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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Health Sciences AS, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option

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Program Description

Do you love working with animals? Are you ready for a competitive, challenging, yet rewarding career in medicine? Is attending a professional school one of your educational goals? If so, then a career as a veterinarian might be right for you. Veterinarians care for the health of animals both large and small. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals.

At TCC, you’ll receive expert instruction in biology, physics, mathematics, and the liberal arts.  When you graduate, you’ll be well-prepared to transfer to a four-year university and complete your Bachelor’s degree while you finish your prerequisite coursework and begin the process of applying for admission to a school of veterinary medicine.

For More Information Contact: School of Science and Mathematics
Metro Campus: (918) 595-7334 ♦ Northeast Campus: (918) 595-7542
Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7742 ♦ West Campus: (918) 595-8193

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Apply scientific method.
  • Integrate concepts from several disciplines around a clinical theme.
  • Communicate biological information through oral, written, or digital presentation techniques.
  • Discuss issues involving biology in society.
  • Use proper laboratory techniques.
  • Evaluate scientific literature.
  • Compare and contrast anatomical features of vertebrate animals.


Search careers in this field at Focus 2 Career or schedule an appointment with TCC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services.

Student Organizations

Great opportunities for networking, professional development, community service, resume-building and just having fun with other like-minded students are available through the Club of Medical and Natural Sciences at the southeast campus and the Sci-π Club at the west campus. For more information, contact the Science and Mathematics or Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Pre-Professional Health Sciences AS, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option Program Map     

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 30

(General Education Science requirements are satisfied through Specialized Courses.)

Humanities 6 Hours

General Education Required Electives 3 hours

Select three (3) credit hours from courses in Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Foreign Language, Psychology, or Social Sciences.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 30

Total Credit Hours: 60

To receive an A. A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.


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