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2020 - 2021 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Medicine (PRE) Transfer Pathway (AS)

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Veterinarians identify and treat medical problems in animals. They treat injuries and illnesses, perform surgery, prescribe medications, and prescribe preventive healthcare, such as vaccinations. By these methods or through research, veterinarians also help to protect people from diseases carried by animals. “Pre-veterinary medicine” is not a major. Although not required, a bachelor’s degree is recommended for application to veterinary school. Many students choose to major in biology or animal science while completing the pre-requisites for veterinary school. Pre-requisites for veterinary schools vary, and students are responsible for checking the pre-requisites at the veterinary schools for which they apply.

Suggested Course Plan by Semester   


Pathway Code: VETM

General Education Requirements (47 hours)

Basic Skills (12 hours)

Computer Literacy (3 hours)

Humanities (6 hours)

Complete courses from 2 Different Departments (ART, FOL, HIS, HUM, LIT, MIN, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included.

For a list of course options click this link Humanities Elective(s) 

  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) _______________________________________
  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) _______________________________________

Social Sciences (6 hours)

Complete courses from 2 Different Departments ANT, ECO, GEG, POL, PSY, SOC 

For a list of course options click this link Social Science Elective(s) . PSY6711 General Psychology is a recommended elective for this pathway.

  • Social Science Elective - 3 hours(s) __________________________________

Science and Math (20 hours)

Complete 20 hours of Lab Science coursework as listed for this pathway.

Recommended Transfer Pathway Electives (15 hours minimum)*

The Associate of Science degree requires a minimum of 15 hours of pathway electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses within this block based upon their chosen major at the four-year institution and for veterinary schools to which they may apply.


Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*

*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley Degree, however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses. Math sequence may vary.


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