Oregon State University
Veterinary DVM program 2011-2015
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
|University Requirement||PCC Equivalent||Credits|
|General Biology w/lab for science majors||
BI 211, 212, & 213 Principles of Biology
Note: All three courses must be completed for the sequence to transfer as BI 211, 212, 213 to OSU.
|General Chemistry w/lab for science majors||CH 221, 222, & 223 General Chemistry||15|
|Organic Chemistry w/lab for science majors||
CH 241, 242, & 243 Organic Chemistry
see organic chemistry information below
|Physics w/lab for science majors - 2 quarters||PHY 201, 202, & 203 General Physics||12|
|One course in Statistics||MTH 243 Statistics I||4|
|College level Algebra and Trigonometry||MTH 111 College Algebra and MTH 112 Elementary Functions||10|
|1 course in Animal or Human Physiology||BI 231 Human Physiology or take at OSU||4|
|ANS 311 Animal Nutrition||May be taken on-line through OSU||-|
|Upper Division Biochemistry – 2 quarters||
These are 300-400 level courses.Take at OSU or other 4-year institution
Upper Division Biological Sciences in: choose from: additional biochemistry, additional physiology and/or anatomy, animal reproduction, cell biology, cell physiology, epidemiology, histology, immunology, microbiology, parasitology, and virology
Take at OSU or at another
|Genetics||Take at OSU or other 4-year institution||-|
English Composition, two terms
Public SpeakingHumanities/Social Sciences
WR 121 English Comp I and WR 227 Technical Writing
COMM 111 Public Speaking
Select from lists of PCC departments
** These requirements will be considered met if the applicant has a bachelor’s degree by July 1st of the year that they are accepted into the DVM program.
Organic Chemistry - These courses (only as a complete sequence and with C or better in all courses) may be used to fulfill the organic chemistry requirement at OSU.The CC organic chemistry courses are transferred as lower division (LD) credit.If a student takes a complete year of organic chemistry with laboratory each term (CH 241, 242, 243) and transfers to OSU, the student normally receives lower division credit. The course work may appear on the transcript as various combinations of CH 331, CH 332, CH 337, and unspecified LDT credit (lower division transfer). A student can receive upper division credit (300 level) if they pass the ACS organic exam.
This is a Graduate degree program. Students do not need to complete a bachelor's degree program prior to beginning the Veterinary Medicine program. Most students pursue a major in biology, microbiology, zoology, animal science, bioresource research, or another science field. All prerequisites must be taken for a letter grade.
If you intend to earn a bachelor's degree at OSU, you must meet OSU's Baccalaureate Core Requirements. For PCC courses that transfer to OSU, refer to Transfer Equivalencies above. If you plan to get an AAOT degree, all OSU Baccalaureate Core Requirements will be met by AAOT degree requirements. Be sure to take all other required courses.
PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.
Last updated: February 2015