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VMCAS Course Subjects

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When completing the Transcript Entry section, you select your course subjects from a standardized list that was created in conjunction with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). These course subjects fall into categories that VMCAS uses to help calculate several GPAs

If you're not sure which course subject to choose based on the course title, default to the department the course is offered through. During Verification, our team will update any course subjects that were incorrectly listed.

If you disagree with a course subject selected during Verification, refer to Disputing and Correcting Course Subjects and GPAs for information on how to dispute a course subject decision. You can only dispute the subject assigned to your course; you cannot dispute the GPA that subject factors into. 

VMCAS Course Subject List

Note: to quickly locate a course subject, use CTRL+F on a PC or Command+F on a Mac.

Subject GPA Category

Course Subject

Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Life Sciences GPA

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Acupuncture
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Aerospace Studies
  • Agriculture
  • Analytic Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Armchair Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Audiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biobehavioral Health
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biological Psychology
  • Biology
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Biomolecules
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Child Psychology
  • Chinese Internal Medicine
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Cognitive Science
  • Community Health
  • CPR
  • Cytology/Cytotechnology
  • Death & Dying
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dietetics
  • Disease
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electricity
  • Electricity & Light
  • Electronics
  • Embryology
  • Emergency Med-Tech
  • Endocrinology
  • Engineering
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Eukaryotics
  • Evolution
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Family Studies
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Geology
  • Growth & Development
  • Gynecology
  • Health
  • Health Science
  • Heat
  • Hematology
  • Herbology
  • Histology
  • Horticulture
  • Human Behavior
  • Human Development
  • Human Geography
  • Human Movement
  • Human Sexuality
  • Hygiene
  • Immunology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Kinesiology
  • Life Span Development
  • Light
  • Limnology
  • Locomotion Studies
  • Magnetism
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Mechanical Heat
  • Mechanics
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine
  • Metabolism
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Micro-Organisms
  • Military Science
  • Molecular Biology
  • Motor Control
  • Movement Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Natural Science
  • Neural Mechanisms
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Optics
  • Optometry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Oriental Medicine
  • Other Health Prof
  • Paramedic
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Personal Health
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Geography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics
  • Physiological Chemistry
  • Physiological Science
  • Physiology
  • Plant
  • Plant Sciences
  • Podiatry
  • Population Biology
  • Prokaryote Physiology
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Development
  • Social Ecology
  • Social Science
  • Social Welfare
  • Sonography
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Sciences
  • Structure & Bonds
  • Structure & Reaction
  • Surgery Tech
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Thermodynamics
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary
  • Virology
  • Wildlife
  • Zoology

Math

  • Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Calculus
  • Chemical Math
  • Linear Algebra
  • Logic
  • Math Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry

Other

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Banking
  • Bioethics
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Conservation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Geography
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Ethics
  • Film/Media
  • Folklore
  • Food Management
  • Geography
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Marriage/Family
  • Massage
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs/Administration
  • Range Management
  • Reading
  • Recreation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Religion
  • Special Topics
  • Sports Administration
  • Theater
  • Theater Literature
  • Theology

 

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