Veterinary Science

College of Rural and Community Development
Interior-Aleutians Campus 907-474-5439
Chukchi Campus 907-442-3400


Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 37 – 38 credits

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Training in veterinary science and medicine provides a strong base for careers in farming, dog mushing, wildlife management, public health, tribal resource management, environmental health, veterinary technology and for additional education leading to a career as a veterinarian. Information and training for work with domestic small animals, domestic farm animals, reindeer, bison and muskox is incorporated into the program. Certificate graduates are prepared to continue on in learning tracks for veterinary technology, public health, wildlife management, veterinary medical illustration, veterinary medicine and other science-related fields.

Certificate Program

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the following certificate requirements:
    ENGL F111X--Introduction to Academic Writing--3 credits
    MATH F107X--Functions for Calculus** (4)
         or DEVM F105--Intermediate Algebra (3)--3 - 4 credits
    ANTH/SOC F100X--Individuals, Society, and Culture (3)
         or ABUS F154--Human Relations (3)--3 credits
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    CHEM F103X--Basic General Chemistry (4)
         or CHEM F105X--General Chemistry** (4)--4 credits
    BIOL F103--Biology and Society (4)
         or BIOL F116X--Fundamentals of Biology II** (4)--4 credits
    VTS F101--Introduction to Veterinary Science--2 credits
    VTS F110--Veterinary Medical Terminology--3 credits
    VTS F130--Animal Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Sciences--4 credits
    VTS F140--Basic Animal Husbandry for Veterinary Sciences--3 credits
    VTS F150--Basic Animal Nutrition and Feeding for Veterinary Sciences--3 credits
    VTS F160--Animal Diseases for Veterinary Sciences--3 credits
    VTS F199--Veterinary Science Practicum I--2 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--37 - 38 credits

* Student must earn a 2.0 grade or better in each course.
** Students should take the higher level courses if additional degrees will be sought.