Where Can I Find Online Animal Science Classes?

If you would like to learn about animals and are interested in working in a veterinarian's office or for a biomedical or agricultural company, you might wish to enroll in animal science classes. Some of these courses can be found online. Read on to learn more information about them. Schools offering Veterinary Food Inspection degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Online Animal Science Classes

Classes in animal science may be part of post-secondary certificate, bachelor's or master's degree programs. You may also find schools that offer animal science courses as stand-alone classes. Schools may offer entire degree programs in animal science online, while others could provide an online-only option for selected courses. Colleges and universities offering online animal science classes include Drexel University, Kansas State University, Purdue University and State University of New York (SUNY) Ulster.

Drexel University

Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, lays claim to being the only university in the United States that offers an online Master of Laboratory Animal Science. You're eligible to apply if you're currently working in the field with a minimum of two years' hands-on experience at a laboratory animal facility; you also need to have a working laboratory-animal veterinarian willing to serve as your on-site mentor. This is a 36-credit part-time program designed for those who are working toward career advancement. It may be completed in about three years. Some topics covered in online courses include:

  • Biology of laboratory animals
  • Common diseases of laboratory animals
  • Animal laboratory planning
  • Organizational management of animal laboratories
  • Animal research models in biomedicine

Kansas State University

The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, offers online courses as part of a bachelor's-degree completion program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences degree. You must have completed at least two years of college coursework to apply to the 126-credit online program that prepares you for agricultural-food industry careers. Course material is exchanged online through e-mail, CD-ROM and videoconferencing. Course topics include:

  • Introductory food science
  • Principles of meat science
  • Applied microbiology
  • Poultry production
  • Food chemistry

Purdue University

Individual distance-learning courses in animal science are available to you through Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. These classes are designed to teach you about introductory concepts in animal science, as well as the basics of animal nutrition and animal agriculture. You'll use an online course management system to access course materials and turn in assignments. Online courses include:

  • Animal agriculture
  • Biology companion animal
  • Animal Performance

SUNY Ulster

At SUNY Ulster, part of the State University of New York system and located in Stone Ridge, NY, you can enroll in a 21-credit Animal Science Office Assistant Certificate program if you've already earned your high school diploma. While this is not an online program and in-person laboratory work is required, some classes are available online. This program is intended to prepare you to work in an administrative capacity in a veterinary office or in related settings. It could provide you with a comprehensive overview of essential topics in animal science, as well as necessary office skills. Online courses include:

  • Biology
  • Veterinary medical terminology
  • Animal nutrition
  • Introduction to veterinary tech

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