Wildlife Pre-Vet Concentration
This major, coupled with abundant hands-on learning and volunteer opportunities, exposes students to the basic principles of wildlife biology and management as a foundation to pursue veterinary medicine at Auburn University or elsewhere.
Located in the East Central region of Alabama, the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) offers easy access to the abundant forests, rivers and streams, and waterways that make this state one of the most biologically diverse in the nation. These diverse natural habitats, which span from the Gulf of Mexico to the Tennessee Valley, make Alabama an ideal place for education and careers in natural resources. For 25 consecutive years, Auburn has been a fixture on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top 50 public universities in the country. Auburn’s academic offerings are outstanding, and its students benefit tremendously from the academic and social support provided by the university. School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences students enjoy a low faculty-to-student ratio and they are afforded numerous hands-on and experiential learning opportunities. They are supported by dedicated professional advisors and instructed by world-class faculty who are committed to helping students build a solid foundation for a successful career.
Students who have an interest in the outdoors and free ranging wildlife populations may find this major especially useful, as they gain the necessary understanding of wildlife ecology, management, and conservation to be effective wildlife veterinarians. However, many of our Wildlife Pre-Vet graduates choose this major because it effectively prepares them for veterinary school while satisfying their wildlife interests. The minimum requirements for admission to the CVM are incorporated in the first three years in the Wildlife Sciences, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration, thus allowing students to be eligible for and apply to Vet School after only three years at Auburn University.
The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences welcomes transfer students who wish to apply up to 60 semester hours of credit toward their degree program at Auburn University. The school has also forged cooperative transfer programs for students who are earning credit toward their degrees at University of West Alabama, and others.
If you have any questions about Auburn’s grade point requirements for transfer students, transferring or would like an academic advisor to evaluate your transcripts, please call our Student Services office at 334-844-1001 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Auburn’s cooperative transfer programs.
Students may be admitted to the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) upon completion of the minimum requirements as outlined in the AU Bulletin. If students are admitted to the CVM prior to completion of the full four years, they may obtain a bachelor of science in this concentration after successful completion of the freshman year in the CVM. The minimum requirements for admission to the CVM are incorporated in the first three years in the Wildlife Sciences, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration.
The Wildlife Sciences Pre-Veterinary Concentration major provides students with the foundation and qualifications to pursue veterinary medicine within Auburn’s College of Veterinary Sciences. However, the curriculum also prepares students to pursue other career fields such as:
- Conservation Biology
- Conservation Law Enforcement
- Land and Resource Management
- Wildlife Management