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Bioveterinary Science

  Departmental Honors Advisor:
  Dr. Lee Rickords
  AGS 248, ext. 72195
  Email: lee.rickords@usu.edu


Eligibility for Acceptance:
Qualified students will have cumulative GPAs of at least 3.30 and will have declared a major in the department.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in Bioveterinary Science is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:

  • 9 credits in courses numbered 3000 or above must be taken by contract in the department
  • 3 semester credits must be taken under HONR 4900, Senior Thesis/Project
  • 1 credit may be taken under HONR 4800, Senior Seminar
  • 3 upper-division credits from outside the department will be accepted, with approval of the Departmental Honors Advisor

*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed.
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.

Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a GPA of 3.5 in upper-division departmental major requirements and Honors coursework and will complete and present in a public forum an Honors thesis/project. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.

Suggested Coursework in the Department:
ADVS 3000 (3, Sp) Animal Health and Hygiene (Dr. Jensen)
ADVS 3500 (3, Sp) Principles of Animal Nutrition (Dr. Wiedmeier)
ADVS 3510 (5, Sp) Applied Animal Nutrition (Dr. Dhiman)
ADVS 4200 (3, Sp) Physiology of Reproduction and Lactation (Dr. White)
ADVS 5690 (3, F) Animal Histology (Dr. Allen)
ADVS 5700 (3, SP) General Animal Pathology (Dr. Allen)