Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Veterinary Track)
Veterinarians are professionals who diagnose and treat animals and aim to bring health and restoration to their bodies. Our Pre-Vet program is designed to help students succeed in gaining acceptance to veterinary school after graduating from Evangel.
The Evangel University Department of Natural and Applied Sciences is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of every student. The department’s purpose is to provide an excellent scientific education that is thoroughly integrated with the University’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Within this framework, students must contend with new scientific, social, ethical and technological challenges. Students learn to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively and exhibit analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Our pre-vet curriculum is tailored to provide the knowledge that students need for completing the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) degree at a school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Most pre-vet students choose a major in biology. The rigors demanded by courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics challenge the students to successfully prepare for their future careers. Students are provided with practical experiences through laboratory studies in biology courses.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to Biology||First course of the four-course sequence for Biology and Environmental Science majors intended to develop critical thinking skills in science. Introduces cell biology and genetics. Also considers concepts important in contemporary society. Laboratory is required and involves scientific inquiry methods and a research component.|
|Zoology||Primarily the study of zoology with emphases on adaptations and taxonomy. Also included is the study of protists.|
|Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy||Comparative study of gross vertebrate anatomy and morphology beginning with the development of structure and function in embryos.|
|Histology||Microscopic study of the fundamental animal tissues. Studies selected human organ systems at the tissue and cellular level.|
|Biostatistics||Intermediate and advanced statistical methods, research design, and research proposals for the biological sciences.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Professor of biology Dr. Michael Tenneson has a passion for teaching and mentoring students who aspire to the enter the field of science. He was raised in Napa, California, and recognized early on that he had a special appreciation for the animals he cared for on his family’s small farm. He holds post-graduate degrees in […] read more
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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