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Animal Sciences - Accelerated Pre-Veterinary Option

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Animal Sciences - Accelerated Pre-Veterinary Option (127 Credits)

NOTE: Students must complete a minimum of 90 undergraduate credits – including 30 credits of 300-400-level course work - and be accepted into the Veterinary Medicine program to complete this option.

In order to meet the increasing demand for food-animal veterinarians, the Department of Animal Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine have created a combined program designed to train selected, highly qualified students to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree within a seven-year program. Students will take a three-year animal science program, completing all UCORE requirements, animal sciences requirements, and pre-veterinary medicine requirements. This program includes mathematics; chemistry, including organic and biochemistry; general biology; physics; and animal sciences courses, including an introduction to livestock; then further education in animal nutrition, breeding and genetics, reproduction, and the economics of animal management. Students will then enter the College of Veterinary Medicine and complete the requirements for total hours and 300-400-level hours before earning the BS in Animal Sciences. Students will continue the curriculum, leading to the DVM degree after a total of seven years of college work.

Qualified students in the Department of Animal Sciences with high scholastic achievement and demonstrated experience and interest in working with livestock will be invited to apply for the accelerated program after the second semester of the first year. Selected students are admitted to the major in the first semester of the sophomore year. Application and acceptance procedures for the DVM program are the same as those for other applicants. Successful participants will complete the three-year animal sciences program and begin the veterinary medicine curriculum in their fourth year of study. If the student is not accepted or withdraws from the DVM program, the student is required to complete additional undergraduate coursework to earn the BS in Animal Sciences.
First Year
First TermCredits
ANIM SCI 1013
ANIM SCI 172, 174, or 1781
ANIM SCI 1801
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH Requirement14
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI]4
CHEM 1064
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
H D 205 [COMM] or Communication [COMM]/[WRTG]3 or 4
MATH Requirement or Electives12 or 3
Second Year
First TermCredits
ANIM SCI Electives23
BIOLOGY 107 4
CHEM 3454
Diversity [DIVR]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Second TermCredits
ANIM SCI 2403
Arts [ARTS]3
ECONS 101 [SSCI]3
MBIOS 3014
STAT 212 [QUAN]4
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ANIM SCI 3134
ANIM SCI 3303
ANIM SCI 3801
ANIM SCI 440 [M], 464 [CAPS] [M], 472 [CAPS] [M], or 488 [M]33
CHEM 370 or MBIOS 3033 or 4
Second TermCredits
ANIM SCI 3503
ANIM SCI 3511
ANIM SCI 408 [M], 451 [M], 473 [M], 474 [CAPS] [M], or 485 [M]33
ANIM SCI Electives26
PHYSICS 1013
PHYSICS 1111
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
DVM Coursework15
Second TermCredits
DVM Coursework15

Footnotes
1MATH requirement may be satisfied by completing MATH 106 and 108, 140 [QUAN], or 171 [QUAN].
2ANIM SCI Electives (9 credits): Any 300-400-level ANIM SCI course not S, F-graded and not used to fulfill other requirements, or as approved by advisor.
3To fulfill UCORE [CAPS] requirement, must include one of the following courses: ANIM SCI 464 [CAPS], 472 [CAPS], or 474 [CAPS].

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