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Pre-Veterinary Medicine/Wildlife & Fisheries

B.S. NREM: Area of Concentration

NUMBER OF HOURS: 140 (96 + 44)

Students preparing to enter the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine are invited to enroll in the "three-plus-one" program managed jointly by the School of Renewable Natural Resources and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. In this program, students spend three years in the pre-veterinary medicine area of concentration, after which they are eligible to apply for admission to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. The required first-year veterinary medicine courses will be used to satisfy the fourth year of the BS degree.

BASIC SCHOLASTIC EXPECTATION

  • Complete English 1001 and one General Education Analytical Reasoning course within the first 30 hours of study.
  • Maintain a cumulative and LSU GPA of 2.0.
  • *Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in the major field.
  • Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one more elective in place of AGRI 1001.

CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

Theis curriculum shows how one may complete the curriculum in 4 years. CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS must be met by the indicated semester to be considered making minimal progress in their degree program.


***RNR classes listed below are linked to the Course Description page, and will give more specifics about each class.

NOTE:
This page is offered as an aid for planning a course of study. The LSU General Catalog contains the official requirements for graduation. See the requirements for your program and catalog year for the specifics of the progress through your program. This page is updated for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Curriculum

F = Fall semester, S = Spring semester

Year 1
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
AGRI 1001 (F) - Intro to Ag.
1
1st semester students only
ENGL 1001 (F,S) - English Comp.
3
 
MATH 1021 (F,S) - College Algebra
3
 
BIOL 1201 (F,S) - Biology I for Science Majors
3
ACT of 23 or higher or CHEM 1201
BIOL 1208 (F,S) - Biology Lab I for Science Majors
1
Credit or enrollment in BIOL 1201
RNR 1010 (F,S) - Intro to Natural Resources Ecology and Mangement. or
RNR 1071 (F,S) - HONORS
4
 
CHEM 1201 (F,S) - Gen Chem. I, or
3
MATH 1022,1023,1431,1550,1551,or placement credit
CHEM 1421 (F,S) - HONORS
3
 
MATH 1550 (F,S) - Analytic Geometry and Calculus
5
Appropriate ALEKS score
BIOL 1202 (F,S) - Bio II for Science Majors
3
BIOL 1201
BIOL 1209 (F,S) - Bio Lab II
1
BIOL 1201, BIOL 1208
Gen. Ed.- Arts
3
 
Gen. Ed.- Humanities
3
 

Year 2
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
CHEM 1202 (F,S) - Gen. Chem II, or
3
CHEM 1201 or 1421
CHEM 1422 (F,S) - HONORS
3
CHEM 1201 or 1421
CHEM 1212 (F,S) - Chem. Lab, or
2
CHEM 1002, 1202, or 1422 (current enrollment)
CHEM 1431(F,S) - HONORS
2
CHEM 1002, 1202, or 1422 (current enrollment)
PHYS 2001 (F,S) - General Physics
3
 
RNR 2101 (F,S) - Ecology of Renewable Natural Resources, or
3
"C" or better in BIOL 1202, 1209, and RNR 1010 or 1071
RNR 2070 (F,S) - HONORS
4
BIOL 1503, RNR 1071
RNR 2001 (F) - Trees and Woody Plants of the Southeast, or
2
"C" or better in BIOL 1202, 1209, and RNR 1010 or 1071
RNR 4020 (S) - Taxonomy and Ecology of Wetland Plants, or
4
BIOL 1202 and 1209, 60 earned credits
BIOL 4020 (S) - Taxonomy and Ecology of Wetland Plants
4
BIOL 1202 and 1209, 60 earned credits
ENGL 2000 (F,S) - English Composition
3
ENGL 1001 or placement credit, 39 earned credits
CMST 2060 (F,S) - Public Speaking
3
 
PHYS 2002 (F,S) - General Physics II
3
PHYS 2001; MATH 1022, 1023, 1550, or 1551
SOCL 2001 (F,S) - Introduction Sociology, or
POLI 2051 (F,S) - American Government
3
 
Gen. Ed.- Humanities
3
 
RNR 2031 (F,S) - Principles of Wildlife Mgmt.
3
RNR 2101 or 2070

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Year 3
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
CHEM 2060 (F,S) - Organic Chem. Survey, or
3
CHEM 1202 or 1422
CHEM 2261 (F,S) - Organic Chem. I
3
CHEM 1202 or 1422
ECON 2030 (F,S) - Economic Principles, or
3
 
POLI 1001 (F,S) - Issues of Politics, or
3
 
POLI 2053 (F,S) - Comparative Politics, or
3
 
POLI 2057 - International Politics
3
 
BIOL 2051 (F,S) - General Microbiology
4
BIOL 1202 and 1209, CHEM 1202
EXST 2201 (F,S) - Introduction To Statistics
4
MATH 1021 or equivalent
RNR 4103 (S) - Conservation Genetics
3
BIOL 1201 and 1202, 60 earned credits
BIOL 2083 (F,S) - The Elements of Biochemistry, or
3
CHEM 2060 or 2261, 60 earned credits
BIOL 4087 (F,S) - Basic Biochemistry
4
BIOL 2153, CHEM 2262 or 2462, 60 earned credits
RNR 3105 (F) - Forest Biology
2
RNR 2101, 60 earned credits
RNR 3004 (F,S) - Photogrammetry, GPS, and GIS
3
60 earned credits
RNR 3018 (S) - Ecology and Mgmt. of Southeastern Wildlife
4
RNR 2031 or 2072, 60 earned credits

F = Fall semester, S = Spring semester


Students not accepted into LSU-SVM must select another 4-year curriculum/area of concentration

revised: 07-Feb-2019 7:05