Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science-Lab Animal Management Concentration

This curriculum plan reflects changes implemented in the 2016-17 catalog year

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ANSC1003 Animal Care Management 3 ANSC1400 Introduction to Animal Science 3
ANSC1005 Kennel Operation and Design 3 ANSC1010 Animal Health Skills 3
BIOL1001 Biology I 4 BIOL1002 Biology II 4
CORE1001 Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm 3 CORE-ENGL The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems 3
MATH1200 College Algebra 3
13 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIOL1005 A&P Domestic Animals 4 BIOL1006 A&P Domestic Animals II 4
CHEM1001 Chemistry I 4 CHEM1002 Chemistry II 4
ANSC2401 Animal Nutrition 3 ANSC2501 Animal Breeding 3
ANSC2200 Dog Obedience 2 ANSC2202 Domestic Animal Behavior 3
ANSC2000 Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science 2 CORE2003 Needfinding: Uncovering Opportunity in Human Need 3
ANSC2900 Externship Module I 3
18 17

 Junior Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIOL2502 Microbiology 4 MGMT2200 Principles of Management and Leadership 3
ANSC3401 Lab Animal Tech Methods I 4 PSYC1001 Introduction to Psychology 3
CORE3004 Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creating & Capturing Value 3 ANSC3402 Lab Animal Tech Methods II 4
ENGL1003 Writing about Literature 3 VTSC3100 Lab Animal Management 3
BIOL3200 Biostatistics 3
14 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ANSC3100 Animals in Society 3 ANSC4700 The World of Research 3
BIOL3201 Primatology 3 ANSC4901 Externship Module IIb 3
ANSC4900 Externship Module IIa 3 Open Elective 3
CORE4005 Agile Mindset Capstone 3 Global Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
History Elective 3
15 12
Total Credits: 121


Special Requirements:

All full- and part-time students are required to demonstrate proof of medical insurance, a tetanus booster within the last ten (10) years, and a tuberculosis test within one year to participate in animal laboratories, veterinary clinic rotations, and career externship. Rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis immunization is highly recommended. Students are required to either show proof of rabies immunization or sign a declination form. Students must be able to lift 50 pounds and be able to demonstrate the physical capabilities to work closely and safely with animals of all sizes. Students with limitations to movement, sight, or hearing may find it difficult to meet all course requirements. For the health and safety of students, appropriate attire will be addressed in all classes with laboratories.

Students are advised that taking Computer Applications is strongly recommended.

Students who determine after the beginning of the sophomore year that they do not wish to continue the bachelor’s degree can typically complete the AS in animal care in a total of five semesters. They must complete the following courses:


Students who determine BEFORE the beginning of the sophomore year that they do not wish to complete the bachelor’s degree can complete the AS in Animal Care in the traditional four semesters by taking ANSC1201 and ANSC2201 concurrently in the fourth semester.

****The hours for this externship are completed in the summer between the first and second years.

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