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Veterinary Science

Bachelor of Science

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This program applies the biomedical sciences to the health and welfare of animals and studies the public health aspects of human-animal relationships. Students explore human-animal relationships; animal reproduction, anatomy and physiology; the care of animal populations; microbiology; disease ecology and pathology.

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ACBS 102R Intro To Animal Science Lecture 3
ACBS 102L Intro to Animal Science Lab 1
ACBS 195F Careers in Veterinary Science 1
Tier I General Education 3
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
Second Language 4
2nd Semester
MATH 112 3
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
Second Language 4
Ecol 182R General Biology II Lecture 3
Ecol 182L General Biology II Lab 1
Colloquium or General Elective 1
3rd Semester
General Chemistry I 4
ECON 200 Basic Econimic Issues 3
Statistics 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
General Chemistry I I 4
MCB 181R General Biology I Lecture 3
MCB 181RL General Biology I Lab 1
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
Organic Chemistry I Lecture 3
Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
MIC 205a General Microbiology Lecture 3
MIC 205L General Microbiology Lab 1
Communications 3
Core Elective Course- Disease Related 3
6th Semester
Organic Chemistry II Lecture 3
Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
ACBS 313 Principles of Animal Genetic Systems 3
ACBS 395a Professional Development in Animal Agriculture 1
Tier II General Education 3
Core Elective Course- Disease Related 3
7th Semester
ACBS 400a Animal Anatomy and Physiology 3
ACBS 419 Immunology 4
BIOC 384 Fundamentals of Biochemistry 3
Introductory Physics I Lecture 3
Introductory Physics I Lab 1
Core Elective Course- Disease or Non-Disease Related 3
8th Semester
ACBS 400b Animal Anatomy and Physiology 3
Introductory Physics II Lecture 3
Introductory Physics II Lab 1
Tier II General Education 3
Core Elective Course- Disease or Non-Disease Related 2
BIOC 385 Metabolic Biochemistry 3

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