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Pre-Veterinary Science

Do you love all God’s creatures? Then you might consider becoming a veterinarian and pursuing the Pre-Veterinary Science track at University of the Cumberlands.

What is pre-veterinary science? It’s a program of undergraduate study designed to prepare you for the rigors of a graduate degree program in animal health science.

At University of the Cumberlands, our pre-veterinary emphasis offers traditionally successful routes to veterinary school admission with undergrad pre-veterinary studies majors in either biology or chemistry. We have advisors in both disciplines to help you plan the course of study that best fits your needs. Plus, they understand the entrance procedures and requirements to become a veterinarian of various post-baccalaureate programs.

The majority of the professional schools want pre-veterinary studies majors or students who have completed a relevant program with courses in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and have a background in English, humanities, and social sciences. The ability to solve scientific problems and a broad undergraduate education are also considered essential for the pre-professional student. However, you may major in just about any subject or pursue any academic interest as long as the required courses are completed.

In preparation for admission to veterinary school, your pre-veterinary college program should help you obtain a broad background in natural sciences, social studies, and humanities. However, you should consult bulletins from your chosen veterinary school for specific entrance requirements.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

Have you been looking for an undergraduate veterinary program that will help you excel in your graduate studies in animal health science? Get your veterinary career off to the right start with the preveterinary science track from University of the Cumberlands. Fill out the form on this page to find out how UC can get help you make your dream a reality with a rewarding career helping animals!

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