APSU offers a pre-veterinary medicine concentration that prepares the student for applying to the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. Most veterinary schools have similar admission requirements, and APSU’s program can be modified to meet the requirements of most.
The pre-veterinary program of study includes more coursework than the minimum for applying to veterinary school. These additional courses are included to improve the student’s chances for success in veterinary school and to complete B.S. degree requirements.
Students may qualify for veterinary school during the third year at APSU.
Thus students have two degree options at APSU:
The student may apply for a degree granted in absentia (see Requirements for Degrees in Absentia) after having successfully completed the first year of veterinary school; or
The student may complete all requirements in the four-year curriculum and receive a B.S. degree in Agriculture, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration.