Learn more about the pre-professional programs at Black Hills State University.

BHSU Pre-Veterinary Program

About

Prepare for veterinarian school by first earning a bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry. Students at BHSU have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty mentors. This research experience is invaluable as students apply to the extremely competitive veterinarian professional schools. Any experience working with a practicing veterinarian is very valuable to aspiring veterinarians. BHSU faculty members work with area veterinarians to secure job shadowing and part-time work opportunities for students.


Requirements

Courses available as part of your bachelor’s degree that will prepare you for your career goals.

  • BIOL 151 -- General Biology I & 151L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 153 -- General Biology II & 153L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 325 -- Physiology & 325L Lab - 2 (Recommended)
  • BIOL 331 -- Microbiology & 331L Lab - 4 (Recommended)
  • BIOL 343 -- Cell & Molecular Biology & 343L Lab - 3 (Recommended)
  • BIOL 371 -- Genetics & 371L Lab - 3
  • BIOL 381 -- Vertebrate Anatomy & 381L Lab - 3 (Recommended)
  • CHEM 112 -- General Chemistry I & 112L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 114 -- General Chemistry II & 114L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 326 -- Organic Chemistry I & 326L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 328 -- Organic Chemistry II & 328L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 464 -- Biochemistry I & 464L Lab - 4
  • ENGL 101 -- Composition I - 3
  • ENGL 201 -- Composition II - 3
  • HLTH 422 -- Nutrition - 3 (Recommended)
  • MATH 102 -- College Algebra & 102L Lab - 4
  • MATH 281 -- Introduction to Statistics - 3
  • MIS 105 -- Introduction to Computers - 3 (Recommended)
  • PHYS 111 -- Introduction to Physics I & 111L Lab - 3
  • PHYS 113 -- Introduction to Physics II & 113L Lab - 4 (Recommended)
  • SPCM 101 -- Fundamentals of Speech - 3

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FIND YOUR Degree

Depending on your interests, you could pursue a degree in:
» Chemistry
» Biology

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

Develop valuable personal relationships in a small community with amazing faculty and staff while thriving in the outdoors of the Black Hills.