Pre-Veterinary

The Pre-Veterinary degree program is designed for the student who is planning to transfer to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Since requirements for admission to professional schools vary considerably according to the profession, as well as the school, a student planning to enter a professional school should seek specific information from the school he/she wishes to attend. The College of Veterinary Medicine is a four-year curriculum leading to the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Advisors and Faculty

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212 PUBLIC SPEAKING  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE  3
MATH 222
or
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I 
or
5
MATH 135 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES  4
MATH 223
or
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II 
or
4
MATH 211 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS  4
BIOL 160 BIOPRINCIPLES I  4
BIOL 161 BIOPRINCIPLES II  4
CHEM 130 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
FINE ARTS  3
HUMANITIES  3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 132 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
CHEM 220 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  5
PHYS 120 GENERAL PHYSICS  5
PHYS 121 GENERAL PHYSICS  5

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 230 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  4
AGRI 110 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL SCIENCE ** 4

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.
** AGRI 110 is not required for students transferring into a biology curriculum

Students enrolled in the Associate in Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1BIOL 160; CHEM 130; ENGL 110; MATH 222 or MATH 135
Spring Semester 1BIOL 161; CHEM 132; ENGL 111; Humanities; MATH 223 or MATH 211
Fall Semester 2CHEM 220; PHYS 120; COMM 110 or COMM 212
Spring Semester 2PHYS 121; PSY 110; Fine Arts; Social Science

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Building

Room 118, (309) 694-5171

or

Math, Science, and Engineering Department

Room 320B, (309) 694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training

Related Programs

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