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, .