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Microbiology – Honors Accelerated Pre-Veterinary Option

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Microbiology – Honors Accelerated Pre-Veterinary Option (126 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 microbiology 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 Microbiology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degrees.

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 one year of Honors pre-veterinary microbiology 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 3.50 or better in all undergraduate coursework.

Students may be admitted to the Microbiology – Accelerated Pre-Veterinary option after completing a minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at WSU with a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and a grade of C or better in each of the following courses: BIOLOGY 106; BIOLOGY 107; CHEM 105; CHEM 106 or 116. Completion of the degree requires completion of Honors curriculum; a minimum of 90 undergraduate credits including 30 upper-division credits; and one year of DVM coursework.

A grade of C or better is required in all MBIOS courses taken to meet graduation requirements. None of these courses may be taken pass/fail. Completed core requirements may not be used to satisfy lecture or lab electives.
First Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 1054
MBIOS 1381
Foreign Language (if needed)10-4
Second TermCredits
CHEM 106 or 11624
MBIOS 2013
Foreign Language (if needed) or Elective12-4
Third TermCredits
(Summer) MATH 140 or 1714
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 3454
MBIOS 3014
STAT 2124
Second TermCredits
HONORS 29023
MBIOS 3034
MBIOS 3043
MBIOS 360 [M]2
PHYSICS 101 or 2013
PHYSICS 111 or 2111
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third TermCredits
(Summer) MBIOS 3053
Third Year
First TermCredits
HONORS 39830 or 1
MBIOS 4043
MBIOS 494 [CAPS] [M]3
PHYSICS 102 or 2023
PHYSICS 112 or 2121
Second TermCredits
MBIOS 4103
MBIOS 4113
MBIOS 4503
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
VET MED 51145
VET MED 53553
Additional DVM coursework67
Second TermCredits
VET MED 53473
Additional DVM coursework612
Exit Survey

1The Foreign Language requirement may be satisfied in one of the following ways: 1) Satisfactory completion of the STAMP test 2) Satisfactory completion of a foreign language 204-level course 3) Completion of a minor in a foreign language 4) Earning the Honors College Certificate of Global Competencies 5) Students with a native language that is not English and who come to the United States after 8th grade can be exempted from the foreign language requirement with approval of an Honors advisor
2Students who complete CHEM 116 fulfill the Honors College HONORS 290 requirement and another 3-credit course can be substituted.
3HONORS 398 is an optional thesis-preparation course.
4VET MED 511 satisfies the MBIOS 460 requirement for the B.S. in Microbiology.
5VET MED 535 satisfies the Virology requirement (MBIOS 442) for the B.S. in Microbiology
6Additional D.V.M. courses required in the first year of the D.V.M. program to satisfy the Microbiology elective requirement for the B.S. in Microbiology. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in 500-level (professional or graduate) courses, while pursuing the subsequent D.V.M. degree in order to complete the requirements for this accelerated bachelor’s degree.
7VET MED 534 satisfies the Immunology requirement (MBIOS 440) for the B.S. in Microbiology.

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