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4 year Baccalaureate Curriculum (BS Degree)

4 year curriculum for students entering the VT program directly from high school or with minimal college credits. The first year is composed of general education courses taught on the central Purdue campus.

Year two and three comprise the clinical Veterinary Technology courses taught in the School of Veterinary Medicine and constitutes the curriculum of the Associate Degree.

A fourth year of senior level courses and advanced VT courses are required for completion of the BS degree.
 
  YEAR 1

Fall

Spring

ENGL 106 English Composition 4 cr. CHEM 112 General Chemistry 3 cr.
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 3 cr. MATH 154 Algebra & Trig. II 3 cr.
MATH 153 Algebra & Trig. I 3 cr. BIOL 111 Biology of Animals 4 cr.
BIOL 110 Biology of Animals 4 cr. COM 114 Fund. Speech Comm. 3 cr.
ANSC 102 Intro. To Animal Ag. 3 cr.   Humanities Elective 3 cr.
  Total 17 cr.   Total 16 cr.

  SUMMER SESSION
VM 100 Intro. To Vet Tech 1 cr.
BMS 120 Anatomy 3 cr.
BMS 140 Physiology 2 cr.
  Total 6 cr.

  YEAR 2

Fall

Spring

VM 145 Basic Clinic Rotation

4 cr.

VM 200 Clinic Rotation

6 cr.

VCS 160 Nursing of Small An.

2 cr.

VCS 165 Nursing Large Animals

2 cr.

VCS 162 Imaging

2 cr.

VM 204 Lab An. Health Mgt.

2 cr.

VCS 163 Prin. Anesth. & Sur. Nsg.

3 cr.

CPB 233 Parasitology

2 cr.

CPB 164 Clinical Pathology

4 cr.

CPB 234 Microbiology

2 cr.

  Total

15 cr.

BMS 241 Pharmacology

2 cr.

      VCS 245 Sm. An. Health Mgt.

2 cr.

        Total

18 cr.


  SUMMER SESSION

VM 250

Clinic Rotation

7 cr.

VM 255

Externship

2 cr.

  Total

9 cr.


  YEAR 3

Fall

Spring

VCS 261

Large Animal Health Mgmt.

2 cr.

VM

300 Level Management Course*

3 cr.

VPB 263

Occupational Health

2 cr.

COM 320

Small Group Communication (or equivalent)

3 cr.

VM 277

Management topics

3 cr.

VCS 467

Diag. Instrumentation

2 cr.

VM 290

Clinic Rotation

7 cr.

BMS 464

Clinical Pharm. & Toxicology

1 cr.

 

Totals

14 cr.

  Guided Core Electives in Plan of Study 6 cr.

(ASSOCIATE DEGREE GRANTED)

     
 

Totals

15 cr.


  SUMMER SESSION
VM 390 Practicum 4 cr.

  YEAR 4

Fall

VM 414 Seminar for VT II (301 waived) 1 cr.
VM 463 Special Project 1 cr.
CPB 480 Seminars on An. Welfare 2 cr.
ENGL 420 Bus. or 421 Tech. Writing 3 cr.
ENGL/LIT Elective 2 cr.
  Guided Core Electives 5 cr.
  Total 14 cr.
*One course is required either VM 365 or VM 366.

Required Credit Hours for 4-Year BS Program: 128