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Why Major in Veterinary Medicine?

Academic program goals and reasons to major in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

Choose this major if you want to:

  • prepare for veterinary school, medical school, or other professional schools with a biomedical focus
  • apply scientific principles to real-life situations in animal care
  • focus on issues like biosecurity, food safety, and control of animal disease

Program Goals

  1. Students will exhibit specialized competencies in veterinary and biomedical sciences based upon a solid grounding in the physical and biological sciences.
  2. Students will have access to meaningful research and clinical experience and the professional development that accompanies such training. Students will have access to international academic and professional experiences.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate collaborative learning, critical thinking, and research skills, as well as skills to communicate effectively to professional and lay audiences.
  4. Graduates will be prepared to succeed in industry, government, academic research, and in graduate and professional study.
  5. Students will relate and apply their expertise to a broader health and societal context.