Suggested Curriculum—Pathobiology Major

Note: PVS majors must fulfill: General Education (University) Requirements, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) Requirements, Pathobiology and Veterinary Science (major) Requirements, and veterinary or medical school requirements (if applicable). Many courses will fulfill more than one requirement. Refer to the 'CAHNR Undergraduate Plan and Record of Study' for details.

The following is a suggested sequence of courses for Pathobiology students; it should be modified according to the needs of individual students. Aim for an average of 15 credits per semester. A minimum of 12 credits/semester is necessary to be considered a full time student.

First Semester: Choose 15 credits-including biology from the following:

1. English 1010* Academic Writing 4 (credits)  or

1101* Writing Through Literature 4 (Honors take 2011 instead)

2. Biology 1107* Principles of Biology I 4   or

Biology 1108* Principles of Biology 2 4

3. PVS 1000  Biomedical issues in Pathobiology 2

4. Animal Science 1001** (pre-vet only) Introduction to Animal Science 3

5. Math 1060Q  or Pre-calculus 4   or

Math 1131Q Calculus 1 4   or

Chemistry 1127Q* General Chemistry 1 4  

6. General Education Requirement variable

7. UNIV 1810 (PVS section) First Year Experience for PVS Majors 1   or

UNIV 1784 (Honors seminar) 1

A general education requirement or Chemistry course may be taken in place of Animal Science 1001**

Consider Group 1 (language) course if requirement not met in high school.

Second Semester: Choose 15 credits-including biology and chemistry from the following:

1. Biology 1107* Principles of Biology 14   or

Biology 1108* Principles of Biology 2 4

2. Chemistry 1127Q* General Chemistry 1 4   or

Chemistry 1124Q*  General Chemistry 4

3. Mathematics 1060Q* Pre-calculus 3   or

Mathematics 1131Q* Calculus I 4   or

Mathematics 1132Q**  Calculus 2 4

4. General education requirement Content area 1, 2, or 4  variable credits

5. English 1010* Academic Writing 4   or

English 1011*  Writing Through Literature 4

(English should be taken if not taken previously)

Consult with your advisor regarding which General Chemistry series (Chem 1127, 1128 vs Chem 1124, 1125, 1126) is most appropriate for you.

Third Semester: Choose 15 credits-including biology and chemistry from the following:

1. PVS 2100  Anatomy and Physiology of Animals 4   or

PNB 2264 Human Physiology and Anatomy part 1 4   or

PNB 2272 Human Physiology and Anatomy part 2 4

2. Chemistry 1128* General Chemistry 4   or

Chemistry 1125 3   or

Chemistry 2443* Organic Chemistry 3

3. Physics 1201Q* General Physics 4   or

4. Mathematics 1060Q* Pre-calculus 3   or

Mathematics 1131Q* Calculus I 4   or

Mathematics 1132Q** Calculus 2 4

5. Communication Sciences 1100** Principles of Public Speaking 3   or

General Education Requirements  variable credits

Note: Physician's Assistant programs require human physiology and anatomy.

Fourth Semester: Choose 15 credits:

1. PVS elective    variable credits

2. Chemistry 1126 * General Chemistry 4   or

Chemistry 2443* Organic Chemistry I 3   or

Chemistry 2444* Organic Chemistry II 3

3. Chemistry 2445* Organic Chemistry Laboratory 3   or

Physics 1202Q* General Physics 4

4. Mathematics 1060Q* Pre-calculus 3   or

Mathematics 1131Q* Calculus 1 4   or

Mathematics 1132Q** Calculus 2 4   or

5. Statistics 1100 QC* Statistics 4    or

PNB 2264 Human Physiology and Anatomy part 1 4   or

PNB 2272 Human Physiology and Anatomy part 2 4   or

General Education Requirements

(Note: Vet school math requirements vary; most require 1 or 2 semesters of Math, some specify Calculus; Consult with your advisor to determine which Math series is most appropriate for you). Also, Some veterinary schools require business and or economics courses. These courses may also fulfill general education requirements. Medical schools often suggest Psychology courses, such as PSYC 1100, 1101 (Old # 132, 133) and sociology course work.)
 

Fifth Semester: Choose 15 credits :

1. PVS elective  variable credits

2. MCB 2000* Introduction to Biochemistry 4   or

MCB 3010* Biochemistry 5

3. Chemistry 2444 Organic Chemistry 3   or

Chemistry 2445* Organic Chemistry Laboratory 3   or

Physics 1202Q General Physics 4

4. Animal Science 2111** Principles of Nutrition & Feeding of Animals 3   or

Nutrition 1165 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3   or

General Education Req./ electives  variable credits

5. Consider Path 3094W Pathobiology Seminar 2

6. MCB 2410 Human Genetics 3   or

ANSC 3121 Animal Breeding and Genetics 3   or

Consider PVS 299 Independent Study variable

Sixth Semester: Choose 15 credits:

1. MCB 2610* Fundamentals of Microbiology 4

2. Pathobiology Elective  variable credits

3. General Education Req./elective Consider Business or Economics course** 3

4. Consider Path 3094W (Seminar) 2

5. Consider Path 3099 (Independent Study) variable credits

Seventh Semester: Choose 15 credits:

1. PVS 3100 (or other PVS elective) Histologic Structure and Function 4

2. MCB 3212 Basic Immunology 3   or

MCB 2000* Introduction to Biochemistry 4   or

MCB 3010* Biochemistry 5

3. General Education Requirement or Elective variable

4. W course or Elective variable

5. Consider Path 3094W (Seminar) 2

6. Consider Path 3099 (Independent Study)

Eighth Semester: Choose 15 credits:

1. PVS 4300 Principles of Pathobiology 3

2. PVS Elective  variable credits

3. Elective- Make sure skill course and Gen. Ed. Requirements and electives are complete variable

4. Elective variable

5. Consider Path 3094W (Seminar) 2

5. Consider Path 3099 (Independent Study) variable credits

*Required by most vet schools **Required by some vet schools

Notes:

1. If NOT planning advanced degree or professional school, CHEM 2241-2242 may be substituted forChemistry 2443-2445.

2. Most veterinary schools require 2 semesters of English. Pre-vet students should consider taking an English course as one of their "W" requirements, as well as the general education requirement of English 1010 or 1101.

PVS Courses

PVS 1000 Biomedical Issues in Pathobiology – (2 cr.) Fall Semester

PVS 2100 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals – (4 cr.) Fall Semester

PVS 2301 Health and Disease Management of Animals – (3 cr.) Spring Semester

PVS 3094W Seminar Series (may be taken more than once) - (2 cr.) Both Semesters (need instructor permission)

PVS 3099 Independent Study – (1-4 cr.) Arrange with instructor

PVS 3100 Histologic Structure and Function – (4 cr.) Fall Semester

PVS 3201 or 3201W Principles of Animal Virology – (3 cr.) Fall Semester

PVS 3341 Pathobiology of the Avian Species – (3 cr.) Fall Semester, odd years

PVS 3501 Diagnostic Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences - (2 cr.) Spring Semester (need instructor permission)

PVS 3700 Emerging Infectious Diseases - (3 cr.) Spring Semester

PVS 4203 Principles of Antibacterial Development - (3 cr.) Spring Semester of even numbered years

PVS 4300 Principles of Pathobiology - (3 cr.) Spring Semester

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • If students have not had three years of a single foreign language in high school, they must complete two semesters of a foreign language in college.
  • Select courses to assure that all general education, CANR and skill course requirements have been met.
  • Veterinary school requirements vary slightly between schools. Pre-vet students entering 6th semester should consult vet school admission guidebook for details.
 

FAVORITE ELECTIVES FOR PATHOBIOLOGY MAJORS

ANSC 1001  Introduction to Animal Science Fall 3 Credits

ANSC 3323 Animal Embryology & Biotechnology Fall 3 Credits

ANSC 3343, 3343W  Animal Food Products Fall 3/4 Credits

ANSC 3313  Growth Biology and Metabolism in Domestic Livestock Spring 3 Credits

ANSC 4341  Microbiology and Safety Lab Spring 3 Credits

ANSC 4642 Food Microbiology Lab Spring, even yrs 1 Credit

ANSC 3272 ANSC  Laboratory Animal Science Spring 3 Credits

ANSC 3122 Reproductive Physiology Spring 4 Credits

AH 3175 Environmental Health Fall 3 Credits

AH 3021 Environment, Genetics and Cancer Spring, even yrs 3 Credits

AH 3237 Women’s Health and Care Both 3 Credits

PVS 3094W PVS Seminar Both 2 Credits

PVS 5379 Microbiology of Atypical Bacteria (Instructor permission required) 2 Credits

EEB 4274 Introduction to Animal Parasitology Fall, alt yrs 4 Credits

EEB 4251, 4251W  Medical Entomology Spring, alt yrs 3 Credits

MCB 3633  Pathogenic Microbiology Fall 4 Credits

MCB 3416 Forensic Applications of DNA Science Fall 3 Credits

MCB 3011 Human Metabolism and Disease Fall, alt yrs 2 Credits

MCB 3022W  Human Disease and Development of Therapeutic Agents Fall 3 Credits

MCB 3414 Experiments in DNA Identification Spring 2 Credits

MCB 4219  Developmental Biology Spring 3 Credits

MARN or MCB 3636 Marine Microbiology Spring 3 Credits

NRME 2315 North American Wildlife Fall 3 Credits

PHAR 1001  Toxic Chemicals and Health Spring 3 Credits

ARE 1110 Population, Food and the Environment Both 3 Credits

ARE 1150  Principles of Agriculture and Resource Economics Both 3 Credits

COMS 1100  Principles of Public Speaking Both 3 Credits

EKIN 1160 Courses in Lifetime Sports Program Both 1 Credit

INTD 1820 FYE Faculty/Student Seminar Both 1 Credit

INTD 1820 Special Topics/Mini Medical School Both Variable

AASI 3214  Medicinal Plants of Asian Origin and Culture Fall 3 Credits

AASI 3216 Asian Medical Systems Spring 3 Credits

PNB 3279 Insight into Dental Science and Clinical Medicine Spring 1 Credit

MCB 4327 Lab Techniques in functional Genomics B

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