Preveterinary Medicine (Non-Degree Program)


If you see yourself continuing on to professional veterinary school after college, the preveterinary medicine program at Clemson may be right for you. If animals are your passion and you've always known that veterinary school is the place for you, Clemson has the faculty and resources to prepare you for the road ahead. Most veterinary schools do not require a bachelor's degree, so you can focus your studies on the necessary courses to prepare you for your graduate school curriculum. But if you'd like to take on a major while acquiring these prerequisite classes, Clemson encourages you do to so. You'll work closely with our preveterinary adviser to ensure that your courses are putting you on the path to veterinary school. While here, you can build a résumé full of diverse experiences based on your personal interests and career goals. Immerse yourself in scientific research, gain work experience or even travel abroad, all while achieving your goal of becoming a veterinarian.


  • Clemson is home to six livestock and poultry farms where students can gain hands-on animal experience.
  • Clemson's PreVet Club serves as great professional development for students.
  • The preveterinary sciences adviser is available to students in all majors.
  • Clemson can award a B.S. or B.A. in preprofessional studies to a student who has completed three years of undergraduate work and the first year of work in an accredited veterinary, medical, dental or other accredited professional, postgraduate school.


The preveterinary medicine program is non-degree granting, meaning that it provides students with the prerequisite course work necessary to apply for admission to professional veterinary programs. Most veterinary schools do not require a bachelor's degree, only college-level prerequisite course work, so students who want a bachelor's degree can elect to change into any of the more than 80 undergraduate majors Clemson offers.

Many popular majors fulfill basic entrance requirements, and you can truly choose from any curriculum that fits your personal and professional goals. Veterinary schools have no preferences or prejudices as it relates to major and are more interested in overall academic performance. In fact, students entering veterinary school represent a broad spectrum of curricula from animal and veterinary sciences to English.

It is critical that you work closely with an adviser in selecting your classes as each school has different admissions requirements. Clemson has a preveterinary adviser who is available to help you navigate through the process. Depending on your desired career path, course requirements typically include biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics and mathematics.

While you're at Clemson, we encourage you to get involved in our Pre-Veterinary Club, which serves as great professional development for our students.


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McCauley Frierson

Student Recruitment Coordinator