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College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Technology Program

Four-Year Baccalaureate Degree Curriculum

Integrated Veterinary Technology Four-Year Baccalaureate Curriculum

Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 128

Freshman Year

First Semester
Second Semester
(3) ANSC 10200 (Introduction to Animal Science)* (4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) (3) CHM112000 (General Chemistry)
(3)

CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)

(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)* (3)

MA 15400 (Algebra and Trigonometry II)

(3) MA 15300 (Algebra and Trigonometry I) (2) Humanities elective, 10000-level course*
(1) VM 14000 (Introduction to Veterinary Technology)*    
(17)   (15)  


Sophomore Year

Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(4)      BMS 23100  (Anatomy for Veterinary Technicians)* (0.5)  BMS 23300 (Introduction to Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians)
(2)      BMS 23200 (Physiology for Veterinary Technicians)* (1)      BMS 23400 (Clinical Physiology)*
(4)      VCS 22100 (Veterinary Nursing Techniques for the Normal Animal (Small Animal and Large Animal)* (4)      CPB 25500 (Clinical Pathology)*
(0.5)  VCS 25100 (Introduction to Imaging) (2)      VCS 22400 (Small Animal Nursing I)*
(0.5)  VCS 22100 (Dentistry) (2)      VCS 22500 (Large Animal Nursing I)*
(1)      VCS 22300 (Surgical Nursing) or Protocols (2)      VCS 22600 (Principles of Anesthesia)
(1)      VM 24100 (Safety, Prevention and Public Health)* (1)      VCS 22800 (Small Animal and Large Animal Well Animal Nutrition)*
(1)      VM 24200 (Integrations I)* (2)      VCS 25200 (Imaging for Veterinary Technicians)*
(1)      VM 24300 (Clinic Rotations I), Monday* (1.5)  VM 24400 (Clinic Rotations II), Friday*
(15.5)    (16)    


Summer


(3.5)
VM 24900 (Clinic Rotations III), M-F*

Rotation is six weeks. Two sections: weeks 1-6 and weeks 10-15; vacation for nine weeks.


Junior Year

Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(1.5) BMS 33100 (Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians)* (2) CPB 35100 (Microbiology for Veterinary Technicians)*
(2) VCS 32100 (Large Animal Nursing II)* (2) CPB 35200 (Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians)*
(2) VCS 32200 (Small Animal Nursing II)* (1) VM 34200 (Integrations II)*
(2) VM 32300 (Laboratory Animals and Nursing of Non-Traditional Pets)* (5) VM 34400 (Clinic Rotations V), T, W, Th*
(5) VM 34300 (Clinic Rotations IV), T, W, Th* (1.5) VM 34500 (Management I)*
(0-1) Veterinary technology electives† (0-1.5) Veterinary technology electives†
(13.5)    (13)    


Summer


(4)
VM 34600 (Practicum)
Practicum is 12 weeks; vacation for 3 weeks.



Senior Year

Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
 (2) BMS 43100 (Clinical Toxicology for Veterinary Technicians)  (3) ENG/COM (Business or Technical Writing) or (1.5) COM 32000 (Small Group Communication) or (2) COM 32400 (Introduction to Organizational Communication)
 (2) CPB 44400 (Seminars on Animal Welfare)  (2) VCS 42300 (Applied Small Animal Behavior)
 (3) VCS 42200 (Diagnostic Instrumentation)  (4) VM 44500 (Senior Project)
 (2) VM 44300 (Clinic Rotations), Monday  (0-4) Veterinary technology electives†
 (1) VM 44100 (Public Health and OSHA)  (0-3) General undergraduate electives†
 (1.5) VM 44200 (Management II)    
 (0-3) General undergraduate electives†    
(14.5)    (16)    

* This course is required for an A.S. degree.

† B.S. degree must include 11.5 elective credits; six of those credits must be Veterinary Technology credits.