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Courses

These courses are 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

If you are a veterinary technician, you must have graduated from an accredited 2- or 3-year program in veterinary technology before you can enroll in these courses

If you are not a veterinary technician but have taken designated MU prerequisite courses or their equivalents at a regionally accredited institution, you may enroll in certain courses.

The chart below shows when the courses are traditionally offered. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Required course offerings (15 credit hours)
Fall Spring Summer
F Sp Su
BIOMED 1010 Biomedical Career Explorations (1 credit hour) X
BIOMED 2110 Biomedical Terminology X
BIOMED 2111 Veterinary Medical Terminology (1 credit hour) X
BIOMED 2120 Essentials of Animal Handling and Physical Restraint (2 credit hours) X
BIOMED 2230 Animal Sanitation and Disease Prevention X
BIOMED 3000 Specialty Careers for Veterinary Technicians (2 credit hours) X
BIOMED 3100 Biomedical Pathophysiology X
BIOMED 3219 Elements of Comparative Anatomy X
BIOMED 3300 Animal Welfare and Ethics X X
BIOMED 3326 Comparative Pharmacology X
BIOMED 4110 Veterinary Cytology (2 credit hours) X
BIOMED 4120 Principles of Toxicology X X
BIOMED 4210 Animal Issues in Disasters (1 credit hour) X
BIOMED 4300 Clinical Veterinary Neurology X
BIOMED 4320 Fundamentals of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care X
BIOMED 4333 Veterinary Cell Biology X  
BIOMED 4400 Veterinary Surgical Nursing X
BIOMED 4410 Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation X
BIOMED 4500 Equine Critical Care and Nursing X  
BIOMED 4510 Equine Clinical Anatomy: Forelimbs (1 credit hour) X

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page.

How to apply

If you wish to apply veterinary biomedical technology course work toward your bachelor’s degree, we recommend you apply to either the online bachelor of health science (BHS) or the online bachelor of general studies (BGS) at the links below.

If you do not want to complete a bachelor’s degree but rather pursue the 15-hour certificate of achievement or take individual courses in veterinary biomedical technology, you may enroll as a nondegree-seeking student by following the steps below.

  1. Fulfill the admission requirements:
    • While there are no requirements for admission as a nondegree-seeking undergraduate student, individual courses have their own requirements (e.g., prerequisite course work) for enrollment. Mizzou Online will contact you regarding these requirements after you submit your application.
    • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.

  2. Mark your calendar
  3. Application dates

    Submit your application at least 10 days before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work. See the MU Registrar’s academic calendar for precise dates.

  4. Gather your papers
  5. In the online application, you will need to supply:

    • Your name and contact information
    • Citizenship, residency and visa information (if applicable)
    • Names and locations of previous college or high school and dates you attended

    The online application times out after 20 minutes, so please have your relevant documentation ready.

    We may request you to supply transcripts, test scores or both at a later date.

  6. Complete the online application
  7. Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

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Veterinary online programs are administered by the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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