Concentration in Veterinary Science
The biomedical science concentration in veterinary science prepares you for a career in animal health.
Preparing You for Success
The degree is a starting point to veterinary school. Classes introduce you to research methods your first year, then you can build on those through labs, independent studies and summer research.
By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:
- One-on-one mentorship from faculty
- Opportunities to publish your research or share it at professional conferences
- A senior research capstone project
- Opportunities for networking and professional development through Tri-Beta national honor society and the Biology Undergraduate Society
Making Your Mark
The veterinary science concentration gives you the skills to succeed on graduate school entrance exams. Depending on the graduate program you choose, you will take either the GRE or MCAT.
The veterinary science concentration requires completion of the undergraduate biomedical science major plus the following.
In addition to the requirements for the biomedical science major, students must take the following:
Required Courses - 11 hrs.
- BIO 323: Comparative Anatomy - 4 hrs.
- BIO 381: Comparative Animal Physiology - 4 hrs.
- CHM 360: Biochemistry - 3 hrs.
Elective Courses (choose two) - 6-8 hrs.
- BIO 406: General Microbiology - 3 hrs.
- BIO 419: Ethology - 4 hrs.
- BIO 484: Neurophysiology - 3-4 hrs.
- BIO 485: Research - 3 hrs.
- BIO 505: Topics in Bioethics - 3 hrs.
Note: The courses used for the concentration cannot have been used to fulfill the requirements for the major.
Sample program plan information is provided for sample purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor about their individual plan for course registration and completion of program requirements.
|First-Year - Fall Semester|
|BMS 150||Introduction to Biomedical Science||2 hours|
|CHM 110/111||General Chemistry I - Lab||4 hours|
|MTH 115||Calculus I||4 hours|
|Core Courses||6 hours|
|First-Year - Spring Semester|
|BIO 151/152||Molecules to Cells - Lab||3 hours|
|CHM 116/117||General Chemistry II - Lab||5 hours|
|MTH 116||Calculus II||3 hours|
|COM 103||Oral Communication||3 hours|
|Sophomore - Fall Semester|
|BIO 250||Organismal Biology||4 hours|
|BIO 260||Biological Statistics I||1 hour|
|CHM 252/253||Organic Chemistry I - Lab||5 hours|
|SOC 100||Sociological Perspective||3 hours|
|Sophomore - Spring Semester|
|BIO 251/252||Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity - Lab||4 hours|
|BIO 261||Biological Statistics II||2 hours|
|CHM 256/257||Organic Chemistry II - Lab||4 hours|
|PSY 101||Principles of Psychology||3 hours|
|Junior - Fall Semester|
|BIO 310/311||Genetics - Lab||4 hours|
|CHM 360||Biochemistry||3 hours|
|PHY 107||Physics I||4 hours|
|Junior - Spring Semester|
|BIO 323||Comparative Anatomy||4 hours|
|PHY 108||Physics II||4 hours|
|Senior - Fall Semester|
|BMS 320||Environment and Human Health||3 hours|
|BIO 381||Comparative Animal Physiology||4 hours|
|Senior - Spring Semester|
|BMS 490||Biomedical Science Capstone||1 hour|