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Course Requirements

For the B.S. degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Penn State, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Supporting Courses

The following courses are approved to fulfill the supporting course requirement of the VB SC curriculum. They meet criteria as rigorous, scientific, animal biology oriented 400 level courses. Independent study (496) credits may NOT be used to fulfill this requirement.

Course and Title

AN SC 413 Transgenic Biology
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Spring

AN SC 427 Milk Secretion
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Spring

AN SC 431W Physiology of Reproduction in Farm Animals
Credits:Lectures:Labs  4:3:2
Semesters Offered: Fall

AN SC 467W Equine Nutrition and Feeding
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Spring

BIOL 411 Medical Embryology
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Spring

BIOL 429 Animal Behavior Or AN SC 415 Companion Animal Behavior
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Spring

BIOL 437 Histology
Credits:Lectures:Labs  4:2:6
Semesters Offered: Spring

BIOL 479 Endocrinology
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Spring

MICRB 410 Principles of Immunology
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring

MICRB 412 Medical Microbiology
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Spring

VB SC(ENT) 402W Biology of Parasites
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Spring

VB SC 405 Laboratory Animal Science
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:2
Semesters Offered: Spring

VB SC 420 General Animal Pathology
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Fall

VB SC 423W Pathology of Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Spring

VB SC(AN SC) 425 Principles of Avian Diseases
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Spring (odd numbered years)

VB SC 433 Molecular Toxicology
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Spring

VB SC 444 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
Credits:Lectures:Labs  3:3:0
Semesters Offered: Fall

VB SC(BMB) 435 Medical Virology
Credits:Lectures:Labs  2:2:0
Semesters Offered: Fall

Courses with 497 numbers and 500 level courses MAY be eligible for substitution for the above list. Consult your adviser AND the program coordinator concerning substitution PRIOR to registration in the course.

Please note that the offering of these courses may vary from year to year and semester to semester depending on the availability of faculty.

6/20/12