Credits required
N/A Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long.
Cost per credit
$309 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete some course sequences 100% online, whereas other sequences are delivered online with one or a few site-based courses required.
Start terms
4 per year
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Not all prerequisite courses for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program are delivered online through Oregon State Ecampus. Refer to the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine's website for a complete course list.

Biological sciences

A minimum of at least 4 additional semester or 6 additional quarter credits of upper-division biological science courses with at least one laboratory. Recommended courses include additional biochemistry, additional physiology and/or anatomy, animal reproduction, cell biology, cell physiology, epidemiology, histology, immunology, microbiology, parasitology and virology.

ANS 316 Reproduction in domestic animals (4)
ANS 317 Reproduction in domestic animals laboratory (1)
BB 314 Cell and molecular biology (4)
H 425 Foundations of Epidemiology (3)
MB 302 General microbiology (3)
MB 480 General parasitology (3)


A minimum of 1 semester or 2 quarter courses of upper-division biochemistry; a complete course sequence is preferred.

BB 450 General biochemistry (4)
BB 451 General biochemistry (3)

Chemistry - general

A course sequence in general chemistry with labs (2 semester or 3 quarter courses). Online labs are included in series 100 non-science majors general chemistry courses. On-campus labs are required for series 200 science majors general chemistry.

General chemistry courses for non-science majors with labs included
CH 121 General chemistry (5)
CH 122 General chemistry (5)
CH 123 General chemistry (5)
General chemistry courses for science majors. On-campus labs required.
CH 231 General chemistry (4)
CH 232 General chemistry (4)
CH 233 General chemistry (4)
Learn more about the on-campus labs series.

Chemistry - organic

A course sequence in organic chemistry sufficient to meet requirements for upper division biochemistry (1-2 semester or 2-3 quarter courses).

CH 331 Organic chemistry (4)
CH 332 Organic chemistry (4)


A course in general genetics that includes both Mendelian and molecular genetics (3 semester or 4 quarter credits).

ANS 378 Animal genetics (4)
BI 311 Genetics (4)
FW 370 Conservation genetics (4)


A course or course sequence in college level algebra and trigonometry or higher level math such as calculus.

MTH 111 College algebra
MTH 112 Elementary functions (4)
MTH 251 Differential calculus (4)
MTH 252 Integral calculus (4)


Introductory course(s) covering broad spectrum of classical and modern physics with applications.

PH 201 General physics (5)
PH 202 General physics (5)


A course in animal or human physiology (2 semester or 3 quarter credits).

ANS 314 Animal physiology (4)


A course(s) in statistics (3 semester or 4 quarter credits).

ST 201 Principles of statistics (4)
ST 351 Introduction to statistical methods

If you are transferring credits be sure to confirm the transfer policy of your home institution. Learn more about transferring credits.


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