Veterinary Science is a major that prepares students for careers concerned with animal or human health and welfare, biological or biomedical sciences and biotechnology or related fields which require scientific-based academic preparation. Students will explore human-animal relationships, animal reproduction, and the care of animal populations. This curriculum is strong in the sciences, including chemistry, physics, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, immunology as well as numerous classes about disease and their causes. Other elective courses include areas such as nutrition, animal management and production, business, histology, etc.
Microbiology is the perfect multidisciplinary curriculum for students interested medical school, graduate school or other health professions. The program was designed to give a well-rounded, cutting edge education, including courses in virology, microbial physiology, genetics, and infectious diseases, and to fulfill medical and graduate school pre-requisites. Microbiology uses the techniques of chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, ecology, pathology, and physiology to study organisms and also to investigate gene expression at the molecular level, biochemistry of cell surfaces, cell populations in various organs, and the role of microorganisms in biodegradation. The Microbiology faculty members are experienced educators who also conduct state of the art research programs. Undergraduate research opportunities are available in many faculty research laboratories and provide students with the valuable and unique opportunity to work one on one with well-known scientists.