Outcomes & Careers
Successful Outcomes Rate
Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Agriculture report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a veterinarian is $99,250.
Vet. School Acceptance Rate
Over 80% of SEMO’s Pre-Veterinary Medicine graduates have been accepted into veterinary school.
What You'll Study
Pre-veterinary medicine students study courses that will prepare you to apply for Veterinary School. Students may enter Veterinary School after completing their junior year, but most graduate with a Bachelor of Science first.
Students may enter Veterinary School after completing their junior year, but most graduate with a Bachelor of Science first. The application process takes place during the summer prior to the year of entrance. The selection process occurs during that next school year.
To be competitive with others applying to vet school, students should:
- Have experience working with a variety of animal species
- Be familiar with the veterinary medical profession
- Be community-minded and have demonstrated leadership
- Be able to relate to others
- Have developed time-and stress-management skills
- Be sincerely motivated
Paying for College
Your hard work can pay off big because the Department of Agriculture offers about $650,000 in scholarships to students.
Become a Redhawk.
Do more than dream about the future. Take the first steps to make it all happen.
There’s no better way to learn than by getting your hands dirty, and you’ll do just that at SEMO. From digging in the dirt at our greenhouse to working with animals at the Agriculture Research Center, you’ll get real-world experience from day one.
The Will to Do
Getting the Job
Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.