School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences

The Becker College School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences offers a wide variety of animal studies programs for students looking to become involved in the animal health and care industry, as well as the scientific and research industry. The School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences offers bachelor of science degrees in Biology, Equine StudiesPre-veterinary, and Veterinary Technology. The School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences offers associate of science degrees in Animal Care and Veterinary Technology. The School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences also offers a variety of Dual Degree Programselectives, and minors.

All students enrolled in majors offered through the School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences are given the opportunity to complete externships that provide hands-on learning opportunities in their chosen field of study. Students at Becker have access to more than 350 different externship locations, including animal shelters, clinics, research facilities, and zoos.

The Becker College campus houses biology, chemistry, and hematology/parasitology laboratories. Becker is the home of the Lenfest Animal Health Center, a working small animal veterinary clinic that is used for student learning opportunities. The Becker College Equestrian Center houses an array of horses for student learning and is home to the Becker Equestrian team.

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