College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Science/Pre-Professional - 0104E

Thinking about veterinary, medical, or dental school after you complete your Bachelor's Degree? Planning to pursue a graduate degree in nutrition, immunology, or molecular biology?Looking for a different undergraduate major? Striving for that competitive edge? Seeking an undergraduate degree that will set you apart from all the rest? 

Prepares students for admission to veterinary, dental or medical schools and/or graduate school. Graduate school study can open the door to an exciting research career in specialty areas of animal or biological sciences such as genetics, nutrition, physiology or cell biology. The curriculum emphasizes advanced courses in the biological and physical sciences and includes all the pre-veterinary and pre-medicine requirements.

Sample Course Work

Math and Science Courses
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • Physics I & II
  • Principles of Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Calculus
Some Careers You Might Pursue
  • Medical Doctor/Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Biotechnologist
  • Nutritional Scientist
  • Pharmaceutical Professional in research, product development, technical service, or sales
  • Chiropractor/Osteopath
  • Toxicologist


  • College Scholarships available for incoming freshmen.
  • Mandatory advising with a faculty member to ensure that you work closely with a professional dedicated to helping you reach your goal.
  • University pre-professional health advisors who will assist you in preparing applications and in connecting with professional schools throughout the country including the University of Maryland Medical and Dental School.
  • Faculty contact and networking to help identify graduate schools and place you in post-baccalaureate programs.
  • Many internship opportunities at research laboratories, hospitals, and biotech companies.
  • Options in preparation for medical or dental school by combining your interests with our diverse and unique programs.
  • Excellent preparation for joint Ph.D.-M.D. programs.
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