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 electives 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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Becker College teaming up with NEADS to help train service dogs

Published on: August 13, 2019

Becker College’s School of Animal Studies and Natural Sciences is offering a new way for students to gain valuable skills while also helping to improve the lives of those with disabilities. Through a partnership with NEADS World Class Service Dogs, Becker is providing care and basic obedience training for puppies on their journey to become official service dogs.

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Becker introduces Girls Inc. to veterinary science

Published on: July 24, 2019

Recently, a group of 30 ninth graders from Girls Inc. Worcester were invited to Becker College to take part in animal and veterinary science STEM activities. The program, held at Becker’s Veterinary Clinic at Lenfest Animal Health Center, is part of a partnership between Becker and the Girls Inc. Eureka program.

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Becker College receives four honors from Colleges of Distinction

Published on: June 11, 2019

  Becker College continues be recognized as a national and Massachusetts College of Distinction in 2019, as well as a “Nursing Colleges of Distinction” and a “Career Development Colleges of Distinction.” Colleges of Distinction is a national guidebook honoring schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused education. The organization noted Becker’s commitment to graduating […]