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Pre-Veterinarian

Students interested in veterinary medicine and want to pursue a veterinary degree can major in general biology or wildlife biology at Keystone College for pre-veterinarian studies. The bachelor of science in general biology or wildlife biology degrees fulfill the requirements for a student to get into a veterinary program post-graduation. Your academic advisor will assist with course scheduling and help provide information about applying to graduate school for veterinary medicine.
experiences for a pre-veterinary degree at Keystone College
Students take a break from class and enjoy Puppy Therapy.

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+

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 Career Services 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

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 Career Services 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.

Real World Experience

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.

Study Abroad

Explore our study abroad programs and discover a world of opportunities that are sure to be the highlight of your college years.

Research

Working with a faculty mentor conducting research enriches the learning process and creates positive lifelong attributes.

Civic Engagement

Engage in civic-based projects and service-learning experiences and make a positive difference in the greater community.

Internships

Internships and field experiences give students the chance to learn through hands-on experiences beyond the classroom.

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