Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science-

Pre-Veterinary Concentration

 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
CHEM2100 Organic Chemistry I 4 CHEM2101 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 I 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 (3000+) 3
ANSC3301 The Human and Animal Bond CORE3004 Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creating & Capturing Value 3
Veterinary Science Elective (2000+) 3
16 17

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
VTSC3401 Pathophysiology of Disease 3 VTSC4500 Senior Seminar 3
VTSC3600 Clinical Veterinary Nutrition 3 VTSC3400 Immunology 3
VTSC4905 PVET Externship  I 3 Veterinary Science Elective (3000+) 3
VTSC4906 PVET  Externship II 3 Veterinary Science Elective (3000+) 3
CORE4005 Agile Mindset Capstone 3 Open Elective 3
15 15
Total Credits: 122

Students may choose to take any four (4) approved Veterinary Science program electives in order to complete the degree.  No more than one (1) elective at the 2000 level; all other electives must be 3000 level or higher.  A listing of approved Veterinary Science program electives can be found at  http://www.becker.edu/academics/electives.

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
ANSC3100 Animals in Society 3 credits
ANSC3301 The Human and Animal Bond 3 credits
ANSC3503 Equine Reproduction and Breeding 3 credits
BIOL3201 Primatology 3 credits
BIOL4100 Research Methods in Science 3 credits
BIOL4200 Biotechniques 3 credits
ENGL2003 Public Speaking 3 credits
EQST3701 Equine Biomechanics and Conformation 3 credits
EQST4201 Equine Pathology and Disease 3 credits
PSYC2603 Brain and Behavior 3 credits
VTSC3100 Laboratory Animal Management 3 credits
VTSC3200 Clinical Animal Behavior 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 (1) 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.

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