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How much does it cost? 

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How can I learn more?

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How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in a veterinary science degree program?

The bachelor's degree in veterinary science is a four-year, pre-professional program that provides the academic background you need to apply to veterinary school.

Your coursework will focus on biological and natural sciences, and includes areas such as organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, anatomy and physiology, physics, microbiology, and animal nutrition. You'll also take general requirements including English, fine arts and more to round out your education and provide you with strong communication skills. 

To help you succeed in the pre-veterinary program, you'll receive close advising from both professional advisors and our veterinary science faculty. You can also complete internships with veterinary practitioners to gain hands-on experience and help your chances of getting into veterinary school. 

Learn more about the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

In the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, you'll receive valuable hands-on experience that prepares you for a successful career in high-demand industries.  With four departments and nearly 200 courses in agriculture, veterinary and rangeland sciences; biochemistry and molecular biology; natural resources and environmental science; and nutrition, we're ready to help you grow your future.

Careers with a degree in veterinary science

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

46% of undergraduate students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive financial aid. If you think your family’s income is too high to qualify for financial aid, you might be surprised.

50%+ of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

Life's a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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