Honors College Seven-Year Veterinary Medicine Program
For more than 20 years, the Honors College Vet Med Program has provided outstanding opportunities to students committed to a career in veterinary medicine at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
Pre-admission to this program allows Honors students to earn their BA/BS degree as well as their DVM in only 7 years, instead of 8 years.
Academically qualified students may be admitted provisionally to the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine upon graduation from high school, entry into the Honors College, and successful completion of one year in Honors (that is, when they are sophomores in Honors). If students meet these requirements, they may apply for an interview with the veterinary college after their freshman year.
Specialized advising begins the summer before the student's freshman year. Honors students interested in the 7-year program must plan to obtain their BA/BS in:
- Animal Science
- Wildlife Ecology
Applying for an Interview
Honors students meeting the requirements above may apply online for an interview with the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine after their freshman year.
NOTE: The online application cannot be filled out at anytime except during a specific time period set by the Veterinary College. Applications are by invitation only.
Information required to apply online:
- High school transcript
- Provide veterinary medicine advisors access to WSU transcripts
- ACT and/or SAT scores
- Three letters of recommendation (one must be from a veterinarian)
- A personal essay
NOTE: There is no minimum GPA required to apply, but candidates must have a reasonable chance of achieving a 3.5 cumulative GPA by the end of their junior year.
A committee will decide which students will be accepted to interview.
Once Accepted into the 7-Year Program
If accepted into theHonors/Vet Med program, students complete their sophomore and junior years in their undergraduate majors and the Honors College, and enter the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine during their senior year.
The first year in the veterinary college satisfies the final year of students' undergraduate degrees.