VBS Curriculum

K-State Olathe offers thesis and non-thesis options in a variety of emphasis areas. Students may select an emphasis area or choose a variety of electives to diversify skills and knowledge. A minimum of 30 credit hours per semester is required to complete the veterinary biomedical science degree.


Emphasis Areas

Infectious Diseases

  • Introduction to One Health
  • Global Health Issues
  • Global Animal Health Industry
  • Domestic Animal Immunology
  • Veterinary Virology
  • Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Trade and Agricultural Health
  • Globalization, Cooperation and the Food Trade

Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics


  • Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Regulatory Aspects of Drug and Vaccine Development in the Animal Health Industry
  • Regulatory Affairs Seminar

Professional Communications and Business

  • Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research
  • Multidisciplinary Thought and Presentation
  • Scholarship in a Busy Age
  • Business Project Management

Statistical Analysis and Experimental Design

  • Fundamental Methods of Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Statistical Methods for the Sciences
  • Design and Interpretation of Production Livestock Field Trials
  • Design of Experiments
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Regression and Correlation Analysis
  • Experimental Designs for Product Development and Quality Improvement



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Graduate courses offered

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