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Veterinary Technology Program

Veterinary Technology Program Admission Prerequisites

What are prerequisites?

A prerequisite is a course that requires completion before a student may progress forward in a degree plan.  The prerequisite courses help you have enough background education in certain areas to successfully complete Veterinary Technology (VETT) courses. The majority of the applicants to our program will be TAMUK Sophomores heading into their Junior year.

Do I have to have all of them completed before I submit my application?

Prerequisite courses in progress can be marked as such on the application. Students may be conditionally accepted with the condition being that the courses are successfully completed by the start of the fall semester of acceptance.  *It is preferred that VETT 3301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology be completed prior to application to the program, but it may be taken after acceptance.

What does successfully completed mean?

Students applying to the Veterinary Technology Program must complete the prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of "C" and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85.

List of Prerequisite Courses

  • ANSC 1419 Introduction to Animal Science (4cr.)
  • BIOL 1106 General Biology I Lab (1cr.)
  • BIOL 1306 General Biology I (3cr.)
  • CHEM 1111 Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1cr.)
  • CHEM 1311 Inorganic Chemistry I (3cr.)
  • COMS 1315 Business & Professional Communication OR COMS 1311 Introduction to Oral Communication (3cr.)
  • Creative Arts elective (3cr.)
  • ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics OR PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology (3cr.)
  • ENGL 1301 Rhetoric & Composition I (3cr.)
  • ENGL 1302 Rhetoric & Composition II (3cr.)
  • HIST 1301 American History I (3cr.)
  • HIST 1302 American History II (3cr.)
  • Language, Philosophy, & Culture elective (3cr.)
  • MATH 1314 College Algebra (3cr.)
  • POLS 2301 Government & Politics of the U.S. (3cr.)
  • POLS 2302 Government & Politics of Texas (3cr.)
  • UNIV 1201 Learning in Global Context (2cr.)
  • VETT 3301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology (3cr.)*