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VMCAS Course Subjects

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

  • Acupuncture
  • Aerospace Studies
  • Analytic Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Science
  • Armchair Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Audiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Biobehavioral Health
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioethics
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biological Psychology
  • Biology
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biomolecules
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Internal Medicine
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Communication Science Disorders
  • Conservation
  • CPR
  • Cytology/Cytotechnology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Developmental Biology
  • Dietetics
  • Disease
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Electricity
  • Electricity & Light
  • Electronics
  • Embryology
  • Emergency Med-Tech
  • Endocrinology
  • Engineering
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Eukaryotics
  • Evolution
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science
  • First Aid
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Geology
  • Gynecology
  • Health
  • Health Science
  • Health Services
  • Health Technology
  • Heat
  • Hematology
  • Herbology
  • Histology
  • Human Geography
  • Human Movement
  • Immunology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Kinesiology
  • 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
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Optics
  • Optometry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Oriental Medicine
  • Paramedic
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • 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 Biology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Podiatry
  • Population Biology
  • Prokaryote Physiology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Public Health
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Science Reading/Writing
  • Sensorimotor Development
  • Sonography
  • Speech and Hearing Disorders
  • 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
  • Administration of Justice
  • Agribusiness
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Arabic
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Banking
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Studies
  • Bioethics
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Computer Applications
  • Conservation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Geography
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethics
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Fashion Design
  • Film/Media
  • Folklore
  • Food Management
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • German
  • Global Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Humanities
  • Information Systems
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Marriage/Family
  • Massage
  • Media Studies
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Music
  • Office Technology
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs/Administration
  • Range Management
  • Reading
  • Recreation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Religion
  • Special Topics
  • Sports Administration
  • Theater
  • Theater Literature
  • Theology

 

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