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Veterinary Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Worcester, MA, United States
 Veterinary medicine is an exciting and growing field with opportunities in clinical practice, biomedical research, education, public service, food safety, government, and many other areas.  Veterinarians promote health and welfare for animals but also enhance the lives of humans and society in doing so.  
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  •  Admission to veterinary school is highly competitive, and the pre-veterinary curriculum was redesigned to help our students desiring a career as veterinarians to reach their goals.  In addition to veterinary school, pre-veterinary students may consider an array of graduate studies in the health and life science professions or may pursue employment in a biomedical research entry-level position directly after graduation.
  • Veterinary schools seek applicants that demonstrate the ability to handle a rigorous academic course load, who have had extensive experience in the veterinary field, and demonstrate personal characteristics that will make them a positive addition to the veterinary profession.    Becker’s pre-veterinary curriculum allows students to pursue higher level science courses to explore their interests and prepare for graduate studies.  Four hundred hours of externship hours are required of all pre-veterinary graduates, but other volunteer and work experience is strongly recommended prior to the formal externship to prepare for applications and explore the profession. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses incude:

  • Biology I
  • Biology II
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm
  • The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

 To be considered for admission, applicants should have an earned GPA of 2.0 or better in a college preparatory curriculum (2.5 minimum GPA for consideration for nursing, vet tech, vet science, pre-vet, and equine studies applicants). Complete application packages should include:

  • A completed application submitted online or via hardcopy.
  • An official copy of the secondary school transcript sent directly to Becker College. Students who have received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) must forward an official score report. Freshman admission is contingent upon the applicant’s graduation from high school or successful completion of the GED. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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