In other news ATTENTION SCHOOL STUDENTS HOPING TO STUDY VET SCIENCE AT USYD
I AM FREQUENTLY ASKED IF YOU NEED TO DO MATHS AND PHYSICS FOR YEAR 12.
THE ANSWER IS NO.
THERE ARE NO PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS FOR USYD.
UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS NOT MADE TERRIBLY CLEAR, SO I MEET A LOT OF SCHOOL KIDS WHO ARE DISTRESSED BY THE THOUGHT OF DOING PHYSICS AND MATHS FOR THE HSC.
I DID NEITHER OF THESE THINGS AND I AM A-OK, I MEAN I SUCK AT MATHS BUT THAT’S WHAT CALCULATORS ARE FOR, SUFFERING THROUGH AN EXTRA TWO YEARS OF QUADRATICS AND CALCULUS WOULD NOT HAVE MADE ME BETTER AT MENTAL DOSE RATES.
I WILL HOWEVER SAY THAT YOU SHOULD STICK AT CHEMISTRY, BECAUSE THE FIRST SEMESTER HAS A REALLY INTENSIVE CHEM COURSE. BUT YOU DON’T NEED PHYSICS UNTIL FOURTH YEAR AND IT’S NOT A LOT.
IF EITHER OF THESE SUBJECTS STRESSES OR DISTRESSES YOU OR YOU HATE THEM OR YOU THINK THEY WILL DRAG YOUR MARK DOWN YOU SHOULD DROP THEM AND DO SOMETHING AWESOME AND FUN (like SOR II hahaha I love religion).
This post is brought to you by CAPSLOCK because I would really like people to find it when they google “do I need maths/physics to study veterinary science at University of Sydney”, because apparently it’s really hard to find out that the answer is no.
You can be an awesome vet without being good at year 12 maths (I hope haha).