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Bachelor of Science in Premedical and Health Studies: Veterinary Medicine Pathway (BS/DVM)

Pathway with Ross University

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

As a veterinarian, you have the power to save lives, one animal at a time. This program allows you to begin your education focused on your career goals, so you’ll be well prepared to start treating patients on the first day of your new career.

In this professional pathway, you have the opportunity to earn a combined Bachelor of Science in Premedical and Health Studies from MCPHS and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. During four years At MCPHS, you’ll receive a challenging baccalaureate curriculum that prepares you for professional study. You’ll spend the next three years and four months at Ross University to complete the professional education required for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree.

Freshman applicants can view their admission requirements on the Undergraduate Applicants page.

Our agreements with partnering institutions require that students complete all of their coursework at MCPHS. For that reason, we are unable to accept transfer students into this pathway program. 

(Variations on this curriculum are possible. Please see the MCPHS University Catalog for a detailed description of the program curriculum.)

YEAR I Fall

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 151/150L

Biology I (w/lab)

4

CHE 131/131L

Chemical Principles I (w/lab)

4

ITM 101

Introduction to the Major

1

LIB 111

Expository Writing I

3

MAT 151

Calculus I

3

YEAR I Spring

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 152/152L

Biology II (w/lab)

4

CHE 132/132L

Chemical Principles II (w/lab)

4

LIB 112

Expository Writing II

3

LIB 120

Introduction to Psychology

3

MAT 152

Calculus II

3

YEAR II Fall

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

CHE 231/231L

Organic Chemistry I (w/lab)

4

LIB 133

American Culture, Identity, and Public Life

3

LIB 205

Health Professions Orientation

1

MAT 261

Statistics

3

 

Behavioral Science Elective

3

 

Humanities Elective

3

YEAR II Spring

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 255/255L

Medical Microbiology (w/lab)

4

CHE 232/234L

Organic Chemistry II (w/lab)

4

LIB 220

Introduction to Interpersonal Communication for Health Professionals

3

 

Social Science Elective

3

YEAR III Fall

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 360

Cellular Biochemistry

4

PHY 270/272L

Or

PHY 280/280L

Foundations of Physics I (w/lab)

Or

Physics I (w/lab)

 

 

4

 

Behavioral Science Elective

3

 

Advanced Biology Elective

3

 

General Elective

3

YEAR III Spring

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

LIB 512

Healthcare Ethics

3

PHY 274/274L

Or

PHY 284/284L

Foundations of Physics II (w/lab)

Or

Physics II (w/lab)

 

 

4

BIO 332

Genetics

3

 

Social Science Elective

3

 

Liberal Arts Elective

3

YEAR IV Fall

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

 

Humanities Elective

3

 

General Electives

11

YEAR IV Spring

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

LIB 480

Premedical and Health Studies Capstone Seminar

3

 

General Electives

9

 

Founded in 1982, Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine was established on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean to make it possible for qualified students to realize their dream of becoming veterinarians. Ross offers an accelerated, U.S.-based trimester curriculum in which students study year-round. Students may begin their veterinarian studies in the September, January, or May semester. Students complete the first seven semesters of study in St. Kitts, taking preclinical courses modeled on those taught in U.S. schools. Students complete their last three semesters of study at one of 22 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)–accredited veterinarian schools affiliated with Ross University, located throughout the United States. Graduates of Ross University can be licensed in all 50 states and become leaders in their fields as practitioners, teachers, and researchers. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is fully accredited by the AVMA Council on Education.

Learn more about Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program.