Online Bachelor of Science in Applied Biological Sciences – Preveterinary Medicine

Are you passionate about animal health and welfare? If so, this online pre-veterinary medicine program may be the perfect fit for you. You’ll explore the anatomy and behavior of animals while also developing a strong understanding of biology and chemistry. This degree will prepare you for veterinary school and various careers working with animals.

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Next start date: 08/19/2021


Total classes: 30

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is preveterinary medicine?

Pre-veterinary medicine is an undergraduate program that prepares students for admission to veterinary school and a career in veterinary medicine or animal science.

At Arizona State University, our preveterinary medicine program is a concentration in our applied biological sciences degree. The program’s coursework provides a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, physics, math and animal science. It also offers specialized courses in veterinary medicine and opportunities to gain clinical hours or animal experience through internships and study abroad programs.

The online pre-vet major includes several advanced lab courses. Most of the labs are online, but the two organic chemistry lab courses must be completed in person at ASU’s Tempe campus. The in-person labs are offered in a compressed one-week format over the summer.

What can I do with a preveterinary medicine degree?

 

The preveterinary medicine degree focuses on biology with an emphasis on animal behavior, anatomy and nutrition. You’ll have the opportunity to take classes exploring the field of veterinary medicine, ethical issues in biology, infectious diseases, comparative immunology and more. The preveterinary medicine program will help you develop the skills needed to effectively work with animals and use science to formulate solutions to various problems. These skills are important for many careers related to veterinary medicine, animal science and biology.

Why earn a pre-vet major?

 

Being a pre-vet major does not guarantee your admission into veterinary school, but it can help make you a competitive applicant. Our online preveterinary medicine degree is designed to help you meet the common prerequisites required to apply to veterinary school. It also connects you with advisors who can help ensure you’re staying on track to apply to veterinary school or other animal-focused graduate programs.

Even if you’re a pre-vet major, it’s still important to thoroughly research the veterinary schools and graduate programs you’re most interested in applying to as each school has its own specific prerequisites and admission requirements. For more information on ASU’s pre-health education programs, please visit the ASU pre-health website.

Students must understand completion of this program does not guarantee admission to veterinary school. For students who may be interested in applying for veterinary school upon graduation it is highly recommended they take the ABS 484 Internship course. Internship gives students an opportunity to engage in experiential learning. Students can find more information on the ABS 484 process by visiting: https://cisa.asu.edu/cisa-484

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Jobs for preveterinary medicine graduates

A central focus of this degree is preparing students for veterinary school and jobs in veterinary medicine. This program is also beneficial if you’re interested in animal-focused careers outside of veterinary medicine at state game and fish departments, zoos, animal shelters and animal nonprofit organizations. You’ll also be well-prepared to pursue an advanced degree in a related area such as animal science, natural resource management or other biology-focused fields. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)


Growth: 20.0 %
Salary: $33,400

Fish and Wildlife Biologist


Growth: 7.6 %
Salary: $62,290

Veterinarian (Vet)


Growth: 18.8 %
Salary: $90,420

Learn from veterinary professionals

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Learn from veterinary professionals

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

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You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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