Biology/Pre–Veterinary Medicine

General Information

The Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre–Veterinary Medicine is designed to prepare students for admission into professional programs in veterinary medicine. Completion of the program will ensure that the minimum admission requirements for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University are met. Students must also complete a minimum number of hours of documented observational or work experience under the supervision of a veterinarian. Requirements for other schools of veterinary medicine may vary.

Career Opportunities

The Pre–Veterinary Medicine program at Ferris is designed to prepare students for admission to the School of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University.

Doctors of veterinary medicine may pursue a variety of career paths, such as ensuring public health, caring for companion animals, controlling animal diseases and providing veterinary medical education.

The future for doctors of veterinary medicine is bright. With an increasing population of companion animals, there is more need than ever for well-trained, compassionate professionals to enter the field of veterinary medicine.

Admission Requirements

First-year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT Reading and Mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.

More Information

Lead Advisor: Dr. James Scott
Phone: (231) 591-2620
Email: JamesScott@ferris.edu

Professional Advisor: Kim Ducat
Phone: (231) 591-2745
Email: KimberlyDucat@ferris.edu

Biology/Pre–Veterinary Medicine: Ferris State University Course Catalog