The Animal and Veterinary Sciences curriculum provides students with both a basic and applied understanding of the scientific principles needed for successful careers in the scientific, technical, and business phases of livestock and poultry production, processing, and marketing. Strengths of this program include extensive hands-on instruction at Clemson’s six animal farms, personalized advising, and the opportunity for valued-added experiences, including involvement in research, teaching, extension, international travel, and internships. Students choose from three concentrations.
The Animal Agribusiness Concentration prepares students for careers in the many facets of the animal industries, including production, sales and marketing, business management, advertising, and extension. The Equine Business Concentration prepares students for such professions as trainers, managers, riding instructors, sales or media representatives, breed association representatives or for equine entrepreneurial careers such as owners of tack shops, boarding facilities, or riding schools. The Preveterinary and Science Concentration prepares students to meet the requirements for most veterinary schools, graduate schools, and medical and dental schools. Students with South Carolina residency may compete for contract seats at Mississippi State, Tuskegee, and University of Georgia Colleges of Veterinary Medicine. Experienced preprofessional advising is provided for all students pursuing advanced degrees.
Change of Major into Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Students who change majors into Animal and Veterinary Sciences must have a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade-point average.
- Advanced AVS Nutrition/Physiology Requirement 3 Credits 3, 5
- AVS Products or Production Course Requirement 3 Credits 3, 7
- Business Requirement 3 Credits 3, 8
- Capstone Course Requirement 3 Credits 3, 9
- Science and Technology in Society Requirement 3 Credits 1, 3
- AVS 4100 - Domestic Animal Behavior 3 Credits
- Advanced AVS Nutrition/Physiology Req. 3 Credits 3, 5 or
- Animal-Human Interaction Course Requirement 3 Credits 3, 6
- AVS Hands-On Course Requirement 2 Credits 2, 3
- AVS Products or Production Course Req. 3 Credits 3, 7
- Elective 4 Credits
Total Semester Hours: 120-123
1 See General Education Requirements . Social Science courses may not be selected from AGRB and ECON courses. Three of these credit hours must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement.
2 Select from AVS 2000 , AVS 2010 , AVS 2030 , AVS 2040 , AVS 2060 , AVS 2080 , AVS 2090 , AVS 2110 , AVS 2120 , AVS 3020 , AVS 3090 , AVS 3110 , AVS 3230 , AVS 3600 , AVS 3900 , AVS 4410 , AVS 4420 , AVS 4550 , AVS 4910
3 May be taken in either the fall or spring semester.
4 AVS 4700 is only offered in the fall semester. GEN 3000 may be taken in either semester of the junior year.
5 Select from AVS 3750 , AVS 4140 , AVS 4160 , AVS 4530 , AVS 4650 , AVS 4670 , AVS 4700 , AVS 4800
6 Select from AVS 3100 , AVS 3150 , AVS 3850
7 Select from AVS 4010 , AVS 4110 , AVS 4120 , AVS 4130 , AVS 4500
8 Select from any 3000- or 4000-level ACCT, AGRB, ECON, FIN, LAW, MKT, or MGT course not otherwise required.
9 Select from AVS 4000 , AVS 4060 , AVS 4150 , AVS 4170