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MAth Courses?

Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by chyactnate, May 4, 2007.

  1. chyactnate

    chyactnate SGU SVM c/o 2015! 7+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    I am really horrible at math, so I was wondering what were the classes that you took that can fill the prereg. I know that a lot of schools look at calculus, but I was wondering the alternatives to that. Any help would be great...THANKS in advance:D
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  3. Angelo84

    Angelo84 Tufts Class of 2011 10+ Year Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Your right most schools want a year of calculus --note this doesn't have to be whatever the full sequence is at your school I did the first two courses of a three course intro to calculus series which was fine. If you take the intro route your first semester will likely be pre-calculus and a little bit of calc. Some schools will also accept statistics. I would check with the specific schools you want to apply to.

    Good luck.
  4. thomphea

    thomphea 2+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    Look into the schools you are thinking about applying to. Some schools would rather you have statistics over calc.
  5. AuburnPreVet

    AuburnPreVet AU CVM Class of 2011 5+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    Yes, be sure you don't take more then you need to. I took calc 1 "for fun" - haha. It wasn't exactly a GPA booster. :rolleyes:
  6. QTkitty

    QTkitty CSU PVM class of 2011 2+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    I don't know what schools you're looking at but I was qualified to apply to the 7 schools I applied to this past cycle without ever taking calculus. If you are thinking about going that route you still definitely need to take statistics. Depending on how you are at that, I'd recommend finding a bio-stats class to take at your school rather than general statistics (it at least puts everything in a context relative to what you're studying in your other pre-reqs). That aside, you do need to work on becoming more confident in your math skills. I don't know how others on here feel but I think math and science are very closely linked and it's worth learning. Beside that, you will need to be able to make calculations when prescribing/ administering meds, etc in the future.
  7. bakaduin

    bakaduin UF CVM Class of 2012 2+ Year Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    UF requires Stats AND Calc I know that.
  8. chyactnate

    chyactnate SGU SVM c/o 2015! 7+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Thanks that as helped a lot.:)
  9. silverelf

    silverelf Tufts Class of 2011 2+ Year Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    you'll almost certainly have to take a stats class....ask kids at your college that have taken it. Most colleges offer different stats classes (for example we have biostats, math stats, psych stats, management stats) and some of them are a lot harder than others. Some of them can be very, very easy...I took biostats and you didn't actually have to know much math because of how the professor taught the class (but that will vary by school, of course).

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