Agriculture Business - Pre-Veterinary Option 

Bachelor's Degree  | Russellville Campus | In-Person or Blended

If you have discipline-specific educational goals, there are options under the Agriculture Business Major. These options include Animal Science, Horticulture, Feed Mill Management, Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Public Relations. These choices provide you the opportunity to explore the many prospects available in the dynamic agriculture industry. Whether your interests lie in production agriculture or the business of the livestock, horticulture, feed milling, pre-veterinarian medicine or public relations, Tech has a program for you!

A degree in Agriculture Business-Pre-Veterinary Medicine option at Arkansas Tech University prepares you to apply to the Vet School of your choice to continue your educational goal. The program will also provide the necessary prerequisites for continuing your education in graduate school, meeting the prerequisites for most Veterinary Medicine programs. Pre-Veterinary students are able to draw on the real-world experiences of our faculty members.

In addition to utilizing our talented faculty and staff, you will make full use of the many classrooms and teaching laboratories found in Dean Hall, the Greenhouse Classroom and our extensive Outdoor Learning Laboratory located on three sides of the ATU campus. Hands-on experience working with our fully operational beef and swine herds helps to prepare you to continue your education at the graduate level in animal science, veterinary medicine, and many other medical fields.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Formulating, mixing, and delivering livestock feeds (AGAS 2084)
  • Identifying and facilitating livestock reproduction (AGAS 3044: Reproduction of Farm Animals)
  • Preparing applications and developing interview skills for acceptance to vet school (AGBU 3213: Career Development in Agriculture)

SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

  • Critical thinking
  • Managing reproduction of animal herds
  • Meeting animals' nutritional requirements
  • Utilizing technology
  • Working with others

About This Degree

TUITION

In-State: $232 | Out-of-State: $464

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

CAREER OPTIONS

You could work as a(n):

  • Animal Health Technician
  • Animal Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Animal Production Manager
  • Veterinarian (following completion of DVM)

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Monticello Animal Clinic
  • Russellville Animal Clinic
  • Sugar Creek Animal Hospital
  • Town and Country Veterinary Clinic

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • MS in Agriculture
  • MS in Animal Science

Point of Pride

Many alumni have been accepted to veterinary schools and work as licensed veterinarians.

 

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