Course Requirements

The curriculum and requirements for admission conform to the standards set forth by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. Applicants must present a minimum of three pre-professional years of college credits (100 semester credits or 152 quarter credits) and minimum cumulative (3.0) and science (2.8) grade point average on a 4.00 scale or its equivalent from an accredited United States college or university. The college or university credits must include courses in the categories listed below. Grades of less than “C“ are not acceptable. Only science courses completed within six (6) academic years of the date of application will be considered. Additionally, courses taken on a pass/fail basis cannot be transferred for credit.

Minimum Course Requirements:

Course Name

Credit Hours
  Chemistry with Lab 4
  Organic Chemistry with Lab 4
  Biochemistry with Lab 4
  Physics with Lab 8
  *Medical Terminology (Effective 2018) 1

  Advanced Biology (300 Level or Above)

(Ecology, Biology, Zoology, Physiology, Microbiology, Anatomy, Immunology, Genetics, Histology, and Others)

  Introduction to Animal Science 3


(Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, Calculus, and Others)

  English (Composition and Communication) 6

  Social Science and Humanities

(Sociology, Psychology, History, Economics, and Others)


  Liberal Arts

(Any Language, Arts, Music, and Others)

  Electives (may include advanced biological science courses and others) 8
  Physical Education (if no B.S.) 2

Applicants who have matriculated at non-US colleges and universities must comply with the above requirements and with those listed in the foreign applicants in the Tuskegee University Bulletin. These include evaluation of their transcripts by an independent agency and an appropriate test in English (TOEFL and/or TWE).


• Applicants will be required to complete a minimum of 200 clinical contact hours with a licensed veterinarian.

• 1 credit hour of Medical Terminology will be REQUIRED as a prerequisite for admission.