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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Veterinary, A.S.

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Pre-Professional Curricula

Pre-professional degree programs are designed to prepare students for entry into a bachelor degree program and then into their identified area of professional schooling. It is necessary for pre-professional students to work closely with an academic advisor to ensure that the requirements of the identified professional school(s) are met. For each pre-professional student, the degree program will be modified to provide the student with coursework that will best prepare them for their future studies and professional practice. Students expecting to qualify for admission into professional schools are urged to study carefully the particular requirements of the institution from which they wish to obtain a degree. Since society imposes leadership responsibilities on professionally trained people, most professional schools recommend that pre-professional training should stress 1) proficiency in language, 2) broad cultural background in the liberal arts or humanistic studies and in the social and behavioral sciences, and 3) completion of some basic science course and familiarity with the use of the scientific laboratory method.

This curriculum is designed to meet the general requirements for admission into the WUE school of veterinary medicine at Colorado State University or Washington State University. Admission requirements vary with each professional school. Therefore, students should determine, as soon as possible, which school of veterinary medicine they plan to attend. Then the student’s program can be planned in such a way as to meet the specific requirements of the chosen professional school.

Because of the large number of required courses, many students are taking three years to complete this program.

This is a transfer degree.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Total Program Credits (61 Credits)


*Elective credits should come from courses that help fulfill pre-requisite requirements at the student’s intended transfer institution.  These choices should be made in consultation with an academic advisor.

Prior to transfer, it is recommended that students complete CHEM 3750 - Principles of Biochemistry (University of Wyoming course offered in Casper).

The above curriculum will vary to some degree with the student’s background and experience. For example, some students will not need the beginning mathematics courses and may go directly into calculus. This will save time and permit the student to complete additional courses. Recommended courses include animal production, genetics, microbiology, and comparative chordate anatomy.

The normal length of this program is two academic years at 16-18 credit hours per semester.

Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”

Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.

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