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2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Assistant Emphasis: University Parallel Major, A.S.

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This emphasis is provided for students who are interested in working in the field of veterinary care in the capacity of assistants to a doctor of veterinary medicine or for students who are planning to pursue study/work in other areas of animal health care.

The curriculum is designed to cover basic courses in agriculture, animal science, biology, chemistry and microbiology, as well as courses in humanities and social sciences. This program also requires work experience in a veterinary office setting.

This emphasis is designed for transfer into preveterinary medicine, to a limited degree, and also to maintain the career flexibility in a variety of agriculture-related bachelor degree programs.

Summary of Required Hours

Fall Credit Hours
BIOL 1010 - Survey of Biology I   4
CHEM 1010 - Introduction to Chemistry I   4
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I   3
GEN 1010 - First Year Seminar   3
MATH 1530 - Introductory Statistics   3
AGRI 1020 - Introduction to Animal Science   3
BIOL 1020 - Survey of Biology II   4
ENGL 1020 - English Composition II   3
HUM 2230 - Ethics   3
INFS 1010 - Computer Applications   3
BIOL 2230 - Microbiology   4
PSYC 1030 - General Psychology   3
1History Sequence   3
Humanities/Fine Arts   3
AGRI 2110 - Veterinary Assistant Practicum   2
SOCI 1010 - Introduction to Sociology   3
SPCH 1010 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication   3
1History Sequence   3
Humanities/Fine Arts (Literature)   3

1Students who seek an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree should take the history sequence required by the senior institution.  For a TBR university, one course in Tennessee History may be substituted for one course in American History.

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