Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Discover opportunities in veterinary medicine, public health, and biomedical research with our major in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

We have a strong track record in placing students into veterinary schools at a rate high above the national average. Our students find diverse career paths in all fields of biomedical sciences.

Why Major in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences?

You may choose this major if you want to:

  • prepare for veterinary school, medical school, or other professional schools with a biomedical focus
  • apply scientific principles to real-life situations in animal care
  • focus on issues like biosecurity, food safety, and control of animal disease

Career Opportunities for Graduates

The number of job openings in the agricultural industry annually exceeds the number of available qualified graduates.

A variety of career choices are available to you:

  • Animal management
  • Biomedical research
  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer research
  • Cooperative extension
  • Disease surveillance
  • Education
  • Genetics
  • Human medicine
  • Infectious disease research
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmaceutical research
  • Public health
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Veterinary medicine

Learn More

Visit the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Major website for course requirements, opportunities, and more information.

Contact Information

Lester C. Griel
  • Professor & Program Coordinator of VBS Undergraduate Studies
Phone: 814-865-1321