Weller Academic Building, Third Floor
61 Sever Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Becker College is #1 in New England and #15 nationally and is among the top-15 producers nationally among four-year private institutions in awarding undergraduate animal studies degrees in 2011-2012. Nationally, Becker is one of the 10 largest producers of undergraduate veterinary technology degrees among four-year private institutions and is one of only two private colleges in New England to offer AVMA-accredited undergraduate programs in veterinary technology. It is well-known for its animal studies programs and for graduating focused, caring professionals who have gained practical experience in their field, on campus, and around the globe. It is one of only a few programs nationwide that operates a working animal clinic on campus, providing students opportunities to conduct examinations and perform procedures under the supervision of faculty veterinarians.
Becker College animal studies program graduates have gone on to veterinary schools and to work in a variety of settings, such as animal shelters, clinics, zoos, boarding kennels, stables, pet stores, and other animal environments. Specific jobs for Becker College animal studies graduates include veterinary assistant or technician, animal caretaker, groomers, kennel managers, animal breeders, and animal care technicians in the biotechnical field.
Becker College offers a four-year bachelor of science in veterinary science program that allows students to choose from several concentrations to fit with future career goals:
Becker College also offers two associate of science degree programs in animal care and veterinary technology that allow students to enter the job market more quickly, change careers, or take time to decide on an area of specialization. Many students earn an associate’s degree and elect to stay at Becker College to earn their bachelor’s degree.
View the curriculum for each concentration in Becker College’s animal studies program: animal care (associate's degree), equine studies, lab-animal management, pre-veterinary, veterinary science / clinical medicine and lab animal medicine, and veterinary technology (associate's degree).Learn more about the animal studies curriculum at Becker
Find out more about our program through Frequently Asked Questions. For more information, you can also contact the Office of Admissions or our faculty and staff.View frequently asked questions for animal studies