Pre-Veterinary Bachelor's Degree Plan

Lamar University Pre-Professional Programs

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Major: Varies, follows Pre-Professional program
Hours: 120

Pre-Veterinary Bachelor Degree

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Pre-Professional Program Description

The pre-professional Pre-Veterinary Degree Plan at Lamar University leads to further study in the veterinary field. Paired with the bachelor's degree of your choosing, this program, along with your own brand of community and campus involvement, investigation and engagement in your chosen discipline and extraordinary academic performance will prepare you to apply for and excel in veterinary school.

Why Study Pre-Vet at Lamar?

During your Pre-Veterinary Degree Plan studies at Lamar University, you will work with an advisor who will guide you in tailoring your bachelor's degree for vet school application and admission. You will prepare to submit your curriculum, Veterinary School Admission Test and supporting application materials within the deadlines for the programs to which you apply. It's noteworthy that Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Science, the only veterinary college in Texas, accepts applications before you complete your undergraduate degree.

Your faculty and advisors will encourage you to maintain a high GPA and help you meet the goal of having the majority of your science prerequisites completed by the semester of application. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to admission into the veterinary school. At Lamar University, you'll have access to opportunities for research, volunteering and mentorship or internship experiences that reflect your potential for leadership in the veterinary profession.

Career Paths

As a veterinarian, you will have many different opportunities to work with animals. Most veterinarians work in private clinics or hospitals, but you could work with colleges, government, farms and more. Employment is projected to grow faster than the average of all other occupations at 9% over the next 10 years.

Primary Careers


Career Areas

  • Pet vet care
  • Emergency animal care
  • Equine vet care
  • Food animal care
  • Food safety and inspection
  • Research

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Private practitioners/partnerships
  • Emergency vet clinics
  • Veterinary specialty hospitals
  • Government agencies
  • Livestock owners
  • Agricultural corporations
  • Research institutions
  • Non-profit organizations

*Suggested majors are only examples of a few degrees that may align with your pre-professional program interests. Speak with an advisor to decide on the best major to meet course requirements for your program and professional school.