Pursuing the courses you are interested in will make you a well-educated, well-rounded person, something that you should value and that veterinary schools value as well. That being said, it will take careful planning from your very first semester to fulfill requirements (pre-veterinary and for your major) and meet other educational goals, including potential study abroad.
Creating A Master Schedule
By creating a long-term “master schedule” for the courses you plan to take during your four years at Hamilton, you will easily be able to visualize what your pre-veterinary workload will be and determine how to best arrange your coursework so that you strike the critical balance between the courses you need to take and the courses you want to take. The following resources are available to consider to create a master schedule:
- Factors to Consider When Planning Your Coursework
- How to create a “Master Schedule”
- Study Abroad Considerations
- Blank Master Schedule
While making your master schedule, keep in mind that it should always be tentative. It is okay to change it and juggle courses around. In fact, it is very likely that you will have to modify your schedule to take into account a course being offered only in the fall or spring; not getting into a class due to a bad registration time; or changing your mind about what major you wish to pursue.