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B.S. in Animal Health Professions Cooperative
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Major hours: 54
ACU awards the bachelor’s degree to certain qualified students who have satisfactorily completed
- Three years of prescribed work at ACU AND
- One year at a recognized professional school
Students in the cooperative degree program are advised by an advisor in the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Studies.
- Principals of Agricultural and Applied Economics
- Animal Nutrition
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San Angelo, TX
BS Animal Science, Pre-Veterinarian
“Expectations are high here and the classes seem hard, but our professors put the success of their students first. They make the materials engaging and exciting. They grow our passion to love creation and prepare us for graduate school along the way.”
Take your educational experiences outside the classroom by joining an international mission trip, undertaking a service learning project and obtaining an awarding internship.
Veterinary Medicine Preparation
We partner with some schools of veterinary medicine to offer a BS in animal health professions cooperative degree to qualified students who have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 107 hours of prescribed work at ACU and one year at a recognized school of veterinary medicine.
Rhoden Field Lab
ACU is one of a few Christian universities with its own working farm. Located 10 miles from campus, the 400-acre property, with large and small livestock, provides plentiful hands-on learning in classes, research and extracurricular activities.
Block and Bridle
The Block and Bridle Club focuses on agriculture through an emphasis on animal-related aspects. The club encourages student membership in professional organizations, such as the American Society of Animal Science.
Delta Tau Alpha National Agricultural Honor Society
Delta Tau Alpha recognizes scholarship, leadership and character in students pursuing an agricultural degree at a non-land-grant school.
The Pre-Vet Club provides a place to network, develop your application and personal interview, and learn about veterinary opportunities. Guest speakers discuss issues and trends in veterinary medicine and how to be successful in veterinary school.
The Wildlife Society
Conduct research, attend conferences and network with wildlife professionals as a part of this international professional organization dedicated to wildlife conservation and management, ensuring sustainable wildlife populations in healthy ecosystems.
Career Paths with Animal Health
Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers, including:
- Animal nutritionist
- Animal welfare specialist
- Livestock manager
- Veterinary Technician
- Attend veterinary school