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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 with a General Biology Degree.

Semester 1  

  • Gen Biology I
  • Gen Chemistry I
  • College Writing I
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Medical Terminology
  • Critical Reading 0/2

Semester 2

  • Gen Biology II
  • Gen Chemistry II
  • Speech Communications
  • College Writing II
  • Calculus I or Pre-Calc

Semester 3   

  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Moral: (Bioethics Recommended)
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Calculus I or Free Elective
  • GenEd Elective

Semester 4  

  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Microbiology
  • Quantitative Elective (Statistics)
  • Arts & Humanities Elective

Semester 5  

  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry I
  • Statistics & Research
  • General Physics I
  • Social & Cultural Elective (General Psychology)

Semester 6    

  • Tech Elective (PC Office Application Recommended)
  • Science Literacy: Nutrition
  • Biochemistry II
  • Developmental Psych or higher
  • Gen Ed: Intro to Sociology
  • Experiential Learning

Semester 7  

  • Intro to Ecology
  • Free Elective 3000+: (Psychopathology)
  • M/S Elective (Cell Biology)
  • Biology Seminar & Research
  • Social & Cultural Elective

Semester 8   

  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • Capstone Research Project or 3000+ Curricular Ele.
  • Virology or Immunology
  • PSYC 3000+ or higher
  • Free Elective 3000+

Updated: 10/2017

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

Semester 1                

  • Science Lit Elective 
  • Gen Chemistry I                      
  • College Writing I                      
  • First Year Seminar                   
  • Speech Communications                     
  • Critical Reading 0/2                 

Semester 2                

  • Gen Biology II                           
  • Gen Chemistry II                     
  • Field Biology                              
  • College Writing II                     
  • Tech Elective                             

Semester 3                

  • Botany                         
  • Organic Chemistry I                
  • GIS/GPS                      
  • Envir Policy & Management               
  • Field Biology                              

Semester 4                

  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Organic Chemistry II                              
  • Quantitative Elective                             
  • Gen Ed Elective                        
  • Field Biology                              

Semester 5                

  • Moral Reasoning                     
  • Ecology                        
  • Physical Geology                     
  • Genetics                     
  • Environmental Chemistry                    

Semester 6                

  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Environmental Law                
  • Environmental Internship Prep                         
  • Gen Ed Elective                        
  • Comparative Anatomy                         
  • Field Biology                                              

Semester 7                

  • Field Biology                              
  • Wetland & Riparian Ecology                
  • Biology Seminar & Research                               
  • Wildlife & Fisheries Biology                 
  • Social and Cultural Elective
  • Free Elective 3000+                

Semester 8                

  • Field Biology                              
  • Capstone or 3000+ Curricular                             
  • Conservation Biology                            
  • Social and Cultural Elective
  • Evolution                    

Updated: October 2017

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.