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Honors Accelerated Pre-Veterinary Option

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Honors Accelerated Pre-Veterinary Option (120 Credits)

This option has been established for admission of highly academically qualified students to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) program at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The program of study consists of three years of undergraduate coursework that fulfills the pre-veterinary neuroscience requirements followed by the four-year D.V.M. program. Satisfactory completion of this 7-year curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Neuroscience and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.).

All students who qualify for admission to the WSU Honors College are eligible to apply for pre-admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine after completion of one year in the pre-veterinary neuroscience curriculum. Interested applicants should identify themselves to the Honors College as soon as they decide to enroll at the University because the number of available seats in the B.S./D.V.M. program is limited. Early admission to the D.V.M. program requires approval of the CVM Admissions Committee. Accepted students are pre-admitted directly to the D.V.M. program. To maintain pre-admission into the D.V.M. program, accepted students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.5 or better in all undergraduate coursework.

Students may be admitted to the Neuroscience Honors Accelerated Pre-Veterinary Option upon making their intention known to the department and enrollment in, or credit for, MATH 106 (or higher). To maintain admission to the major, students who have completed a minimum of 30 credits at WSU must maintain a 3.0 minimum GPA overall, and a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA in each of the following courses: BIOLOGY 107; CHEM 105; CHEM 106 or 116; MATH 140 or 171; NEUROSCI 301, NEUROSCI 302; PHYSICS 101/111, 201/211 or 205; and PHYSICS 102/112, 202/212, 206, or CHEM 345. Students must receive a grade of C or better in these courses and may repeat a maximum of three of these courses to maintain admission to the major.

Completion of the degree requires completion of the HONORS Curriculum; a minimum of 90 undergraduate credits, including 30 upper-division credits; and one year of DVM coursework.
First Year
First TermCredits
BIOLOGY 1074
CHEM 1054
MATH 140 or 1714
Foreign Language (if needed)10-4
Second TermCredits
CHEM 106 or 11624
ENGLISH 2983
HONORS 27033
PHYSICS 1013
PHYSICS 1111
Foreign Language (if needed)10-4
Second Year
First TermCredits
BIOLOGY 1064
HONORS 2803
HONORS 29023
NEUROSCI 30143
PSYCH 10533
Second TermCredits
CHEM 3454
NEUROSCI 3023
PHYSICS 1023
PHYSICS 1121
Behavior Requirement53 or 4
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
BIOLOGY/MBIOS 3014
HONORS 3703
HONORS 39860 or 1
MBIOS 3034
NEUROSCI 430 [M]4
NEUROSCI 45072
Second TermCredits
HONORS 3803
HONORS 3903
HONORS 45071
NEUROSCI 403 [M]3
NEUROSCI 490 [CAPS]3
Statistics Course84
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
VET MED 5115
Additional D.V.M. Coursework910
Second TermCredits
VET MED 5205
VET MED 521103
Additional D.V.M. Coursework97

Footnotes
1Students must meet the Honors College Foreign Language requirement.
2Students who complete CHEM 116 fulfill the Honors College HONORS 290 requirement and another 3-credit course can be substituted.
3If HONORS 270 is taught by a member of the Psychology faculty, students may waive PSYCH 105. If PSYCH 105 is waived, students may need to take additional coursework to meet the 90-credit undergraduate minimum.
4PSYCH 372 may be taken in place of NEUROSCI 301 with department permission.
5Behavior Course: Choose one course from NEUROSCI 305, 333, or 409. Other courses may be allowed by department consent.
6HONORS 398 is an optional thesis-preparation course.
7NEUROSCI 450 is applied to the 3 credit HONORS 450 requirement.
8Statistics Course: Choose one course from PSYCH 311, STAT 212, 360, 370, or 412.
9Additional D.V.M. courses required in the first year of the D.V.M. program to satisfy the Neuroscience elective requirement for the B.S. in Neuroscience.
10VET MED 521 satisfies the Neuroanatomy (NEUROSCI 404) requirement for the B.S. in Neuroscience.

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