Pre-Veterinary Sciences Program

Preparing you for admission into any school of veterinary science

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About The Program
College of Arts and Sciences

Pre-Veterinary Sciences Program

As a veterinarian, you’ll provide necessary treatment and care for animals, and be a resource of health and wellness knowledge for their human caretakers. While pre- veterinary science is not a major itself, we’ll match you with a degree program and the necessary coursework required to prepare you for admission into a school of veterinary science.




Wondering if this program is for you? 

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are caring and compassionate when working with animals
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills
  • Are patient and detail-oriented
  • Are knowledgeable and want to continue learning
  • Have great critical thinking and leadership skills
  • Have strong integrity
  • Excel at assessing

With a veterinary science degree, you could work as a:

  • Specialty veterinarian
  • Agricultural and food scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Zoologist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Researcher

At Northern, we believe getting you out of the classroom and into a real-world workplace setting is a critical part of your education. You'll have several opportunities for internships and other forms of experiential learning throughout your time at Northern. Learn more!


The NSU WolfPACT is the highest guaranteed, four-year scholarship in the region. But that isn't the only scholarship available at Northern. Click here to learn about other scholarship opportunities!

Plans of Study 
Suggested Majors and Minors 

Students in our veterinary science program often major in:

Study Abroad 

Experience the world while earning your degree through NSU Study Abroad! With hundreds of opportunities available around the globe, Northern can make your study abroad dream become a reality. Learn more!

Undergraduate Research 

At Northern, you'll have the chance to conduct cutting-edge research that can have real-world impacts - while still an undergraduate student. Now with our brand new, state-of-the-art Jewett Regional Science Education Center, the sky is truly the limit. Learn more!

Contact Information 

Ready to take the next step? Contact us today:

Pre-Veterinary Science Academic Advisor: Dr. Eric Pulis, 605-626-2600,

Want to learn more about living and learning at Northern? Contact NSU Admissions today 605-626-2544 or!

Still unsure of a major? We can help! Contact NSU Career Services at 605-626-3007 or

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