Pre-Veterinary Degree Program
What does Walsh's Pre-Veterinary program entail?
Students in our Pre-Vet program major in either Biology or Chemistry. Most choose Biology as their major and minor in Chemistry. Those with a strong math background may choose to major in Chemistry with a minor in Biology. Choosing to major and minor in these sciences strengthens our students' application portfolios. Advisors work with them to recommend the concentration that suits them best.
What type of career can I look forward to with a Pre-Veterinary degree?
Our students are highly successful in moving on to graduate study. In fact, most of our Pre-Veterinary graduates have attended The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
What makes Walsh's Pre-Veterinary program unique?
Walsh stands out from other Pre-Veterinary colleges by providing a program rooted in biology, with opportunities for hands-on learning and with a high success rate.
Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?
Courses vary depending on whether the student chooses to major in Biology or Chemistry. Pre-Vet majors are required to complete the following courses:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Organic Chemistry
- Molecular Pharmacology
What experiential learning or internship opportunities are available?
Students gain real-world experience through summer research initiatives at Walsh or other organizations in our community, and opportunities to take their studies abroad. Unlike other Pre-Veterinary colleges, students shadow veterinary professionals and work as interns at local clinics like the North Canton Veterinary Hospital.
Nick Liszka - Class of 2019
Major: Biology Pre-Veterinary
Minors: Chemistry, Environmental Science
Walsh has definitely helped me come out of my shell and realize what it takes to excel in my education. Not many Pre-Vet majors have the opportunity to study abroad, and I will have studied abroad twice. The research I was able to do with my internship has prepared me for what to expect in the field. The different clubs and activities have helped me to learn how to be a leader on campus. I do not think that if I attended a different school I would have the same outcome. I am truly blessed to call Walsh my home.