B.S. Degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences - Pre-Veterinary Sciences Concentration

Fall 1st year

AVS 145 – Introduction to Animal Science 3 cr.
AVS 146 – Introduction to Animal Science Lab 1 cr.
BIO 100 – Basic Biology 4 cr.
CHY 121 – General Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHY 123 – General Chemistry I Lab 1 cr.
MAT 126 – Calculus I 4 cr.
NFA 117 – Issues and Opportunities 1 cr.
17 crs.

Spring 1st year

AVS 249 – Laboratory and Companion Animal Science 3 cr.
BIO 200 – Biology of Organisms 4 cr.
CHY 122 – General Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHY 124 – General Chemistry II Lab 1 cr.
ENG 101 – College Composition 3 cr.
14 crs.

Spring 2nd year

AVS 303 – Equine Management Co-op 2 cr.
or
AVS 347 – Dairy Cattle Techology Lab 2 cr.
CMJ 103 – Fundamentals of Public Communication 3 cr.
ECO 254 – Small Business Economics and Management 3 cr.
PHY 112 – General Physics II 4 cr.
STS 232 – Principals of Statistical Inference 3 cr.
15 crs.

Fall 2nd year

AVS 303 – Equine Management Co-op 2 cr.
or
AVS 347 – Dairy Cattle Techology Lab 2 cr.
AVS 346 – Dairy Cattle Technology 3 cr.
BIO 377 – Medical Physiology 3 cr.
PHY 111 – General Physics I 4 cr.
General Education: Human Values and Social Context 3 cr.
15 crs.

Spring 3rd year

AVS 437 – Animal Diseases 3 cr.
BMB 322 – Biochemistry 3 cr.
BMB 323 – Biochemistry Lab 2 cr.
CHY 252 – Organic Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHY 254 – Organic Chemistry II Lab 2 cr.
General Education: Ethics 3 cr.
16 crs.

Fall 3rd year

AVS 455 – Animal Nutrition 4 cr.
BMB 300 – General Microbiology 3 cr.
BMB 305 – General Microbiology Lab 2 cr.
CHY 251 – Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHY 253 – Organic Chemistry I Lab 2 cr.
ENG 315 – Research Writing in the Disciplines 3 cr.
or
ENG 317 – Business and Technical Writing 3 cr.
17 crs.

Spring 4th year

AVS 402 – Senior Paper in Animal Science II 2 cr.
AVS 466 – Livestock Feeds and Feeding 2 cr.
General Education: Human Values and Social Context 6 cr.
10 crs.

Fall 4th year

AVS 401 – Senior Paper in Animal Science I 2 cr.
AVS 480 – Physiology of Reproduction 3 cr.
BIO 350 – Concepts and Applications of Genetics 3 cr.
General Education: Human Values and Social Context 6 cr.
14 crs.

Complete during second through fourth years (S = Spring; F = Fall; B = Both semesters)

Advanced Topics (choose at least 3 credits):
AVS 203 (S) – Equine Management 3 cr.
AVS 353 (S) – Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management 3 cr.
AVS 393 (F) – Training the Standardbred Horse 3 cr.
AVS 405 (S) – Livestock and Companion Animal Behavior 3 cr.
AVS 433 (S) – Equine Exercise Physiology 3 cr.

Total = 121 credits

Note 1: Most of our recent graduates who were accepted to colleges of veterinary medicine had accumulated at least 300 hour of experience under the supervision of a veterinarian.

Note 2: Several American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited veterinary colleges require BIO 335 – Human Anatomy, 4 credits and/or BIO 480 – Cell Biology, 3 credits. Check the specific requirements of the veterinary colleges that are on your preferred list.

General Education: Human Values and Social Contexts requirements- minimum of 18 credits (courses must include all five of the following categories, which is at least 3 credits from each: Western Cultural Tradition, Social Contexts and Institutions, Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives, Population and the Environment, and Artistic and Creative Expression).