Oct 23, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook

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 - Introduction to Biology   4
CHEM 1010 - Introductory Chemistry I   4
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I   3
GEN 1010 - First Year Seminar   3
MATH 1530 - Introductory Statistics   3
   
Spring  
AGRI 1020 - Introduction to Animal Science   3
BIOL 1020 - Diversity of Life   4
ENGL 1020 - English Composition II   3
INFS 1010 - Computer Applications   3
PHIL 1040 - Introduction to Ethics   3
   
Fall  
BIOL 2230 - Microbiology   4
PSYC 1030 - Introduction to Psychology   3
1History Sequence   3
Humanities/Fine Arts   3
   
Spring  
AGRI 2110 - Veterinary Assistant Practicum   2
COMM 2025 - Fundamentals of Communication   3
SOCI 1010 - Introduction to Sociology   3
1History Sequence   3
Humanities/Fine Arts (Literature)   3
Total 60

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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