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Vet showing students how to examine a dog The bachelor of science program in Animal and Nutritional Sciences, is designed to provide students with the academic requirements for entry into professional schools or colleges of veterinary medicine. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has agreements with the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine to provide 13 Contract seats for West Virginia Residents (6 at VMRCVM and 7 at MSUCVM). 

Fast Facts

Scholarly programs

The Davis-Michael Scholars Program provides educational and financial support to students .

Exceptional Acceptance rate

Our students have a 73.3% vet school acceptance rate. The national average is 43%.

Above the rest

Thirteen contract seats (or openings) are reserved for West Virginia residents at two out-of-state veterinary schools.


  • Veterinarian
  • Medical Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Medical research

Course Schedule

Freshman Year

Suggested Plan of Study

Fall Spring
A&VS 191 – First Year Seminar 
A&VS 150 – Introduction of Animal Science
ENGL 101 – Intro to Composition and Rhetoric
BIOL 117 – Introductory Physiology
CHEM 115 – Fundamentals of Chemistry
CHEM 116 – Fundamentals of Chemistry
BIOL 115 – Principles of Biology
MATH 128 – Plane Trigonometry (if needed for GEF)
Select ONE:
MATH 124 – College Algebra with Applications
MATH 126 – College Algebra  
MATH 150 – Applied Calculus
MATH 153 – Calculus 1a with Precalculus
MATH 155 - Calculus

For full suggested course schedule, class descriptions and more information on General Education Foundations (GEF) see course catalog.