Animal Science: General Animal Science (Bachelor of Science)
Domestic animals play a major role in our lives through agriculture, recreation, biomedical science, and companionship. The mission of the Department of Animal Science is to provide a high quality, broad-based education emphasizing domestic animals and their interactions with humans. Our graduates enter veterinary or other professional schools, pursue careers in biomedical science, agribusiness, companion animal care and breeding, zoos and aquaria, or education. To provide the necessary flexibility to achieve this diversity, students work closely with faculty advisors to individualize their programs.
To advance our pre-veterinary program, the Department of Animal Science has established, with Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, and Massey University Veterinary School in New Zealand, highly competitive programs for early acceptance/guaranteed admission to these veterinary colleges. For further information on these options contact the Department of Animal Science directly at (802) 656-0155 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For students interested in dairy production, the FARMS program (UVM/VTC Dairy Farm Management 2 + 2 Program) provides Vermont residents with scholarships and the opportunity to earn a B.S. after a two-year Associate's Degree in Dairy Farm Management from the Vermont Technical College.
An option for the outstanding student with an interest in a graduate degree is the Accelerated Master's in which students commence study for their master’s degree in their senior year and have the potential to obtain a B.S. and M.S. in a five-year period.
The Department of Animal Science actively encourages participation in undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad. By combining classroom, laboratory, and practical experience students maximize their performance in a friendly environment and develop responsibility for and control over their education.
The Animal Science program deals with a range of options from basic sciences through companion and zoo animal care to farm management.
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Core Competencies
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Degree Requirements
- Requirements for All Undergraduate Degree Students
- Animal Science Requirements
Under this concentration, students design a program to suit their needs, or pursue a broader-based program to meet a particular career goal. For example, this option is often used by students who have an interest in human/animal interactions, animal welfare, and zoo animals. The student and advisor select a combination of basic science, production, or companion animal courses and balance these with courses available elsewhere in the College or University. An internship experience is highly recommended.
The following is a possible curriculum.