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Pre-Veterinary Careers

What Can I Do With A Pre-Veterinary Science Degree?

Veterinary School

If you want to be a veterinarian, our preveterinary science program – with majors in biology or chemistry – is designed to help students fulfill entrance requirements for veterinary school. With an average median wage over $90,420 per year, the demand for qualified veterinary practitioners1 is growing – up 19 percent by 2026.

Natural Sciences Manager2

A biology degree from University of the Cumberlands also offers a solid degree path, in and of itself, to a career. With it, you’ll have the scientific foundation you need to work in, and even manage, laboratories and scientific studies. The average median wage for Natural Sciences Managers is $118,970 per year with an expected growth rate of 10 percent up to 2026.


Chemistry majors also have solid, pre-med career potential – including as a chemist. In a field projected to grow 7 percent over the better part of the next decade, chemists and material scientists average a median wage of $76,280 annually.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Equine Veterinarian
  • Small Animal Veterinarian
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Laboratory Director
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Chemist

"19 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Veterinarians by 20261

2Natural Sciences Managers
3Chemists and Material Scientists