Pre-Veterinary Medicine

The Health Sciences Programs encompass preparation for medical, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, veterinary, and other health sciences fields. Hiram believes the best training in the health professions comes through rigorous, specialized study within the context of a broad liberal arts background. Hiram students prepare for post-baccalaureate study in medicine and other health science fields through several courses of study.

Students interested in veterinary medicine take the same first-year courses as a pre-medical school student. Students seeking consideration for admission to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine must complete the following prerequisites before the end of fall semester their senior year:

  • Introduction to Biology I & II (BIO 15100 & 15200)
  • Microbiology (BIO 33800)
  • Genetics (BIO 36500)
  • Immunology (BIO 36600)
  • Structure and Bonding (CHEM 12000)
  • Introduction to Chemical Analysis (CHEM 12100)
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry (CHEM 22000)
  • Intermediate Organic Chemistry (CHEM 32000)
  • A freshman seminar course
  • Calculus I (MATH 19800)
  • Principles of Physics I & II (PHYS 11300 & 11400)
  • Basic courses in the liberal arts as determined by the graduation requirements of Hiram

Pre-Medical Studies

Pre-Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Optometry and Podiatry


  • Carol Shreiner, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Cara Constance, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Brad Goodner, Professor of Biology
  • James Kercher, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Erin Lamb, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Humanities
  • Sandra Madar, Professor of Biology
  • Steven Merrill, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Acacia Parks, Assistant Professor of Psychology


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