Nov 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Veterinary Medicine

Bonnie Rush, Dean
Frank Blecha, Associate Dean
Peggy Schmidt, Associate Dean
Priscilla Roddy, Assistant Dean
Callie Rost, Assistant Dean

101 Trotter Hall
Fax: 785-532-5884

General Requirements


Admission into the College of Veterinary Medicine is based upon a competitive process among qualified students who have completed the minimum 64 required hours of pre-professional courses (see pre-professional requirements). Minimum qualifications include a 2.8 GPA or greater average over the pre-professional requirements and over the last 45 hours of undergraduate college work. A grade below a C in a pre-professional requirement is not acceptable.

Personal interviews are required of any student under consideration. Selection is based upon academic achievement and professional potential as determined by grades, interview, application information, references, and GRE scores. Applicants are evaluated on such items as motivation, maturity, communication skills, experience with and knowledge of animals, and experience with and knowledge of veterinary medicine.

From June 1 to October 1, applications for admission to the professional curriculum can be obtained from the College of Veterinary Medicine website.

No applications are accepted after October 1.

Veterinary early admission program

High school seniors with ACT scores of 29 or higher or SAT scores of 1290 (combined critical reading and math scores) or higher are eligible to apply for the veterinary early admission program. An application can be obtained from the College of Veterinary Medicine website. Qualified applicants are interviewed by the admission committee.

Students in this program are guaranteed admission to the DVM degree program following completion of the prerequisites for the DVM degree program at Kansas State University (all classes following graduation from high school must be taken at K-State and a minimum of 3.4 GPA must be maintained).

Pre-professional requirements

The pre-professional work may be pursued at K-State in the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Agriculture or in other academically accredited institutions.

Listed below are required courses:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ASI 500  Genetics 3
BIOCH 521  General Biochemistry 3
BIOL 198  Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 455  General Microbiology (and lab) 4
CHM 210  Chemistry I 4
CHM 230  Chemistry II 4
CHM 350  General Organic Chemistry 3
CHM 351  General Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
COMM 105  Public Speaking IA  2
ENGL 100  Expository Writing I 3
ENGL 200  Expository Writing II 3
PHYS 113  General Physics I 4
PHYS 114  General Physics II 4
 Social sciences and/or humanities 12
 Electives 9
 Total 64

All science courses (chemistry, physics, biology, and genetics) must have been taken within six years of the date of application. All pre-professional requirements must be graded.

A bachelor of science degree may be granted by the College of Agriculture or the College of Arts and Sciences upon completion of residency and academic requirements. Detailed information should be obtained from the dean’s office of the appropriate college.

Fees for veterinary medical students

See the Fees section in this catalog.