Animal Biology or Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration

Animal Biology or Pre-Veterinary Concentration includes the core courses for animal science with focus on science. Students who complete this concentration may apply to veterinary college or graduate school. In addition, these students may pursue careers in nutrition, genetics, physiology, or the pharmaceutical industry.

Specific course requirements for Animal Biology/Pre-Veterinary:  

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

ANS 201

Animal Products

F

3

ANS 425

Principles of Biotechnology

S

3

CEM 161

Chemistry Laboratory I

F,S,SS

1

CEM 252

Organic Chemistry II

F,S,SS

3

CEM 255

Organic Chemistry Lab

F,S,SS

2

BMB 401

Biochemistry

F,S,SS

4

BS 162

Organisms and Populations

F,S,SS

4

BS 172

Organisms and Populations laboratory

F,S,SS

2

 

TOTAL CREDITS 23

SEVEN CREDITS OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

ANS 409

Advancements in Reproduction

F

3

ANS 413

Monogastric Animal Nutrition

F

3

ANS 435

Mammary Physiology

S

4

ANS 483

Ruminant Nutrition

S

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS 7-11

EIGHT CREDITS OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: (*required for admission to MSU Veterinary Medicine)

ANS 305

Applied Animal Behavior

S

3

ANS 309

Animal Health Management

F

3

ANS 407

Food and Animal Toxicology

F

3

ANS 418

Comprehensive Nutrient Management

F

3

ANS 445

Equine Exercise Physiology

F

4

ANS 455

Avian Physiology

S

4

*MMG 301

Introductory Microbiology

F,S,SS

3

*MMG 302

Introductory Microbiology Laboratory

S,SS

1

*MMG 409

Eucaryotic Cell Biology **See Note 1 Below**

S,SS

3

PHM 450

Introduction to Chemical Toxicology

S

3

*PHY 231

Introductory Physics I

F,S, SS

3

*PHY 232

Introductory Physics II

F,S,SS

3

*PHY 251

Introductory Physics Laboratory I

F,S,SS

1

*PHY 252

Introductory Physics Laboratory II

F,S,SS

1

ZOL 313

Animal Behavior

F,S,SS

3

ZOL 341

Fundamental Genetics (Can replace ANS 314)

 

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS 8-15

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

 

ANS 492

Undergraduate Research

F,S,SS

3

ANS 493

Professional Internship in ANS

F,S,SS

3

Study Abroad

 

 

6

 

TOTAL CREDITS 3-6

**Note 1: These Animal Science courses have been approved to be used in place of MMG 409: ANS 435, ANS 445, and ANS 455 for admission to MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.**

In addition to the concentration requirements, ANS Majors must also complete University, College, and Department requirements.

Students interested to attend veterinary college must clarify all requirements with advisor or with the college to which they intend to apply. For requirements to apply and for admission into CVM, see text below list of courses. Or, go to website for College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU (http://cvm.msu.edu), then click Prospective DVM Students.