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Pre-Veterinarian

Students interested in veterinary medicine can major in general biology or wildlife biology at Keystone College. The general biology or wildlife biology degrees fulfill the requirements for a student to get into veterinarian programs post-graduation. Students who choose this degree program will receive a bachelor of science degree in the natural sciences. Your academic advisor will assist with course scheduling and help provide information about applying to graduate school for veterinary medicine.

Internships and Experiential Learning

Not all education happens in the classroom. Certain lessons can only be learned through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with real world experiences in the field. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students and other professionals. Students will acquire leadership and management skills, professional growth and personal fulfillment that can’t be gained in the classroom.

The pre-medical professional advisor offers advice and suggestions for your summer cooperative work and internship.

Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide for the General Biology B.S. Degree

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for Pre-Medical:

First Year
First Semester

  • General Biology I
  • College Writing I
  • General Chemistry I
  • First Year Seminar
  • Technology Elective
  • Critical and Analytical Reading or Critical and Analytical Reading exempt
Second Semester

  • General Biology II
  • General Chemistry II
  • Speech Communications
  • College Writing II
  • Calculus I
Second Year
First Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Genetics
  • Ethics Elective (Diversity Perspective)
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Statistics
Second Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences elective
Third Year
First Semester

  • Field Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry I
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • General Physics I
Second Semester

  • Field Biology
  • Biochemistry II
  • Health and Wellness elective
  • Statistics and Research
  • General Physics II
  • Experiential Learning
Fourth Year
First Semester

  • Arts and Humanities elective (area 1)
  • Introductory Ecology
  • Biology Seminar & Research (Writing Intensive)
  • Math elective 2,000+ level
  • Social and Behavioral elective 2,000+ level
Second Semester

  • Arts and Humanities Elective 2,000+ Global Perspective
  • Capstone Research Project
  • Virology or Immunology
  • Curricular Elective
  • Curricular Elective

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

Curriculum Guide for the Wildlife Biology B.S. Degree
First Year 

First Semester

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  • General Biology I
  • College Writing I
  • General Chemistry I
  • First Year Seminar
  • Critical and Analytical Reading or Critical and Analytical Reading exempt

Second Semester

  • Field Biology
  • General Biology II
  • General Chemistry II
  • College Writing II
  • Calculus I
Second Year 

First Semester

  • Field Biology
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Speech Communications
  • GIS / GPS
  • Environmental Policy & Management
  • Health and Wellness Elective

Second Semester

  • Art and Humanities Elective (Area 1)
  • Field Biology
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Natural Science Elective or Math Elective
  • Global Change
Third Year 

First Semester

  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Ethics Elective (Diversity)
  • Physical Geology
  • American National Government or State and Local Government

Second Semester

  • Arts and Humanities Elective 2,000+ level
  • Field Biology
  • Field Biology
  • Environmental Internship
  • Statistics
  • Natural Science Elective or Math Elective
 Fourth Year 

 First Semester

  • Field Biology
  • Genetics
  • Biology Seminar and Research
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Statistics and Research
  • Natural Science Elective or Math Elective

Second Semester

  • Field Biology
  • Capstone Research Project
  • Natural Science Elective or Math Elective
  • Natural Science Elective or Math Elective
  • Social and Behavioral Science Elective 2,000+ level

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

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Hands on Experience

Study Abroad

You can explore your academic goals in an international setting and global environment. The experience of living in a new country will build your self-confidence, add valuable skills to your tool box, and will alter how you view yourself, the world, and your own country.

Internships and Field Experiences

Not all education happens in the classroom. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to learn through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with a real world experience in the field.

Undergraduate Research

The process of research and discovery while working with a faculty mentor enriches the learning process and creates positive attributes which will last a lifetime. Undergraduate research encompasses both traditional research and creative endeavors.