Major: Veterinary Technology
Degree Type: B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specific by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses number 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institituion.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU residence credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Residence credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all courses listed as a Major Requirement.
|Required Core Courses for Pre-Vet Tech|
|VETS 115||Medical Terminology for the Paraprofessional||1|
|VETS 125||Animal Restraint||2|
|VETS 135||Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals||3|
|VETS 136||Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory||1|
|VETS 150||Introduction to the Veterinary Profession||1|
|Required Core Courses for Professional Vet Tech: Must be admitted to the professional program to take the following courses.|
|VETS 249||Veterinary Hospital Information and Procedures||2|
|VETS 255||Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging||2|
|VETS 255L||Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Laboratory||1|
|VETS 265||Veterinary Nursing I||2|
|VETS 385||Veterinary Parasitology||2|
|VETS 386||Veterinary Hematology||2|
|VETS 387||Veterinary Clinical Pathology||3|
|VETS 457||Veterinary Pharmacology||2|
|VETS 461||Veterinary Surgical Nursing Techniques||2|
|VETS 461L||Veterinary Surgical Techniques Laboratory||1|
|VETS 481||Ward Care/Clinic Care (1 credit each X4) 1||4|
|VETS 482||Large Animal Techniques||2|
|VETS 483||Clinical Veterinary Practicum (1 credit each X4) 1||4|
|VETS 485||Veterinary Technology Externship 6-12 (Capstone Course)||6|
|Related Core Courses Required for Professional Program|
|ANSC 114||Introduction to Animal Sciences||3|
|ANSC 223||Introduction to Animal Nutrition||2|
|ANSC 370||Fundamentals/Animal Disease||3|
|ANSC 371||Fundamentals of Animal Disease II||3|
|BIOL 111||Concepts of Biology (May satisfy general education category S)||3|
|CHEM 117||Chemical Concepts and Applications (May satisfy general education category S)||3|
|or CHEM 121||General Chemistry I|
|CSCI 114||Microcomputer Packages (May satisfy general education category S)||3|
|or MIS 116||Business Use of Computers|
and Introductory Microbiology Lab (May satisfy general education category S)
AGRI189 is only required for first-time, first-year students--A first-time, first-year student is defined as a student who has not yet completed a college course as a college student. Students that are not first-time, first-year students that either transfer into the university or change their major are not required to take AGRI 189.
Degree Requirements and Notes:
- Transfer grades must be ‘C’ or better to count towards major requirements.
- The following minor programs of study are suggested to supplement this major program of study: Agribusiness, Animal Science, Business Administration, Equine Studies, Large Animal Veterinary Technology, Microbiology, Psychology, or Range Science