoning, Literature and the Arts, Social and Behavioral Analysis and Foreign Language.

Note: Students interested in pursuing a PreVet concentration are strongly encouraged to complete Organic Chemistry I & II with one semester of lab or Physics I & II with labs.