Major Resource Kit

Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences

The Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences (PVMAB) major focuses on the study of scientific principles required for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the fields of veterinary medicine and animal biosciences. The curriculum is designed to meet the admission requirements for many U.S. veterinary schools and to prepare students for graduate degrees in areas related to animal agriculture and biological sciences through course work and laboratory experiences.

The global employment outlook is increasingly good for PVMAB majors. A degree in this area prepares students for veterinary school admission, graduate school admission in animal and human related biosciences, as well as entry-level technician, research, sales and marketing positions in chemical, health and agriculturally related industries. Government agencies, zoos, aquariums, and veterinary practices may also offer employment opportunities for students with the right background. Approximately 35 percent of graduates pursue advanced degrees in veterinary medicine, animal sciences, human medicine, and other sciences.

For more information on any of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources majors, contact the Office of Academic Programs at (302) 831-2508 or stop by 104 Townsend Hall.

Sample Job Titles

Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level
Further Education/Experience Often Required

Check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles under section 040 for additional related careers.

Enhancing Employability

Some Employers of Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences Majors

Other Sources of Information

Candid Careers

Resources for Finding Employment

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The Blue Hen Career Guide will also provide you with helpful career tools including: Skills to Develop, Strategies for Contacting Employers, Interview Strategies, and Graduate School Information.

Remember Career liaisons are available to assist with your quest for employment. Schedule an appointment with your liaison today!

Visit the Sharf & Townsend Career Library & Resource Center at 401 Academy St, Newark, DE 19716