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Undergraduate students pursuing an Animal and Veterinary Science degree from the University of Wyoming may elect to focus their studies on more specific disciplines within the broad Animal Science field. The UW Animal Science Department offers eight degree options that allow students to cater their coursework to more closely align with their career and extra-curricular interests. Below is a short description for each option.
This option within the ANVS major requires students to complete more stringent basic science courses, such as Organic Chemistry and Physics. Students may complete pre-medical requirements or other pre-professional allied health requirements while completing this option while working to obtain this B.S. degree. This option will prepare Animal Science majors for alternate career choices. Selected courses provide opportunity for more complete exposure in both biological science and pathobiology. Possible alternatives to professional schools include graduate school admission or employment by the government or industry in research, promotion or sales fields. You may find the graduation check list for this option here.
Students desiring to develop a strong background in business while simultaneously completing basic courses in animal and veterinary science should enroll in this option. Graduates will be qualified for careers in the livestock agribusiness industry. This option is very popular for students who know they will be returning to the family ranch and someday taking a leadership role in every-day operations. You may find the graduation check list for this option here.
Students in this option obtain a basic education in animal and veterinary science and also acquire in-depth communication skills. You may find the graduation check list for this option here.
This option provides a strong background in equine production and management. Students interested in equine should enroll in this option. Learn more about the equine minor and if it's right for you or view the checklist here!
This option is especially designed to prepare students for application to colleges of veterinary medicine. There is a strong emphasis on the biological, biomedical and physical sciences. This curriculum is also appropriate for students wishing to pursue graduate school opportunities, other professional school applications, or careers in many areas of technical agricultural fields. A minimum of three years of formal course work is required before one can apply to a college of veterinary medicine. Students accepted before completion of their B.S. degree can transfer credits back to UW to complete their degree requirements. Wyoming does not have a college of veterinary medicine. You may find the graduation check list for this option here.
This option provides a strong background in livestock production and management. You may find the graduation check list for this option here.
This option emphasizes range livestock management and range resources. You may find the graduation check list for this option here.
Students completing courses within this option will have an excellent background for entering the meat industry upon completion of their degree. Courses include those that expose students to the applied meat industry, particularly techniques related to animal harvest and carcass utilization. In addition, food microbiology and the technical understanding of muscle biology are important components to learning throughout the duration of the student’s completion of this option. You may find the graduation check list for this option here.
Some students elect to complete a Minor in Animal and Veterinary Science. This allows students throughout the University of Wyoming to become more diversified in their education, and shows future employers the commitment prospective students have to becoming a well-rounded employee. You may find the graduation check list for this option here.