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Degree Requirements

The curriculum is intentionally flexible to meet the career goals of each student. You and your advisor will map your path to graduation. 

Degree Requirements (32 Hours)

To satisfy the degree requirements, you need to complete:  

  • 32 Hours of coursework  
  • 2 required courses  
    • Capstone Project: VCM 595: Integrative Learning Experience (8 hours)
    • VCM 565: Biostatistics, Information Management, Data Analytics (4 hours)  
  • 20 hours of elective courses

Elective Courses

Students can select courses from a variety of elective tracks or topics within our degree. Approved elective courses are listed below.

If students are part of the on-campus program, there may be additional electives available. Students should work with their academic advisor to identify on-campus elective options and get them pre-approved before enrolling each semester.

VCM 505Intro to Veterinary Science3
VCM 507**Veterinary Form and Function3
VCM 509Biology of Veterinary Pathogens3
VCM 513Science of Health Homeostasis3
VCM 514Science of Health Evaluation3
VCM 547Global One Health3
VCM 560Infectious Disease in Livestock Systems3
VCM 561Biosecurity Systems4
VCM 562Host Response to Infection3
VCM 563Infectious Respiratory Diseases of Swine3
VCM 564Intro to Business Strategy for Livestock3
VCM 568Operations I Livestock Systems3
VCM 569Operations II Livestock Systems3
PATH 629Emergency Preparedness and Response to Foreign Animal Diseases2
ANSC 422Companion Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 424Pet Food & Feed Manufacturing3
ANSC 499Dairy Nutrition & Diet Formulation2
ANSC 526Advanced Companion Animal Nutrition3
EPOL 472Instructional and Training System Design4
EPOL 483Learning Technologies4
**students who completed VCM 505 prior to Fall 2023 cannot earn credit for both VCM 505 and VCM 507
Note: ANSC 422, 424, and 526 are part of the Companion Animal Nutrition certificate. Students may only count 1 course (3 hours) from this certificate toward the MVS elective requirement.

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