The Animal and Veterinary Sciences program consists of options in Science, Veterinary Science, Business, and Wildlife. The undergraduate curriculum prepares the student for positions in agencies and organizations dealing with animal health, animal feed and nutrition, genetics and biotechnology, reproductive physiology, animal production and management, pharmaceutical, agricultural marketing, forestry, wildlife, biology, ecology, natural resources and many aspects of biomedical research. These options also prepare students to further their education in numerous graduate and professional programs (i.e., Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Dentistry).
A graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences is also offered. Graduate study provides the opportunity for greater breadth and depth in a selected area of specialization through course work, experiences in research methods and techniques, fieldwork experiences, and critical examination of the literature.
The curriculum is designed to provide the student with a broad background for expertise in various phases of the animal, poultry, and veterinary sciences and biological and biomedical industries. This designed flexibility allows a student to elect one of four options leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal, Poultry and Veterinary Sciences (Science option, Veterinary Science option, Business option or Wildlife option). In addition, the first three years of the curriculum is designed to meet the requirements for making application to a professional school of veterinary medicine. Thus the student shall elect one of these options prior to the end of the second semester of the sophomore year.