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Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Pathways: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Healthcare

Getting into veterinary (or any professional) school is extremely competitive. The Animal and Nutritional Sciences program provides challenging and innovative experiences to give you the best preparation possible.

Academics

Fall
  • A&VS 105 Professional Orientation
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • BIOL 115 Principles of Biology Exclamation Point
    4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 126C College Algebra 3-Day or
    MATH 129 Pre-Calculus Mathematics or
    MATH 150 Applied Calculus or
    MATH 153 Calculus 1a with Precalculus or
    MATH 155 Calculus 1
16
Spring
  • A&VS 150 Introduction to Animal Science
    2
  • BIOL 117 Introductory Physiology Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 128 Plane Trigonometry Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Download the Guide application
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • A&VS 251 Principles of Animal Science
    4
  • CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • PHYS 101 Introductory Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
18
Spring
  • ANNU 260 Animal Nutrition Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • PHYS 102 Introductory Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • ANPH 301 Introduction to Animal Physiology Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGBI 410 Introductory Biochemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • AEM 341 General Microbiology Exclamation Point
    4
  • Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • A&VS 402 Values and Ethics
    3
  • GEN 371 Principles of Genetics
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
13
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Attend a career fair
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

Academics

Fall
  • Electives
    9
  • Science Elective
    3
12
Spring
  • Electives
    12
12
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Sign up for graduation
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

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