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Pre-Veterinary Studies (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 43.5
Term Effective: Fall 2021


The Pre-Veterinary Studies major is designed to provide insight into the veterinary career field, and a solid foundation in the science courses for students with a goal of attending a professional veterinary medicine program such as the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Veterinarians have Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degrees from one of 30 Veterinary Schools in the United States. This is a graduate degree that requires most students to earn a Bachelor’s Degree as part of their journey towards earning a DVM. Each veterinary school has slightly different pre-requisite requirements. A student’s state of residency has a major impact on the likelihood of admission for most schools; therefore, Santa Rosa Junior College Pre-Veterinary major is modeled after the requirements for UC Davis. Students are encouraged to review the requirements of different schools through the Association of American Veterinary Medical College’s website (

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the veterinary medical career field and generate a personal academic and occupational plan.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of foundational concepts in the fields of biology, chemistry and statistics to prepare students towards admissions into a veterinary school.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Pre-Veterinary Studies (AS) program are:

  • Complete 43.5 units from
    • Pre-Veterinary Requirements

Pre-Veterinary Requirements - complete 43.50 units
ANHLT 101Introduction to Veterinary Careers1.50
BIO 2.1Fundamentals of Biology (Cell and Molecular)5.00
BIO 2.2Fundamentals of Biology (Evolution, Genetics, and Zoology)5.00
BIO 2.3Fundamentals of Biology (Botany and Ecology)5.00
CHEM 3AGeneral Chemistry Part 1: Lecture3.00
CHEM 3ALGeneral Chemistry Part 1: Lab2.00
CHEM 3BGeneral Chemistry Part 25.00
MATH 15Elementary Statistics4.00
PHYS 20AGeneral Physics Part I4.00
PHYS 20BGeneral Physics Part II4.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 5.00 units from the following:
CHEM 8Introductory Organic Chemistry5.00
Organic Chemistry5.00
CHEM 12BOrganic Chemistry5.00

Term Effective: Fall 2021

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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