Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science – Pre-Veterinary Concentration

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

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIOL1001 Biology I* 4 BIOL1002 Biology II* 4
CHEM1001 Chemistry I* 4 CHEM1002 Chemistry II* 4
CORE1001 Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm 3 CORE-ENGL The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems 3
MATH1200 College Algebra* 3 MATH2202 Calculus Or 3
MATH2200 Statistics
14 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
VTSC1101 Clinical Veterinary Experience I* 4 VTSC1102 Clinical Veterinary Experience II* 4
BIOL1005 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals I* 4 BIOL1006 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals II* 4
CHEM2101 Organic Chemistry I 4 CHEM2102 Organic Chemistry II 4
ENGL1003 Writing about Literature 3 VTSC1200 Veterinary Pharmacology* 2
PSYC1001 Introduction to Psychology  3 CORE2003 Needfinding: Uncovering Opportunity in Human Neeed 3
18 17

 Junior Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
VTSC2001 Veterinary Radiology* 2 VTSC2500 Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery* 4
VTSC2101 Veterinary Hematology* 3 VTSC2102 Clinical Pathology* 3
VTSC2000 Laboratory Animal Science* 2 VTSC2904 Practical Experience II* 1
VTSC2201 Farm Animal Skills* 2 BIOL2502 Microbiology 4
CHEM3003 Biochemistry 3 CORE3004 Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creating & Capturing Value 3
VTSC2900 Externship Module I* 2 Global Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
VTSC2902 Practical Experience I* 1
ANSC3100 Animals in Society 3
18 18

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
VTSC3401 Pathophysiology of Disease 3 PHYS2002 Physics II 3
VTSC3600 Veterinary Nutrition 3 VTSC4500 Senior Seminar 3
BIOL3500 Genetics 3 VTSC4900 Externship Module II 4
PHYS2001 Physics I 4 VTSC4901 Externship Module IIIa 2
CORE4005 Agile Mindset Capstone 3 History Elective 3
Veterinary Science Elective 3
16 18
Total Credits: 133

* Indicates courses which are part of the accredited veterinary technology core, for which a grade of C or better is required.  A student will be allowed to repeat a total of two core courses.  Failure to achieve a C or better in any two core courses after two attempts will result in dismissal from the pre-veterinary program.

Bachelor of  Science in Veterinary Science – Pre-Veterinary Concentration –

Pre-Vet 2 Option

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

 Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIOL1001 Biology I 4 BIOL1002 Biology II 4
CHEM1001 Chemistry I 4 CHEM1002 Chemistry II 4
CORE1001 Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm 3 CORE-ENGL The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems 3
MATH1200 College Algebra 3 MATH2200 Statistics 3
History Elective 3
14 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIOL1005 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals I Or 4 BIOL1006 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals II Or 4
BIOL2503 Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL2504 Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM2101 Organic Chemistry I 4 CHEM2102 Organic Chemistry II 4
ENGL1003 Writing about Literature 3 CORE2003 Needfinding: Uncovering Opportunity in Human Need 3
PSYC1001 Introduction to Psychology  3 Global Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
14 14

 Junior Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PHYS2001 Physics 4 BIOL2502 Microbiology 4
CHEM3003 Biochemistry 3 PHYS2002 Physics II 4
BIOL3500 Genetics 3 BIOL3001 Cell Biology 3
ANSC3100 Animals in Society Or 3 Veterinary Science Elective 3
ANSC3301 The Human and Animal Bond CORE3004 Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creating & Capturing Value 3
Veterinary Science Elective 3
16 17

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
VTSC3401 Pathophysiology of Disease 3 VTSC4500 Senior Seminar 2
VTSC3600 Veterinary Nutrition 3 VTSC3400 Immunology 3
VTSC4905 Externship Module PVET 3 Veterinary Science Elective 3
VTSC4906 Externship Module PVET 3 Veterinary Science Elective 3
CORE4005 Agile Mindset Capstone 3 Open Elective 3
15 14
Total Credits: 121

 

Pre-Veterinary Science electives include (no more than 1 elective at the 2000 level):

ANSC2403 Equine Nutrition 3 credits
ANSC2701 Equine Anatomy & Physiology 3 credits
ANSC3301 The Human and Animal Bond 3 credits
ANSC3503 Equine Reproduction and Breeding 3 credits
BIOL3001 Cell Biology 3 credits
BIOL3201 Primatology 3 credits
BIOL3202 Histology 4 credits
BIOL4200 Biotechniques 3 credits
EQST3701 Equine Biomechanics and Conformation 3 credits
EQST4201 Equine Pathology and Disease 3 credits
PSYC2603 Brain and Behavior 3 credits
PSYC3605 Zoobiquity Theory 3 credits
VTSC3100 Laboratory Animal Management 3 credits
VTSC3200 Clinical Animal Behavior 3 credits
VTSC3400 Immunology 3 credits
VTSC3402 Advanced Veterinary Nursing Techniques 3 credits
VTSC4102 Laboratory Animal Diseases 3 credits
VTSC4401 Companion Animal Diseases 3 credits

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 must achieve a ‘C’ or better in all core program courses and program electives to graduate from the program.  A student will be allowed to repeat a total of two core courses or program electives.  Failure to achieve a ‘C’ or better in any two core courses or program electives after two attempts will result in dismissal from the Pre-Veterinary program.  Core courses and program electives are designated by an (*).

Note:  A student who may be withdrawn from the Pre-Veterinary program might still be retained in Veterinary Technology or the 4-year Clinical and Lab Animal Medicine concentration if they have failed to achieve the ‘C’ in courses not in those 2 majors.  For instance, a Pre-Veterinary student may repeat Biology 1 and 2, then get a C- in Organic Chemistry, and still be eligible for either of the other degree programs.

Please refer to the specific admission requirements for all Health Science programs in the Admission section of the academic catalog, under the Veterinary Applicants section.

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