University of Vermont

Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)

Undergraduate Program Options

Animal Sciences Undergraduate Program Options

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Our four-year program leads to the BS degree of the University of Vermont. Students may enroll in several options or concentrations:
                  Preveterinary Medicine
                  Equine Sciences
                  Dairy Production
                  General or Self-design

Options for Animal 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.  CALS Pre-Veterinary Opportunities

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

General or Self-Design

These curricula are developed specifically for the student who wishes to follow a program of study in animal science outside the above options. These concentrations are developed with the help of a faculty adviser and often include internships. Common concentrations include animal behavior, companion and pet animals and laboratory animals.

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