Certificate in Veterinary Science

This online undergraduate certificate has been developed to help prepare pre-professional students planning a career in veterinary medicine in the areas of biomedical and veterinary terminology, animal handling, sanitation, and welfare. Courses may be used as partial requirement to apply to a college of veterinary medicine.


A total of 16 credit hours in online BIOMED courses are required.  Twelve credit hours are core courses and 4 credit hours are selected from the elective course list.  

Required Core Courses (12 hours)
BIOMED 2110Biomedical Terminology3
BIOMED 2111Veterinary Medical Terminology1
BIOMED 2120Essentials of Animal Handling and Physical Restraint2
BIOMED 2230Farm Animal Sanitation and Disease Prevention3
BIOMED 3300Animal Welfare and Ethics3
Electives (4 hours)
BIOMED 1010Biomedical Career Explorations1
BIOMED 2130Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology3
BIOMED 3100Biomedical Pathophysiology3
BIOMED 3219Elements of Comparative Anatomy3
BIOMED 3326Principles of Veterinary Pharmacology3
BIOMED 3400Domestic Animal Behavior in Veterinary Practice2
BIOMED 4110Veterinary Cytology2
BIOMED 4120Principles of Toxicology3
BIOMED 4210Animal Issues in Disasters1
BIOMED 4250Human-Animal Bond in Veterinary Practice3
BIOMED 4320Fundamentals of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care3
BIOMED 4333Veterinary Cell Biology4
BIOMED 4420Canine and Feline Nutrition3
BIOMED 4510Equine Clinical Anatomy: Forelimbs1

Minimum Academic Standards: Satisfactory completion of a certificate requires a grade point average of at least 3.0 in BIOMED courses and no grade less than a C in all courses.