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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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Pre-Veterinary Medicine Transfer

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The State of Montana participates in the WICHE exchange program, providing Montana residents options for Veterinary Medicine. Montana students are eligible to apply through WICHE to Colorado State University, Oregon State University and Washington  State University. In general, students are expected to earn a Bachelor’s degree prior to attending veterinary school; however, exemplary candidates may be admitted after completion of 90 credits, including an additional six credits of humanities, social sciences and the arts beyond the AS requirement at FVCC. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree removes the requirement for the additional six credits of humanities, social sciences and arts. In addition, candidates are required to sit for the GRE exam. Requirements below fulfill pre-requisites for Colorado State University and Washington State University. Oregon State University requires several courses in addition to those shown below.

Associate of Science Degree

Suggested course of study for a transfer in Pre-Veterinary Medicine:

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 17

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 20

Total Credits: 71

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or a Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                      Faculty Advisor                            
Karrie Bolivar Mirabai McCarthy, Ph.D. Ruth Wrightsman, Ph.D.
LRC 129 RH 143 RH 132
(406) 756-3880 (406) 756-3624 (406) 756-3878

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students may earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for some transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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