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Biology - Pre-Veterinary Concentration, B.S.

The Pre-Veterinary concentration allows students to study diverse aspects of animal biology. The concentration prepares students for a variety of animal focused careers and aligns with the prerequisite courses for veterinary programs. Students gain hands-on experience working with animals through coursework and internships. Students can complete animal care internships at MCLA, the Berkshire Museum and/or local animal hospitals.

BIOL 101Biology Seminar for Majors1
BIOL 150Introduction to Biology I: Cells4
BIOL 160Introduction to Biology II: Organisms4
BIOL 240Genetics4
BIOL 302Applied Statistics in Biology1
BIOL 320Microbiology4
BIOL 360Biochemistry3
Select one of the following:3-4
Animal Physiology
Special Topics in Biology ( Vertebrate Zoology)
Special Topics in Biology (Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy)
BIOL 450Animal Behavior4
BIOL 540Biology Internship1
Upper Level Biology Electives6
CHEM 150Introduction to Chemistry I4
CHEM 152Introduction to Chemistry II4
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 202Organic Chemistry II4
MATH 232/232HIntroduction to Statistics3
PHYS 131General Physics I4
PHYS 132General Physics II4
Total Hours62-63