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Veterinary Technology & Business Administration Dual Degree

Combine your desire to work with animals— and expand your career options.

Earn an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology, plus a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in the same amount of time as a Bachelor’s Degree alone!

Career Options Include:

Veterinary Practice Manager, Veterinary Industry Leader (Pharmaceuticals, Pet Nutrition, Veterinary Supplies), Facilities Management (Shelter, Rescue, Research), Pet Retail, Small Business Development or Consulting, Business Owner (Pet Rehabilitation, Veterinary Hospital, Pet Sitting, Grooming, Boarding, Pet Supply Store), Lab Animal Research (Operations Manager, Animal Procurement, Inventory Specialist, Research Coordinator)

And so many more!




Important Notes:

* 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 Veterinary Science program.

** The hours for this externship are completed in the summer between the Sophomore and Junior years.

Veterinary Technology and Business Administration

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals I* BIOL1005 4
Managing Transitions: Change as the Norm CORE1001 3
Global Economics Micro and Macro Perspective ECON1200 3
Introduction to Business Models MGMT1000 3
Introduction to Veterinary Technology* VTSC1050 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals II* BIOL1006 4
The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems COREENGL 3
College Algebra* MATH1200 3
Applied Business Statistics MATH2101 3
Marketing I: Creating Marketing, Branding, and Sales Strategies MKTG2004 3

Credits Total: 32

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Accounting and Financing I: Concepts and Tools ACCT2100 3
Chemistry I* CHEM1001 4
Supply Chains and Innovations MGMT2400 3
Marketing II: Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies MKTG3004 3
Clinical Experience I* VTSC1101 4

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Accounting and Finance II: Decision Making ACCT3100 3
Writing About Literature ENGL1003 3
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1001 3
Clinical Experience II* VTSC1102 4
Veterinary Pharmacology* VTSC1200 2

Credits Total: 32

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Data Visualization OR Business Analytics OR Business Elective INFO2500 OR INFO3300 OR Business Elective 3
Business Decision Making: Law, Ethics and Strategies MGMT3700 3
Exotics and Small Mammals* VTSC2050 3
Clinical Pathology* VTSC2102 3
Externship Module I* VTSC2900** 2
Practical Experience I* VTSC2902 1

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
Career Internship MGMT4900 3
Marketing Management MKTG3001 3
Veterinary Hematology* VTSC2101 3
Practical Experience II* VTSC2902 1

Credits Total: 28

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective Elective 3
Business Policy and Strategy MGMT4100 3
Veterinary Radiology* VTSC2001 2
Farm Animal Skills* VTSC2201 2
Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery* VTSC2500 4

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Business Elective OR Organizational Behavior ELECTIVE OR MGMT3205 3
Business Elective 2000+ ELECTIVE 3
Open Elective ELECTIVE 3
Developing Business Leadership MGMT4003 3
Veterinary Technology Capstone* VTSC2090 2

Credits Total: 28


Special Requirements

All full-and part-time Animal Care, Equine Studies, and Veterinary Science students are required to complete a Student Health Record that includes: a physical exam and immunization record. Students must also have a tuberculosis skin test, review and sign a Vet Risk Form, review and sign a Waste Anesthetic Gases Form. Students will also need to review the Rabies Vaccination recommendations and provide proof of completion of vaccine series or waive the vaccine to decline. This information is required in order to participate in animal laboratories, veterinary clinic rotations, and career externships. Please note, if you decline or waive the rabies pre-exposure vaccine series, it will exclude you from experiences that may have an elevated risk of exposure to the rabies virus.
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 curriculum requirements. For the health and safety of students and animals, scrubs will be required in all classes with laboratory components.

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