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Animal and Veterinary Sciences (with Pre-Veterinary concentration), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
Students either follow the basic Animal Sciences  or declare a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Sciences which includes courses beyond the basic degree requirements that are required or recommended for admission to Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in North America. 
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The degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences is recommended for students who wish to pursue careers in animal agriculture, including the dairy, livestock, or equine industries or the other aspects of animal related research. This degree includes an undergraduate concentration in Pre-Veterinary Science, which is recommended for superior students who seek admission to veterinary college. The suggested courses beyond the basic degree requirements in Animal and Veterinary Sciences are those that are required or recommended for admission to Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in North America. Animal Science courses also serve as elective opportunities for students in other agricultural and life sciences, and minors are available in Animal and Veterinary Sciences or in Equine Studies.

Students may also consider continuing their studies at the graduate level after the completion of an undergraduate degree. The school offers the Master of Science degree in Animal Science for programs of study in animal nutrition, pathology, and reproductive physiology. The Doctor of Philosophy degree may be earned in Food and Nutritional Sciences, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or through the Individualized PhD Program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Animal Science 
  • Introduction to Animal Science Lab 
  • Laboratory and Companion Animal Science 
  • Equine Management Cooperative 
  • Equine Management Cooperative 
  • Dairy Cattle Technology 
  • Dairy Cattle Technology Laboratory 
  • Dairy Cattle Technology Laboratory 
  • Senior Paper in Animal Science I 
  • Senior Paper in Animal Science II 
  • Animal Diseases 
  • Animal Nutrition 
  • Livestock Feeds and Feeding 
  • Physiology of Reproduction
  • Basic Biology 
  • Biology of Organisms 
  • Concepts and Applications of Genetics 
  • Medical Physiology 
  • General Microbiology 
  • General Microbiology Laboratory 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biochemistry Laboratory 
  • General Chemistry I 
  • General Chemistry II 
  • General Chemistry Laboratory I 
  • General Chemistry Laboratory II 
  • Organic Chemistry I 
  • Organic Chemistry II 
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 
  • Fundamentals of Public Communication 
  • Small Business Economics and Management 
  • College Composition 
  • Research Writing in the Disciplines 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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General Requirements

  • a completed application (either the Mobile Friendly App or the Common Application)
  • an official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (waived for transfers with more than 12 completed credits or applicants age 20 and older)
  • official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework
  • an essay
  • a school recommendation (first-year applicants only)
  • an application fee of $40

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • International Presidential Scholarship
  • International Flagship Scholarship
  • International Dean’s Scholarship
  • Maine Global Partner Scholarship
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

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