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Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS)Major

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.

Overview

What is Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) at WVU like?

Description

The Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) major is designed to provide high quality education and training for students who plan to enroll in veterinary, graduate or professional school. You’ll gain basic and applied knowledge relevant to animal biology, nutrition, physiology, reproduction and genetics.

This program is often affectionately labeled as the “pre-veterinary” major, but it’s so much more. Animal and Nutritional Sciences is also your pathway to physician assistant, dentistry or medical school. Our faculty advisers are knowledgeable about course requirements in those areas and can help you find the best fit.

Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) program highlights:

At a Glance

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Fast Facts

What makes Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

  • Many study abroad opportunities, including opportunities to travel to Estonia and tour London Zoo.
  • Train service dogs for course credit as part of WVU’s partnership with Hearts of Gold.
  • Participate in Livestock Judging, Poultry Judging, Dairy Challenge and Dairy Judging Teams.
  • Opportunities exist in areas of poultry feed research and immunology.

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

Live, study and pursue outside-the-classroom learning in a residence hall community that shares your interests:

Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Careers

How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Graduates typically pursue professional school (veterinary, medical, dental, pharmacy, public health) or graduate school.

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Courses

What are the courses like in Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) at WVU?

Plan of Study

Check out a program overview, learning goals, course descriptions and suggested plan of study for WVU's Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) major.

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Cost and Aid

How much does Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $425
Per Semester $5,100
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,200
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,129
Per Semester $13,548
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,096
International
Per Credit $1,129
Per Semester $13,848
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,696
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Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending WVU in addition to university scholarships.

Extra Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPA and SAT/ACT test score. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Ohio Tuition Reciprocity

As the result of a special agreement, students from Ohio who are fully admitted to Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) can enroll at WVU and pay in-state tuition rates. Students must be admitted to both the University and this major.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) major, you must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2022-23 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Next Steps

I like this major. What are the next steps?

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