If you are interested in animals and their roles in our world and how animal health and science go together, the Animal Veterinary Science program at CWI is for you! This program offers students a broad-base of biological principles. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to critically evaluate the importance of sustainability in animal agriculture and recognize the global nature of this field. Courses taken at CWI can transfer towards the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and the skills learned used in a variety of entry-level agricultural occupations.
The Animal Veterinary Science (AVS) program at CWI will foster a comprehensive understanding of, and lifelong appreciation for, the contributions of agriculture in the local, statewide, national, and global community. The AVS program will empower students to meet the challenges of their individual career goals as well as enable them to be responsive to future changes in the animal veterinary science industry.
Why This Program
This degree is designed for students interested in Animal or Veterinary Science, has a strong foundation in Chemistry and Biology, and includes many transfer options beyond CWI. The courses within the program are designed to evaluate issues regarding sustainability in the animal agriculture field. A capstone class will help ensure students are prepared for application and have completed their hours. The program emphasizes critical thinking skills and scientific principles to understand current issues and societal concerns about animal agriculture. Investment in the program develops a strong background in animal agriculture and serves as a resource of information to our society, both on a local and global level.
What You Will Learn to Do
- Gain a robust foundation to support increasingly comprehensive knowledge in the agricultural sciences
- Become a critical thinker who utilizes scientific approaches when addressing questions regarding the production of food, feed, and fiber
- Recognize and effectively communicate the importance of the agricultural sciences as a resource for human society
- CWI has an agreement with the University of Idaho which allows students to transfer from CWI with their AS in Animal Veterinary Science into one of their various pathways, which include
- Animal Science: Business
- Animal Science: Dairy
- Animal Science: Production
- Animal Science: Pre Vet
- Students enroll in a capstone course (AGRI 290), where they gain valuable real world experience in their chosen profession.
Requirements and Costs
Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI offers advising assistance to help in deciding which courses you need to take to reach your education and career goals. Visit Advising or contact One Stop Student Services for more information.
Students who are planning to transfer to University of Idaho after the completion of their A.S. should consult the specific UI articulation agreement for the expected CWI coursework needed for the specific major in order to select the applicable elective classes.
Connecting With Ideas
Connecting With Ideas (CWI 101) is designed to prepare students with the skills to succeed in college, a career, and life. Completion of CWI 101 is a general education requirement of students seeking to earn an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree from CWI. Students are encouraged to take CWI 101 during their first semester.Explore CWI 101 Pathways
Individuals admitted to CWI as a degree-seeking student who have earned college credit from another institution may transfer their credits to CWI. Visit Transferring to CWI to learn more.
Plan ahead for your transition to a four-year college or university. Students are encouraged to work closely with their advisor and representatives from the intended transfer school to ensure a smooth transition beyond CWI. Visit Transferring From CWI to explore our transfer partnerships.
Transfer is made easy with CWI's articulation agreements for selected Bachelor of Science in Agriculture programs offered at the University of Idaho.
Cost & Aid
As a student in this program, you may be eligible for financial aid and scholarships. Visit Cost & Aid to view tuition and fees, explore types of aid, apply for federal financial aid, and more.
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- Agriculture Production
- Animal Health
- Veterinary Medicine
- Veterinary Technology
- Animal Behavior
- Agriculture Sustainability
- Agriculture Extension
The Animal Veterinary Sciences program prepares students for a wide range of agricultural occupations. Completion of the program is designed to result in an Associate degree in Animal Veterinary Science which can be transferred to four-year universities and professional programs, including professional Veterinary Medicine schools.
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