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Pre-Veterinary

Most students accepted into a four-year professional veterinary medicine program have earned a baccalaureate degree before they enter that program. Almost all pre-veterinary students at EIU prepare for application for admission to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, since preference is given to Illinois residents.

A limited number of seats are available to non-resident students. Application is made during the fall semester of the senior year through a centralized application service (VMCAS), and a student may apply to many schools simultaneously. Acceptance to the professional school is based on the grade point average in college courses, scores on the Graduate Record Exam, letters of recommendation, and experience in the field of veterinary medicine.


Tentative course offerings

For additional information, including links to the VMCAS, visit the following website:

Necessary Undergraduate Coursework

The minimum pre-professional requirements for admission to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine include:

Biological Sciences - 8 Semester Hours
BIO 1100 - General Biology
BIO 1300G - Animal Diversity
Chemistry - 19 Semester Hours
CHM 1310/1315 and 1410/1415 (or 1510/1515) - General Chemistry
CHM 2440, 2445, 2840, 2845 - Organic Chemistry
CHM 3450 - Biochemistry
Physics - 8 Semester Hours
PHY 1151/1152 and 1161G/1162G - General Physics
English Composition/Speech - 6 Semester Hours
ENG 1001G + ENG 1002G or COM 1310G
Humanities and Social Sciences - 12 Semester Hours
Electives - 10 Semester Hours

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Pre-Health Professions Advising

Eastern Illinois University
Life Sciences Building - 2070
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3126
Fax: 217-581-7141
biosci@eiu.edu


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