Equine Studies is an elective option within the Animal Science major that prepares students for graduate school, careers in the horse industry (including commercial horse farm management), and proper care and management of their own horses.
This curriculum prepares students for entry into professional schools in the health sciences (medical, dental, pharmaceutical, etc.) and top graduate research programs in the US. You will fulfill course requirements for application to medical, dental, and graduate schools and prepare for the GRE, MCAT, and DAT exams.
Track for students seeking early vet school admission (junior year applicant). Regular pre-vet students use - 0104E.
The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences provides a sciences/professional option which will prepare you for entry into any of the 27 veterinary schools in the United States, including the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
This curriculum prepares you for a professional career, as well as for work on a graduate or professional degree. It combines the basic required animal science courses with a focus on biology and technology.
**In addition to their major faculty advisor, students interested in veterinary medicine may also work with a second advisor in the admissions office of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine located on campus. The combined degree program is available to students who gain admission to veterinary school prior to completing their bachelor's degree. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources students who have completed at least ninety hours, including all college and university requirements, are awarded a bachelor of science degree upon successful completion of at least thirty semester hours in an accredited college of veterinary medicine. Early planning with your advisor is encouraged if you choose this option.