Undergraduate Studies

In addition to the four-year professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, the college offers a variety of undergraduate courses. Currently the college does not offer a major or minor in any of the departments. However, courses serve as electives for other degree programs, a component to the Bachelor of General Studies degree, and as partial requirements in the Pre-veterinary Medicine Scholars program.

Certificate of Achievement in Biomedical Sciences
A dean’s certificate of achievement is awarded to any student who takes at least 15 credit hours in BIOMED courses and achieves a BIOMED GPA of 3.0, or higher, with no less than a C- in any BIOMED course on the first attempt.

Biomedical Sciences Online Undergraduate Courses.

 

Current Undergraduate Courses

FALL SEMESTER

Problems in Biomedical Research BIOMED 2085: Assignment of problems for training in research.
(Credits arranged)

Inactivity and Disease BIOMED 2420: Biology of inactivity as a casual factor in chronic disease.
(2 hours credit)

Internship in Biomedical Sciences BIOMED 2940: Supervised work experience to develop technical skills and enhance knowledge in an area of biomedical sciences.
(Credits arranged)

Problems in Biomedical Research BIOMED 3085: Assignment of problems for training in research.
(Credits arranged)

Life Sciences Research: Models and Methods BIOMED 4010: A review of basic laboratory animal and non-animal research models and procedures commonly used in academia and the drug/chemical industry.
(3 hours credit) Bio Sci credit*

SPRING SEMESTER

Problems in Biomedical Research BIOMED 2085: Assignment of problems for training in research.
(Credits arranged)

Companion Animals BIOMED 2140: Focus on companion dog, cat, and horse owner concerns such as health issues, zoonoses, legal responsibilities, inbreeding, choice-of-breeds, behavioral problems, and loss of companion animals.
(3 hours credit)

Microbiology for Health Sciences BIOMED 2210: A basic microbiology course for Nursing, Health Related Professions and other interested students.
(5 hours credit) Bio Sci Credit*

Internship in Biomedical Sciences BIOMED 2940: Supervised work experience to develop technical skills and enhance knowledge in an area of biomedical sciences.
(Credits arranged)

Problems in Biomedical Research BIOMED 3085: Assignment of problems for training in research.
(Credits arranged)

Equine Health Topics BIOMED 3310: Contemporary issues relating to horse health.
Requires AN SCI 3254 or equivalent (contact instructor for consent)
(3 hours credit)

TIME DETERMINED BY INSTRUCTOR

Parasitology BIOMED 3250: Parasites of medical and veterinary importance are discussed as are the principles of parasitism.
(3 hours credit)

Techniques in Pathology BIOMED 3335: Methods and techniques in fixing, preparing, and staining pathological specimens (cr. arr.).

Clinical Epidemiology and Environmental Health BIOMED 3347: Ecologic basis of health and cause-effect relationships. Evaluation of control programs. Includes epidemiology of important acute and chronic disease (cr. arr.).

*These courses meet a portion of the Biological Sciences or Communications requirements for entering the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The MU College of Veterinary Medicine is affiliated with the Mid-Missouri Associated Colleges And Universities (MMACU), a consortium Of MU, Williams Woods University, Stephens College, Westminster College, and Lincoln University. Full-time undergraduate students at the five member colleges may take courses for credit on any of the five campuses. The intent of cross-registration is to support students’ educational needs when a desired course is unavailable at the home institution or when there are inherent schedule conflicts. Forms and additional information are available from the MMACU office, 11 Jesse Hall, 573-882-6598.

For further information about undergraduate classes offered by the College of Veterinary Medicine, please contact:

C.B. Chastain, DVM, MS, DACVIM
(Internal Medicine) Professor
W-231 Veterinary Medicine Building
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-9594
E-mail: chastainc@missouri.edu

 

Adjunct Faculty Professors
Dr. Frank Booth
Dr. M.H. Laughlin
Dr. Rebecca Johnson
Dr. Phillip Johnson

Associate Professors
Dr. R. Cowart
Dr. C.S. Reddy

Assistant Professors
Dr. D. Bowles
Dr. K. Branson
Dr. C. Datz
Dr. T. Reilly