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Veterinary Science & Microbiology: Undergraduate Programs

Senior Exit Survey

 

Administered: Each Semester
Target Population: Graduating Seniors

Seniors are given the opportunity to rate their experiences within the department. Emphasis is given on learning experiences in the classroom as well as out of the classroom.

Findings

Summary for the Academic year 2008-2009

Major:  37  Veterinary Science          80  Microbiology         Date: 2008-2009

Student Resource Center

 

To what extent do you feel the Student Resource Center and the department met your needs in each of the areas below?  Please answer yes or no to the following questions.  Comment at the bottom if necessary.

 

 

Yes

No

IDK/sometimes

1.I was able to make an appointment with an advisor or faculty member at a time that fit my schedule.

 

109

2

 

2.The office personnel in the Student Resource Center and the department were helpful

 

108

1

1

3.An advisor or faculty member was available to answer my quick questions.

 

107

1

1

4.A half-hour appointment is usually sufficient time to discuss my questions with an advisor.

 

106

2

2

5.Major required and elective courses were designed to help me achieve my educational and career objectives.

 

104

5

1

6.My college courses prepared me for employment upon graduation.

94

8

3

7.Departmental and College policies were clearly explained to me.

 

98

11

 

Courses

Please rate the overall effectiveness of the courses you took.

 

Pre-major requirements                                                   Highly effective                            Not effective

 



 

MCB 181R and L (Biology I)                                            1 37        2 26        316         4 9          5              NA* 15

ECOL 182 (Biology II)                                                       1 22        2 24        3 23        4 12        5 2           NA 17

Genetics: PLS 312; ECOL 320                                           1 48        2 19        3 7          4 4          5 1           NA 21

BIOC 460                                                                              1 25        2 32        3 20        4 5          5 1          NA 12

BIOC 461; MCB 411, 410, 473; MIC 330                          1 20        2 21        3 24        4 10        5 6          NA 16

VSC 195F                                                                              1 17        2 9          3 7          4 2          5             NA 61

MIC 195A, VSC 195D (circle)                                            1 14        2 9          3 7          4 1          5             NA 62

*did not take

 

Major Requirements                                                                   Highly effective                      Not effective

 



MIC 205A  (Microbiology)                                                1 58        2 27        3 8          4              5 1           NA* 7
MIC 205 L (Microbiology Lab)                                         1 57        2 26        3 5          4 1          5 3            NA 7

MIC 328R (Bacterial Physiology)                                     1 47        2 12        3 5          4 2          5               NA 28

MIC 419 (Immunology)                                                      1 37        2 33        3 13        4 5          5 3            NA 8

MIC 421B (Micro Techniques)                                         1 41        2 9          3 3          4 2          5               NA 41

MIC 428 (Microbial Genetics)                                           1 40        2 10        3 6          4 3          5               NA 34

MIC 330 (Microbes and Cells)                                          1 16        2 11        3 23        4 18        5 12         NA 16

VSC 400A, 400B (Anatomy and Physiology)                 1 28        2 7          3 3          4              5 1           NA 57

VSC 495A (Current Topics in Vet Sci)                             1 15        2 7          3 7          4 2          5               NA 67

 

Electives                                                            Highly effective                        Not effective

MIC/VSC 403R (Animal Parasites)                                 115         2 5          3 1          4              5              NA* 74

MIC/VSC 403L (Parasitology lab)                                   1 6          2              3 1          4              5             NA 86

VSC/MIC 405 (Diseases of Livestock)                           1 6          2 6          3 4          4              5              NA 78

VSC 406 (Companion Animal Diseases)                        1 4          2 2          3              4              5              NA 85

MIC/VSC 433 (Virology)                                                  1 16        2 8          3 2          4 3          5 1             NA 67

VSC/MIC 443 (Research Animal Methods)                  1 8          2 9          3              4 2          5 1            NA 77

MIC/VSC 420 (Pathogenic Bacteriology)                      1 15        2 9          3 3          4 1          5 1            NA 67

VSC/MIC 423 (Mechanisms of Disease)                       1 15        2 3          3 1          4              5               NA 76

MIC/VSC 438 (Ecology of Infectious Dis.)                   1 14        2 5          3 2          4 1          5                NA 74

VSC/MIC 449 (Diseases of Wildlife)                              1 6          2 6          3              4              5              NA 85

VSC/MIC 422R/L (Histology)                                          1 4          2 1          3              4              5              NA 90

MIC/VSC 454 (Host-microbial Interact.)                        1 2          2 1          3              4              5              NA 9

ANS 315R (Physiology of Reproduction)                     1 7          2 6          3 1          4 2          5 1             NA 84

ANS 315L (Repro Lab)                                                      1 3          2 2          3              4              5              NA 95

ANS 320 (Food Safety)                                                     1 11        2 3          3 4          4              5 1            NA 83

ANS 270 (Horse Science)                                                 1 4          2 1          3 1          4 1          5                NA 94

AREC 315 (Business Management)                               1 2          2              3              4              5              NA 98

ANS 334/336 (Animal Nutrition)                                     1 12        2 10        3 6          4              5                NA 73

ANS 456 (Develop Biology)                                            1              2 1          3              4              5              NA 101

SWES 305 (Pollution Science)                                         1 2          2 2          3              4              5 1            NA 96

SWES 440 (Biodegradation)                                            1              2              3              4              5              NA 101

SWES 425 (Environmental Micro)                                  1 3          2 2          3 1          4              5                 NA 95

SWES 426 (Environ. Micro Lab)                                      1 2          2              3              4              5              NA 99

MCB 416 (Computer Analysis of Seq.)                          1              2              3              4              5              NA 101

WFSC 456 (Aquaculture)                                                 1              2              3 1          4              5               NA 100

PLP 451 (Plant Pathogenic Agents)                                1 3          2 2          3 1          4              5                 NA 95

PLP 427R (General Mycology)                                         1 1          2              3 1          4 1          5                 NA 99

PLP 427L (General Mycology Lab)                                 1 1          2              3              4              5               NA 100

 

Advising

 

Please give your impressions of your advisor or a faculty member by marking the appropriate box next to the questions.  Please answer each question thoughtfully.

Advisor’s or faculty member’s name (optional):____________________________________

 

 

Not applicable

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

My advisor (or faculty member) has been readily available for consultation

3

86

22

 

 

3

My advisor was available and kept office hours

3

83

25

 

1

3

My advisor gave accurate information and referrals

2

82

22

3

2

3

My advisor discussed long range goals with me

6

57

31

8

9

3

My advisor developed a respectful, personal and congenial rapport with me

4

76

24

5

2

3

 

Internship or Preceptorship or Lab Research Experience

 

 

Did you participate in any of these activities?  If so, describe the experience and whether (or how) it was beneficial to your education.

·         At least one student worked with the following people: Joens, Riggs, Wysoki, Fane, Collins, Decker, Pierson, Wolk, Duff, AZVDL, Pepper, Sterling, Songer, Arnold

·         Students also participated in:  MIC 205L (6), Reid park zoo internship (4), PLS 312 (5), CPH (1), UBRP (2), VSC 433 (1), USDA (1), BIO 181L (2)

·         25 students said the experiences were beneficial to their education

 

Post-Graduation Plans

 

Attend Professional School:

      Veterinary Medial       24

      Medical                       19     

      Pharmacy                    17

      Dental                         4

      Other (please name) Grad School (4), PT School (1), Law (1)

      Have you been admitted to a professional school?  67 No    9 Yes

                  If yes, name of school/college and location Maricopa County Phoenix (1), UA Pharm (1), Univ. North Carolina (1), UA Med School (2), CSU (1), Univ. of Wisconsin Medical School (1), Kansas State (1)

 

Continue college/seek additional degree(s) or training:

      Name of degree or training program MS (4), PhD (4), Medical (4), Pharm(2), non-degree (1), Vet Tech (1), MS ANS (1), Teaching Cert. (1), Nursing (2), Genetic counseling (2), DVM (1)

      Have you been admitted to college or program to pursue this interest? 16 No    5 Yes

                  If yes, name of institution and location U of A (3), Univ. Wisc-Madison (1), Translational Genomics (1)

 

Seek Employment:

      What type of position do you want:

Equine Vet (1), Research (23), Dolphin trainer (1), Grad school (1), Doctor (2), Not sure (1), RN (1), Pharm (6), Vet (6), HS Teacher (2), Dentist (1), Genetic Counselor (1), Zoo keeper (2), Realtor (1), Criminologist (1), Vet Tech (1), good paid job (1), US Air force (1)

 

What is your preferred location for employment? Tucson (10), Arizona (8), Anywhere (12), Yuma (1), Phoenix (5), West Coast (1), East Coast (5), Midwest (1), Puerto Rico(1), San Diego (2), Hawaii (1)

 

Please name up to 3 companies/potential employers/industries that interest you:

Military (4), Biotech/Industry (22), Law Enforcement (1), Micro (2), Pharmacy (5), Hospital (23), Humane Society (1), Vet Clinic(4), US. Border Patrol(1), State of AZ (1), State of CA (1), FBI (1), Long Realty (1), Nursing (2), EMT (1), CDC (5), CIA (1), Medical examiner (1), Teaching (5), Zoo (5), Red Cross (1), Am. Cancer Soc (1), NIH (1), USDA (1), FDA (1), Sea World (1)

 

Did you feel well prepared for the positions?

 22 Well prepared  28 Moderately prepared   3 Not prepared

 

Based on your experience, what addition preparation/courses would be most helpful in your major? More hands on classes (10), Info about jobs (3), Psio classes (4), Histology (1), Mycology (1), Biochem (1), Mech of Dis (1), Analytical chem. (1), Public speaking (1)

 

 

Have you already accepted a job following graduation?  101 No   4 Yes

      If yes, name and location of employer;  Title of position

Arizona Cancer Center, Lab Assistant

Valley Animal Hospital

Walmart, Certified Pharmacy Tech

Long Realty, Broker

General Comments

 

Please feel free to add your own general comments.

Very satisfied (10)

CALS has most accessible and knowledgeable advisors on campus

Strong foundation for pharm school

Want more experience

Want a larger molecular focus

Some classes repetitive

Like MIC 452 and 423      

Better referrals on micro electives

Overall,   I am satisfied with my educational experience in the Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology:    111 YES    1 NO

 

Academic Degree Programs: 
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