Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Are you considering a career in Veterinary Science or a related field? At Hesston College, you will receive the personal attention and solid academic preparation that will take you where you want to go.

How will Hesston College prepare me for future studies?

Hesston College offers an associate of science degree, a degree program that ensures ease of transfer into the four-year college or university pre-veterinary program of your choice. The associate of science degree is especially designed to fulfill the primary sequence of courses required for subsequent upper level pre-veterinary courses.

In addition you will complete a range of liberal arts courses, course work that provides a broadly based educational foundation. The liberal arts courses are similar to and meet most introductory general education courses at four-year institutions. After two years, you will have completed at least 60 college credit hours to earn the associate of science degree.

Our pre-veterinary program of study is designed to prepare you for a career in either Veterinary Medicine or as a Veterinary Technician.

"The undergraduate courses I was able to take at Hesston College prepared me very well for my continued undergraduate studies and also for my veterinary education. The classes were challenging, relevant and transferred easily. Hesston College also helped to prepare me for changes in life and for commitment to the church."
          -Mike Oesch D.V.M., Hesston College Class of 1991

What courses will I take?

As a pre-veterinary major, you can choose courses from the following offerings: HMicrobiology, Cell Biology, Botany, Zoology and Anatomy and Physiology, along with courses in chemistry. Take a moment to review the Hesston College plan of study for pre-veterinary medicine, an associate of science degree.

But that’s not all. As a Hesston College pre-veterinary major, you have opportunities to serve as a tutor and departmental assistant, privileges normally reserved for upperclassmen at most schools.

Come and See

Come and experience the community of Hesston College. Here professors and staff are skilled at teaching and relating to college students in their first two years of study. We view students as whole beings with beliefs and feelings as well as intellect, and we view all aspects of the college experience as significant: classroom, dormitory, activities and religious life. Above all, we believe that the atmosphere in which learning occurs is as important as what one learns.

Why should I choose Hesston College?

Hesston College is a two-year liberal arts college located in south central Kansas. With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, classes are generally small. Instructors pay attention to you and to your education. They are available to work with you individually, helping you to achieve your educational goals.

But you’ll do more than learn in the classroom. Hesston College cares about you, the student, providing opportunities that nurture your spiritual, cultural and interpersonal growth, opportunities that prepare you to live in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

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