Aug 13, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Agricultural Sciences, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration, BS

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Total Hours Required for Degree:  120

The specific requirements for admission to schools of veterinary medicine vary.  Student should consult the Pre-Veterinary Medicine advisor at McNeese State University as soon as possible concerning the courses required for the schools of veterinary medicine they wish to attend.  Students interested in pursuing application to veterinary school should complete the following courses in their freshman and sophomore years:  AGRI 111; ANSC 101; BIOL 101-101L, 102-102L, 211 (with lab); CHEM 101, 102, 265; CHEM 211 (with lab) or CHEM 301-301L; COMM 201; ENGL 101, 102; MATH 170, 175; and PHYS 201, 202.  It is strongly recommended that students consult their advisor concerning specific electives.

Senior Fall - 14-15 hours

  • ANSC Electives (300/400 Level) - 6 hours
  • Electives - 2-3 hours
  • Electives (300/400 Level) - 3 hours

Senior Spring - 13 hours

  • ANSC Electives (300/400 Level) - 6 hours
  • Electives (300/400 Level) - 6 hours


  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine students may complete the above curricula through the junior year, and after successfully completing the first year of work in an accredited school of veterinary medicine, receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Sciences from McNeese State University.  Students must fulfill all other degree requirements.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in all AGEC, AGRI, AGRO, and ANSC courses.

General Notes

  • All bachelor’s degrees must include 40 hours at the 300/400 level.
  • All bachelor’s degrees require at least one life science course and one physical science course from the Natural Sciences area of the General Education Core Curriculum .
  • All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Academic Regulations  page.

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