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Undergraduate Programs - Pre-veterinary Curriculum

Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Sciences: Pre-Veterinary Concentration

First Year – First Semester

  • AVS 145 – Animal Science. Credits: 4 (See Footnote 1)
  • BIO 100 – Basic Biology. Credits: 4
  • CHY 121 – Introduction to Chemistry. Credits: 3
  • CHY 123 – Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory. Credits: 1
  • MAT 122 – Pre-Calculus. Credits: 4
  • NFA 117 – Issues and Opportunities. Credits: 1

First Year – Second Semester

  • BIO 208 – Anatomy and Physiology. Credits: 4
  • CHY 122 – The Molecular Basis of Chemical Change. Credits: 3
  • CHY 124 – The Molecular Basis of Chemical Change Laboratory. Credits: 1
  • ENG 101 – College Composition. Credits: 3
  • MAT 232 – Principles of Statistical Inference. Credits: 3
  • Ethics Requirement (if needed; see Footnote). Credits: 0-3

Second Year – First Semester

  • BIO 377 – Medical Physiology. Credits: 3
  • BMB 300 – General Microbiology. Credits: 3
  • BMB 305 – General Microbiology Laboratory. Credits: 2
  • CMJ 103 – Fundamentals of Public Communication. Credits: 3
  • PHY 111 – General Physics I. Credits: 4

Second Year – Second Semester

  • AVS 200 – Topics in Animal and Veterinary Science. Credits: 1
  • ECO 254 – Small Business Economics and Management. Credits: 3
  • MAT 126 – Calculus I. Credits: 4
  • PHY 112 – General Physics II. Credits: 4
  • Human Values and Social Context Elective. Credits: 3

Third Year – First Semester

  • AVS 455 – Animal Nutrition. Credits: 4
  • BIO 462 – Principles of Genetics. Credits: 3
  • CHY 251 – Organic Chemistry I. Credits: 3
  • CHY 253 – Organic Chemistry Laboratory I. Credits: 2
  • Human Values and Social Context Elective. Credits: 3

Third Year – Second Semester

  • AVS 437 – Animal Diseases. Credits: 3
  • CHY 252 – Organic Chemistry II. Credits: 3
  • CHY 254 – Organic Chemistry Laboratory II. Credits: 2
  • ENG 317 – Business and Technical Writing. Credits: 3

Fourth Year – First Semester

  • AVS 401 – Senior Paper in Animal Science I. Credits: 2
  • AVS 480 – Physiology of Reproduction. Credits: 3
  • Human Values and Social Context Elective. Credits: 6

Fourth Year – Second Semester

  • AVS 402 – Senior Paper in Animal Science II. Credits: 2
  • AVS 466 – Feeding Dairy Cattle. Credits: 2
  • BMB 322 – Biochemistry. Credits: 3
  • BMB 323 – Biochemistry Laboratory. Credits: 2

Complete during second through fourth years:


Non-Ruminant Species
Choose at least 3 credits from this section:

  • AVS 196 – Introduction to Equine Cooperative. Credits: 1
  • AVS 211 – Introduction to Aquaculture. Credits: 3
  • AVS 243 – Centered Riding Principles of Equitation. Credits: 3
  • AVS 249 – Laboratory and Companion Animal Science. Credits: 2
  • AVS 333 – Introduction to Natural Horse Training. Credits: 3
  • AVS 393 – Training the Standardbred Horse. Credits: 3

Species-Specific Management
Choose at least 6 credits from this section:

  • AVS 203 – Equine Management. Credits: 3
  • AVS 346 – Dairy Cattle Technology. Credits: 3
  • AVS 349 – Livestock Management. Credits: 3

Witter Hands-On Management
Choose at least 2 credits from this section:

  • AVS 303 – Equine Management Cooperative. Credits: 2
  • AVS 347 – Dairy Cattle Technology Laboratory. Credits: 2

Advanced Topics
Choose at least 6 credits from this section:

  • AVS 351 – Animal Science Techniques. Credits: 3
  • AVS 353 – Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management. Credits: 3
  • AVS 405 – Livestock and Companion Animal Behavior. Credits: 3
  • AVS 433 – Equine Exercise Physiology. Credits: 3
  • AVS 443 – Advanced Centered Riding. Credits: 3
  • SMS 420 – Fish Aquaculture I. Credits: 3
  • SMS 421 – Fish Aquaculture II. Credits: 3

Footnote:
The Ethics requirement may be satisfied by completing AVS 145, AVS 249, AVS 346 and AVS 349. Other AVS courses that satisfy the Ethics requirement are AVS 150, AVS 151 and AVS 153.


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