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Undergraduate Courses

We now offer a variety of courses for undergraduate students interested in learning more about animals.  These online courses cover topics such as aquatic animals, small and large animals, and veterinary research.   We hope to expand this program and add more courses in the near future, so visit often to see if anything new has been added.

Aquatic Animal Health

  • Aquatic Wildlife Health Issues is an online course (3 credits) taught in the Summer semester designed to introduce students (upper level undergraduate and graduate) and professionals (with an AA or higher degree) to the natural history, anatomy, physiology, behavior and common health issues of aquatic species: whales and dolphins, seals and sea lions, manatees, sea turtles and crocodilians.
  • Manatee Health and Conservation is an online course (3 credits) taught in the Summer semester designed to introduce students (upper level undergraduate and graduate) and professionals (with an AA or higher degree) to the natural history, anatomy, physiology, behavior, conservation and health issues of manatees
  • Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues is an online course (3 credits) taught in the Fall semester designed to introduce students (upper level undergraduate and graduate) and professionals (with an AA or higher degree) to the controversial issues surrounding aquatic animal species ranging from invertebrates to marine mammals, with emphasis on marine mammals, but also including sea turtles, fisheries, and marine ecosystems.

Small Animal Clinical Sciences

  • The Dog is an online course (3 credits) specifically designed for undergraduate students interested in learning more about dogs, especially those planning careers in Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technical Programs. Students will be introduced to a number of topics, including evolution, domestication, anatomy, biology, role in society, physiology, behavior, and health of the dog.

Large Animal Clinical Sciences

  • The Horse is an online undergraduate course (3 credits) that will be offered for the first time in an upcoming semester. This class is also designed for undergraduate students interested in learning more about horses. The class will focus to a large extent on lectures and discussion to establish a baseline of information about the equine field. Important medical case studies and scientific papers will be discussed throughout the class. Upon completing the class, students will be able to differentiate between normal and unhealthy animals by appearance and behavior, and have a working knowledge of common natural history and health issues of the animals.