May 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S., Veterinary Bioscience Concentration


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Degree Awarded:         Total Credit Hours:
Bachelor of Science        120
Career Opportunities:
Entry into veterinary professional school (for Dr. of Veterinary Medicine) or graduate school (M.S. or Ph.D.), veterinary assistant, animal care, federal and state government laboratories and agencies, forensic laboratories, and zoological parks.
Note(s):
• A grade of “C” or better is required in all MATH and BIOL courses applicable to the degree.
• A minimum of 45 hours of 300 and 400 level courses must be taken to meet graduation requirements.
• Requirements vary by Veterinary School. Students must contact their Veterinary School of choice to verify prerequisite requirements.
1 Students not qualified for MATH 143  must take MATH 109  and MATH 110  before advancing to MATH 250 . Qualified students should take MATH 270  in lieu of MATH 250 .
2 Students must complete one of the following courses which place an emphasis on writing: BIOL 307 , BIOL 309 , BIOL 321 , BIOL 337 BIOL 345 , BIOL 360 , BIOL 370 , BIOL 407G , BIOL 409G , BIOL 412G , BIOL 424G , BIOL 435 BIOL 440G , BIOL 441G , BIOL 445G BIOL 471G , or BIOL 485G . This course can be used to satisfy other curriculum requirements, as appropriate.
   Students must complete one of the following courses that place an emphasis on quantitative training in Biology: BIOL 307 , BIOL 360 , BIOL 401G , BIOL 405G , BIOL 407G , BIOL 409G , BIOL 412G , BIOL 414G , BIOL 416G , BIOL 424G , BIOL 426G , BIOL 427G , BIOL 440G , BIOL 441G , BIOL 443G , BIOL 446G , or BIOL 458G . This course can be used to satisfy other curriculum requirements, as appropriate. Other courses, including advanced Math and Statistics courses, can be used to fulfill this requirement with the approval of the department head.
3 Recommended electives for students interested in veterinary school

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)


Choose from the General Education Curriculum  list of Social/Behavioral Science courses.

Biology (3 credit hours)


Must be approved by academic advisor.

General Electives (5 credit hours)


Students interested in Veterinary School are encouraged to complete BIOL 410 BIOL 417 , a second PHYS Lab, and courses in BADM and MGMT.

Junior Year (29 credit hours)


Biology (3 credit hours)


Students must take a course with an emphasis on writing and a course with an emphasis on quantitative training in Biology. 2

Choose any 300/400-level BIOL course for majors.

English Literature (3 credit hours)


Choose from the General Education Curriculum  list of Literature courses.

History (3 credit hours)


Choose from the General Education Curriculum  list of History courses.

Senior Year (31 credit hours)


General Elective (11 credit hours)


Must be approved by academic advisor. This elective may be at the 200 level.

Students interested in Veterinary School are encouraged to complete BIOL 410 BIOL 417 , a second PHYS Lab, and courses in BADM and MGMT. 

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)


Choose any 200-level or above course from the General Education Curriculum  list of Social/Behavioral Science courses.

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)


Choose from the General Education Curriculum  list of Fine Arts courses.

Biology Field (3 credit hours)


Students must take a course with an emphasis on writing and a course with an emphasis on quantitative training in Biology. 2

Biology Lab (4 credit hours)


Students must take a course with an emphasis on writing and a course with an emphasis on quantitative training in Biology. 2

General Education Core Curriculum


English
(6 cr)
Mathematics
(6 cr)
Natural Sciences
(9 cr)
Social/Behavioral Sci
(6 cr)
ENGL 101 
ENGL 102  
MATH 143 
MATH 250  
BIOL 110 
BIOL 111 
PHYS 207  
Choose from the
Gen Ed Course List  
History
(3 cr)
Fine Arts
(3 cr)
Communication
(3 cr)
Literature
(3 cr)
Choose from the
Gen Ed Course List  
Choose from the
Gen Ed Course List  
ENGL 365  or CMCN 310   Choose from the
Gen Ed Course List  

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