In addition to the four-year professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, the college offers a variety of undergraduate (BIOMED) courses. Courses serve as electives for other degree programs, a component to the online Health Science and Bachelor of General Studies degrees, and as partial requirements in the MU Pre-veterinary Medicine Scholars program. BIOMED courses are also recommended electives in meeting the requirements to apply for a DVM program. See courses for Pre-Veterinary Medical Students.
Certificate of Achievement in Biomedical Sciences
A dean’s certificate of achievement is awarded to any student who takes at least 15 credit hours in BIOMED courses and achieves a BIOMED GPA of 3.0, or higher, with no less than a C- in any BIOMED course on the first attempt.
To Register for Courses – Department Approval to Register for Online Courses
Department permission is required to register for courses.
Statements about courses concerning requirements, prerequisites, conditions, and other matters are for informational purposes only, and are subject to change without notice. They are not to be regarded as offers to contract.
Online BIOMED course rigor is equivalent to that of traditional room-bound classes. It is estimated that online and study time for a 3-credit-hour on-line course taken over a semester will require 6 to 9 clock hours per week. Exams are proctored. This requires taking an exam at a local library, educational campus, or other approved location while being monitored by an approved proctor. All BIOMED courses are approved by MU Quality Matters criteria for online courses or in the process of MU Quality Matters evaluation.
Students should consult with their academic advisor on the suitability of online elective courses relative to their undergraduate degree requirements. Although online BIOMED courses are accepted toward a portion of the requirements to apply to the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, they may not be acceptable courses in the requirements to gain an undergraduate degree.