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Academic rigor, comprehensive studies and exceptional hands-on learning opportunities are at the core of Baldwin Wallace's pre-veterinary program.

Designed to help students gain the academic requirements that align with veterinary school acceptance, BW's program includes the strengths of a strong arts and sciences foundation with focused studies in biology, math, physics, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology.

Since veterinary school is highly competitive and specific prerequisites can vary, BW students interested in pursuing this intrinsically rewarding career are encouraged to work closely with their faculty advisor to gain the academic, lab, research, and animal and shadowing experiences needed for acceptance to their veterinary school of choice.

BW's pre-veterinary program allows you to major in any area while fulfilling the following most common requirements:

  • General Biology/Zoology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • English/Communications

Graduate-level Research

At BW, you'll benefit from small class sizes, individual attention and faculty mentoring. In the science complex, BW's technologically advanced classrooms and labs provide engaged learning experiences. Research opportunities parallel those of graduate school students:

  • Round-the-clock access to bench space and equipment offers remarkable laboratory and research experiences.
  • BW cadaver lab offers outstanding hands-on learning.
  • Collaborative research with faculty - which can start as soon as your first year - lays a foundation for later achievements that can include independent research studies, field experiences, internships, and scholarly presentations and papers.

Student Organizations


This organization offers students interested in zoology-related career fields opportunities to gain valuable knowledge, experience and professional networking contacts that can assist them in preparing for graduate and veterinary school as well as for employment upon graduation.

Stem Scholars

Rigorous course studies combined with outstanding hands-on learning opportunities, mentoring and peer support make BW STEM Scholars exceptional and transformative for students. Entry into this program is by application only.