Weather related announcement, Friday, February 5: Becker College is cancelling classes after 11:50 a.m. on the Worcester Campus and 12:20 p.m. on the Leicester Campus. All students should check Canvas for class-related messages. The last shuttles are Leicester to Worcester: 12:50 p.m. | Worcester to Leicester: 1:20 p.m. | Worcester to Bancroft: 1:25 p.m. Continue to check for more information.

Pre-veterinary Curriculum

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

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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