Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)/HiSET
  • High School Biology with lab (grade of C or higher)
  • High School Chemistry with Lab (grade of C or higher)
  • MAT 030 Algebra I (grade of C or higher) or course waiver. High school algebra I & II and/or higher math strongly recommended.
  • ENG 100 Introduction to Academic Reading & Writing or course waiver
  • Minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
  • Transfer students must have earned a grade of C (not C-) or higher in any program major courses completed.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may qualify for admissions by completing comparable course work at UMA and will be admitted into the Pre-Veterinary Technology Track of the Liberal Studies Program. Enrollment in the Pre-Veterinary Technology track does not guarantee admissions to the Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Technology degree program.

  • Minimum 121 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Upper-Level (300-400) Course Work

Note: The required general education courses are determined based on the date of admissions into the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, pre-vet tech track. The required courses for the major are determined based on the date of matriculation into the Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Technology degree program.

  • All students must complete an “Explanation of Options” form prior to registration

All BIO, CHY and VTE courses must be passed with a C, not C-, or higher.

  • BIO 115 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIO 116 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • Complete one of the following courses (4):
    • BIO 265 Veterinary Microbiology (preferred)
    • BIO 321 Microbiology
  • CHY 108 Allied Heath Chemistry (4)
  • VTE 100 Introduction to Veterinary Technology (3)
  • VTE 113 Small Animal Care and Handling (3)
  • VTE 113 Small Animal Care and Handling Lab (1)
  • VTE 115 Veterinary technical Student Internship (2)
  • VTE 116 Dentistry for Veterinary Technicians (3)
  • VTE 116L Dentistry for Veterinary Technicians Lab (1)
  • VTE 123 Clinical Laboratory Methods (3)
  • VTE 123L Clinical Laboratory Methods Lab (1)
  • VTE 128 Radiology (2)
  • VTE 128L Radiology Lab (1)
  • VTE 216 Animal Nutrition (3)
  • VTE 219 Animal Disease (3)
  • VTE 223 Pharmacology (4)
  • VTE 224 Surgical Nursing & Anesthesiology I (3)
  • VTE 224L Surgical Nursing & Anesthesiology I Lab (1)
  • VTE 314 Large Animal Care and Handling (3)
  • VTE 314L Large Animal Care and Handling Lab (1)
  • VTE 325 Surgical Nursing & Anesthesiology II (3)
  • VTE 325L Surgical Nursing & Anesthesiology II Lab (1)
  • VTE 330 Practicum in Veterinary Technology (15)

Complete one of the following concentrations (15-18):

Biology Concentration:

  • BIO 320 Applied Genetics (3)
  • BIO 321 Microbiology (4)
  • BIO 324 Cell Biology (3)
  • BIO 440 Immunology (3)
  • Complete one upper-level (300-400) Biology electives (3)

Business Concentration:

  • BUA 101 Financial Accounting for Decision Making (3)
  • BUA 223 Principles of Management (3)
  • BUA 361 Human Resource Management (3)
  • BUA 365 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • BUA 369 Marketing (3)
  • Students are also required to take ECO 201 or ECO 202, which can be used toward a social science requirement.

Small Business Concentration:

  • BUA 100 Introduction to Business (3)
  • BUA 101 Financial Accounting for Decision Making (3)
  • BUA 223 Principles of Management (3)
  • BUA 259w Strategic Management for the Small Business (3)
  • Complete one of the following courses (3):
    • BUA 357 Business Finance
    • BUA 387 Fraud Examination
  • Students are also required to take ECO 201 or ECO 202, which can be used toward a social science requirement.
  • Complete one of the following Communications electives (3):
    • COM 101 Public Speaking
    • COM 102 Interpersonal Communications
  • CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Applications (3)
  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • ENG 317W Professional Writing (3)
  • Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):
    • ART 1xx any 100-level Art course
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG 351 Creative Writing I
    • ENG 452 Creative Writing II
    • MUH 1xx any 100-level Music History course
    • MUS 1xx any 100-level Music course
  • Complete two of the following Humanities electives (6):
    • AME xxx any American Studies course
    • ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
    • ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG xxx any English course (except ENG 101 or 317w)
    • FRE xxx any French course
    • HGH xxx any Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide course
    • HTY xxx any History course
    • HUM xxx any Humanities course
    • MUH xxx any Music History course
    • PHI xxx any Philosophy course (except PHI 135 or 335)
    • SPA xxx any Spanish course
    • WGS xxx any Women and Gender Studies course
  • MAT 111 Algebra II (3) Must be passed with a “C” or higher
  • Complete two of the following Social Science electives (6):
    • ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology
    • ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology
    • ECO 100 Introduction to Economics
    • ECO 201 Macroeconomics
    • ECO 202 Microeconomics
    • GEO 101 Introduction to Geography
    • POS 101 American Government
    • POS 102 Introduction to Politics and Government
    • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
    • SOC 201 Social Problems
    • SSC 100 Introduction to Social Science
  • Complete 3 credits to reach the 121 credit requirement; depending on the courses taken to meet other areas, students may need to select an upper-level (300-400) elective, while others may take any 100-level or higher course. (3)

This program resides under the College of Professional Studies

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