Advising for students interested in the pre-veterinary medicine program is done by the Biology Department, 2001 New Science Facility,, phone 906-227-2310.

Pre-veterinary students who are residents of Michigan normally plan an academic program to meet requirements for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. Those requirements can be met at Northern Michigan University, where students take specified courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, college composition, social science and humanities. Students are encouraged to earn a bachelor’s degree at Northern Michigan University by completing a major and minor in such fields as biology, biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics or psychology. Other majors are acceptable as long as the specified courses are completed.

Specific advisement information is found in the Pre-veterinary Medicine Handbook, available from the Biology Department. Factors considered in acceptance of students into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University include legal residency, grade point average in all college course work, grade point average in required pre-veterinary science courses, results of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE), total college course credits completed, average course load per semester, a personal interview, essay, veterinary experience and animal exposure, and extracurricular activities.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Pre-Professional Programs department page.

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