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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Agricultural Sciences

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (VB SC)

PROFESSOR LESTER C. GRIEL Jr., Program Coordinator

This major provides a strong background in those biological and physical sciences underlying contemporary veterinary science and establishes a sound foundation for graduate-level study in veterinary and related biomedical disciplines. The student has the option to focus their area of study by selecting supporting courses in a variety of areas.

The mission of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major is to prepare students for admission to veterinary school and/or entry into graduate programs or employment in veterinary and biomedical research and development. Students may prepare for graduate programs in disciplines such as genetics, nutrition, microbiology, animal sciences, physiology, biochemistry, or others.

For the B.S. degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(18 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 7-9 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 87-89 credits
(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (56 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4), CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
AN SC 201(4)[1], PHYS 250 GN(4), PHYS 251 GN(4), STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
AN SC 301(3)[1], BIOL 222(3)[1], MICRB 201(3), MICRB 202(2) (Sem: 5-6)
VB SC 211 GN(3), VB SC 403(3)[1], VB SC 421(4) (Sem: 4-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (22-24 credits)
Select 4 credits from BIOL 220W GN(4), BIOL 230W GN(4), or BIOL 240W GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6-8 credits from CHEM 202(3), CHEM 203(3); or CHEM 210(3), CHEM 212(3), CHEM 213(2) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from AN SC 423(3) or BIOL 472(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from AG BM 101 GS(3), ECON 102 GS(3), or ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 1-3)
Select 6 credits from B M B 211(3), B M B 212(1), B M B 221(2); or B M B 401(3), B M B 402(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)[1]
Select 9 credits of 400-level courses from department list (must include 3 credits of a grade of C or better) (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2008

Blue Sheet Item #: 36-05-001

Review Date: 2/26/08

UCA Revision #1: 8/2/06

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