BS in Veterinary Technology
Degree Program Description
The BS in Veterinary Technology is an online program specifically designed to meet the needs of practicing registered veterinary technicians (RVTs). Students will earn an advanced degree in their field, enhance their professional knowledge base in multiple aspects of the veterinary sciences, and develop essential communication, leadership and practice management skills. Graduates will have competencies to function as veterinary team leaders, and transition into other animal health professions such as education, research, regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical and industry careers.
Major Program Requirements
Students enrolling in the BSVT program will transfer between 39-43 veterinary technology specific credits dependent on their AAS program. They will also have variable general education credits transfer.
Students earning a BSVT are required to complete all University general education, University graduation and degree requirements, including selected foundational courses, which may fulfill some University general education requirements.
|VET_TCH 3100||Biomedical Pathophysiology||3|
|VET_TCH 3450||General Veterinary Anesthesia||2|
|VET_TCH 3219||Elements of Comparative Anatomy||3|
|VET_TCH 3300||Animal Welfare and Ethics||3|
|VET_TCH 3326||Veterinary Pharmacology||3|
|VET_TCH 3400||Domestic Animal Behavior in Veterinary Practice||2|
|VET_TCH 4110||Veterinary Cytology||2|
|VET_TCH 4600W||Leadership and Communication for Veterinary Technicians - Writing Intensive||3|
|VET_TCH 4670||Veterinary Business and Practice Management Skills||3|
|VET_TCH 1010||Biomedical Career Explorations||1|
|VET_TCH 2085||Problems in Veterinary Biomedical Research||1|
|VET_TCH 2230||Farm Animal Sanitation and Disease Prevention||3|
|VET_TCH 3000||Specialty Careers for Veterinary Technicians||1|
|VET_TCH 3110||Small Animal Dentistry||3|
|VET_TCH 3250||Veterinary Clinical Parasitology||3|
|VET_TCH 3455||Veterinary Nursing for Lab Animals and Research||3|
|VET_TCH 4105||Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry||3|
|VET_TCH 4120||Principles of Toxicology||3|
|VET_TCH 4250||Human-Animal Bond in Veterinary Practice||3|
|VET_TCH 4300||Clinical Veterinary Neurology||3|
|VET_TCH 4320||Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care||3|
|VET_TCH 4333||Veterinary Cell Biology||4|
|VET_TCH 4400||Veterinary Surgical Nursing||3|
|VET_TCH 4410||Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation||3|
|VET_TCH 4420||Canine and Feline Nutrition||3|
|VET_TCH 4451||Small Animal Anesthesia||1|
|VET_TCH 4500||Equine Critical Care and Nursing||3|
|Large Animal Anesthesia||1|
Courses required are currently in development and may change.
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary. First, two years of study are not listed, as all students will be transfer students and will have credits transferring into the program.
|VET_TCH 3100||3||VET_TCH 3219||3|
|VET_TCH 3326||3||VET_TCH 3300||3|
|VET_TCH 3400||2||BSVT Elective||3|
|BSVT Elective||3||Gen Ed Requirement||6|
|Gen Ed Requirement||3|
|VET_TCH 3450||2||VET_TCH 4600W||3|
|VET_TCH 4110||2||VET_TCH 4001Business||3|
|BSVT Elective||6||BSVT Elective||4|
|Gen Ed Requirement||4||Gen Ed Requirement||5|
|Total Credits: 58|
Program is underdevelopment. Coursework suggested or required may change.
The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.
MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner. Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, click on the Academic Progress Tile, then select Request Degree Audit. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress. This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.
Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to https://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.
Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via https://www.transferology.com. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.
For additional details on degree audits, go to https://registrar.missouri.edu/degrees-audits/degree-audits/.
Major and Career Exploration
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- If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center. No Appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.
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