12 Week Program

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Certificate in Veterinary Science: 12 Week Program

Summer program application for 2024 is closed. The application will re-open in Spring 2025.

Upcoming Program Dates

Summer 2024 Session: May 13, 2024 – August 2, 2024

A Comprehensive 12 WeekGraduate Certificate
Take 4 Classes And change your life
Invest <$9K To advance your career

Join Us This Summer

The Certificate in Veterinary Science is offered as a 12 week, full time program in the summer. It is intensive, making it challenging to balance with a full time job.

For detailed information about the key features of the Certificate in Veterinary Science, program objectives and the learning experience, please visit the program overview.

The Courses and Time Committment:

Students will take the 4 courses and a total of 12 credit hours in an accelerated format, allowing them to earn their graduate certificate in only 3 months! Learn more about the courses here.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect for the 12 Week Session:

  • Live Sessions:
    • Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
    • Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST
    • Attendance in these live sessions is crucial, providing you with real-time interaction and insights from our expert instructors.
  • Asynchronous Learning: The remainder of your coursework is designed for flexible, asynchronous learning. This allows you to pace yourself and engage with the material at your convenience.
  • Weekly Time Commitment: Approximately 35-40 hours/week

Please note that this course demands dedication to both in-person and individual study, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.

This format of the CVS program is perfect for:

  1. Aspiring Veterinary School Students:
    Individuals considering veterinary school who want to strengthen their application by gaining foundational knowledge and skills in anatomy, physiology, and animal health management.
  2. Pre-Veterinary Students Seeking a Solid Foundation:
    Students on the path to veterinary school who aim to build a strong foundation for success by taking courses that focus on the concepts taught in the first year of veterinary school.
  3. Applicants Looking to Enhance Veterinary School Applications:
    Individuals looking to enhance their veterinary school application by completing the Certificate of Veterinary Science program, demonstrating a commitment to furthering their education and understanding of veterinary sciences.
  4. Candidates Filling the Gap Between Degrees:
    Students who have completed their undergraduate degree and are seeking to fill the gap between their undergraduate education and the rigor of veterinary school through specialized courses.

Program Objectives:

  1. Foundation for Veterinary School Success:
    Establish a robust foundation that equips students with the essential knowledge and skills necessary for success in veterinary school.
  2. Application of Health Science Principles:
    Gain a comprehensive understanding of the application of basic principles of health science in addressing and resolving diverse animal health problems.
  3. Enhanced Veterinary Applications:
    Strengthen and better prepare veterinary school applications by acquiring specialized knowledge and practical skills that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in animal health.
  4. Confidence and Competence in Critical Thinking:
    Develop a high level of confidence and competence in critical thinking specifically geared towards solving complex animal health problems, fostering the ability to analyze, diagnose, and propose effective solutions.

By aligning these program objectives, students will not only be well-prepared for the challenges of veterinary school but will also possess a strong foundation in health science principles and critical thinking, making them adept at addressing real-world animal health issues.

The CVS is also offered as a 2-semester program. Learn more here!

Trying to decide if this program is the right fit for you?

We would be happy to answer any questions you have.

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