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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World



Program Overview  

Oral Roberts University’s exciting and rigorous Pre-Veterinary Medicine program can equip you to become a Spirit-empowered healer of God’s precious creatures. You can graduate competent in the best of medical research and confident with real-world experience.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as a health professional to impact the world. You’ll experience a life-transforming education that will prepare you to address the physical health and disease prevention well-being of the beloved animals in your care. Now, more than ever, your God-given abilities are needed in this heart-centered career!

We understand that you are unique! You will receive individual counsel on the specific preparatory requirements in your pursuit of veterinary medicine. All pre-professional programs at ORU start with a general set of courses based on the admission requirements of representative schools in that field.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to past one of three tests required by U.S. veterinary schools: the GRE, the VCAT or the MCAT.

What can I do with a B.S. degree from ORU in the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program?

In addition to being prepared for graduate school, pre-veterinarian graduates can enjoy successful careers in several areas, including:

  • Private practice: General or Specialized
  • Research: University or Pharmaceutical
  • Public Health: Zoonotic Diseases
  • Global Veterinary Medicine
  • Zoological Medicine
  • Shelter Medicine
  • Teaching in Academia
  • Federal Government Agencies

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Methods in Biotechnology
  • Biological Research
  • Medical Genetics
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry
  • And much more!

What makes ORU’s biology program stand out?

The pre-veterinary program allows you to have hands-on experience through extensive classroom laboratory activity, missions and intern opportunities and real-world research possibilities. The Biology Department at ORU also offers the opportunity to participate in the dissection of human cadavers as part of the honors biology program; ORU is one of the few undergraduate departments in the southwest U.S. that offers Cadaver dissection. You’ll have access to Alpha Epsilon Delta, a National Pre-Health Professions Honors society, for intellectual or professional development opportunities.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). 

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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