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Pathobiology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #377 (QS) , CT,
Pathobiology and Veterinary Science majors acquire strong training in biomedical sciences and have many career options. Many PVS students are pre-veterinary, pre-dental or pre-medical students. Others pursue graduate work in the biomedical sciences. Others become technicians in research or commercial laboratories after graduation. 


The Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science is the center for infectious disease research on the Storrs Campus. It consists of several units, including pathology, microbiology, virology, immunology, bacteriology, wildlife diseases, and extension. The Department is responsible for teaching, research, and extension programs concerned with infectious, metabolic and toxic diseases of agricultural animals, companion animals, laboratory animals, pet birds, poultry and wildlife.

The general mission of the Department involves the study of disease processes that affect people and animals. The department has active undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. It is involved with research in many areas of pathophysiology, much of which is externally funded and provides service to the University and citizens of the State through the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

Students majoring in Pathobiology focus on animal health and diseases and their relationship to people and the environment. Students can prepare to enter veterinary medical schools or medical schools. Pathobiology majors also pursue careers in biotechnology, biomedical sciences, para-veterinary medicine, and many diverse laboratory and research positions in health fields, and agriculture and natural resources.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biomedical Issues in Pathobiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
  • Histologic Structure and Function
  • Principles of Pathobiology
  • Health and Disease Management of Animals)
  • Principles of Animal Virology
  • Pathobiology of the Avian Species
  • Diseases of Finfish and Shellfish

English Language Requirements

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A Completed Common Application or Coalition Application
  • $80 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Essay & Two Optional Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • English Proficiency Requirement
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          Tuition Fee

          • International

            35216 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
          • National

            35216 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
          • In-State

            12848 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 12848 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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          Living costs for Storrs

          • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
            Living Costs

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