Concentrations

All students must complete one of the following concentrations along with the core coursework. Concentrations need to be selected by the start of junior year. We've created PDF Concentration Checklists that can be used as tools to plan or track major requirements. 

  • Integrative Physiology and Nutrition builds a foundation of animal physiology and nutrition along with exploring several advanced elective courses. This is a great concentration for students interested in a research career and/or seeking a competitive edge in future veterinary training.
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine serves the dual purpose of providing a foundation in animal physiology and fulfilling prerequisites for veterinary schools, and other health professions.
  • Dairy Management focuses on the science, management, and business skills needed to be successful in the dairy industry and the larger agricultural business environment.
  • Applied Animal Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies provides a breadth of nutrition, physiology and management while allowing the opportunity to explore electives.

Note: If you are a Pre-vet, it does not mean that you have to take the Pre-vet concentration. You can take any of the above concentrations and still meet vet school requirements and keep your options open.