University of Vermont

Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)

Undergraduate Program Options

Animal & Veterinary Sciences Undergraduate Program Options



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Our four-year program leads to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from the University of Vermont. Students may enroll in several options or concentrations:
                  Pre-veterinary Medicine
                  Equine Sciences
                  Dairy Production
                  Zoo, Exotic and Companion Animals
 

Options for Animal & Veterinary Sciences Majors

Pre-veterinary Medicine

Students complete a program of courses designed to prepare them for entry into colleges of veterinary medicine in North America. This entails a strong science background in chemistry, physics and biology, combined with courses in animal sciences, humanities and social sciences. To enhance competitiveness for veterinary school entry, we help the student develop programs providing animal and veterinary skills and experience.  Pre-veterinary Information

Equine Sciences

This concentration covers a comprehensive curriculum, emphasizing the scientific and technical aspects of the equine industry. Students study equine health, physiology, nutrition, business and training. Practical experience is strongly emphasized. Students may also complete courses under the Pre-veterinary/Pre-professional option for entry to veterinary school while studying equine science.  Equine Science Program homepage

Dairy Production

Both the technical and management skills needed for careers in the dairy industry are the focus of this option. Students are not only trained in nutrition, reproduction, genetics and physiology, but also in forage crops, soils, business and management. Alternative management approaches and decision-making skills are strongly emphasized.  FARMS 2 + 2 Dairy Management Program

Zoo, Exotic and Companion Animals

This concentration is designed for students who are primarily interested in zoo, exotic, and companion animals and are interested in transitioning to jobs in these industries after graduation. Courses are offered on the management, care, breeding, health and training of zoo, exotic and companion animals with hands-on experiences available locally and through summer course work and internships.


Information about teaching secondary school biology with your Animal & Veterinary Sciences degree

A Closer Look at Teacher Education: Secondary Education, 7-12
Integrated Biological Science Major


ASCI Course Descriptions

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