Tuskegee University

TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS and FACT SHEET

Undergraduate Preparation

The curriculum and requirements for admission conform to the standards set forth by the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Applicants must present a minimum of three pre-professional years of college credit (100 semester credits or 152 quarter credits) and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70 on a 4.00 scale or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. college or university. The college or university credits must include the following courses (grades below C will not be accepted):

SUMMARY OF PREREQUISITE COURSES

Organic Chemistry w/Lab............................ 8 HRS.
Biochemistry w/ Lab......................................4 HRS.
Physics w/ Lab................................................8 HRS.
Advanced Biology (300 Level or Above)......9 HRS.
Animal Science ** ..........................................9 HRS.
Mathematics....................................................6 HRS.
English.............................................................6 HRS.
Social Sciences.................................................6 HRS.
Liberal Arts.....................................................6 HRS.
Elective.............................................................8 HRS.

Applicants who do not include animal science, poultry science and animal nutrition courses in their pre-professional studies may be admitted at the discretion of the Committee on Veterinary Admissions if they have fulfilled all other requirements.  However, these courses must be completed prior to attaining third-year status in the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Courses required in the professional veterinary medical curriculum cannot be used to satisfy elective admission requirements.  It is to the student's advantage to take courses in animal science, poultry science and animal nutrition before admission to the TUSVM.
It is recommended that individuals who choose to pursue the pre-professional curriculum at other institutions include one year of physical education in their curriculum. Physical education is a Tuskegee University requirement for graduation.  Individuals who do not present credits in physical education on their application may be admitted to the School of Veterinary Medicine but this requirement must be fulfilled prior to attaining third-year status.
Candidates lacking a bachelor's degree must satisfy the Tuskegee University English Proficiency Examination requirements.

The Tuskegee University pre-veterinary curriculum is administered by the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences which is a Division of the College of Agriculture, Environmental and Natural Sciences.  Students accepted from this program may be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science from the College of Agriculture, Environmental and Natural Science after completing the first year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program.