Pathobiology

As a Pathobiology and Veterinary Science major, you can:

  • Explore a variety of courses that can count towards your major or minor as core requirements, related courses, and electives.
  • Participate in an internship, field study, or research experience abroad to gain real-world experience

Pathobiology and Veterinary Science (PVS) students should prioritize speaking with their academic advisor early in their academic career about the best semester for them to go abroad. Flexibility regarding what courses PVS students may be able to take abroad and in what term they can go may vary depending on required course availability and lab-based course sequencing. Generally, students can take General Education requirements, electives, and courses that may count towards major requirements.

Courses that may be available abroad that would be relevant for PVS majors are: Animal Science, Business, Economics, Molecular Cell Biology, Physics, PVS Foreign Study, and Statistics.

Graduate Program Requirements: Certain courses (e.g. lab courses) taken abroad may not be accepted by graduate programs as meeting admissions requirements, so it is important to discuss those requirements with your academic advisor. PVS students should keep in mind that courses with laboratory components are typically not available abroad, and will likely have to be taken in residence at UConn.

When planning an experience abroad, be sure to keep in mind your electives, any extra credits you may be able to use to your advantage, as well as current and upcoming terms in your course of study. For students who have a strict course sequence to follow each semester, a summer or winter program might be a good option.

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led

Summer Global One Health in Ireland: Irish and US Perspectives
Dublin, Ireland
On this program, students explore the Global One Health concept for one week in the U.S. and for two weeks in Ireland. Students will participate in farm tours and workshops throughout New England and Ireland. Students can earn PVS Foreign Study credit on this program.

Summer Field Ecology in South Africa

Limpopo Province, South Africa

The program courses provide an overview of the ecological systems in southern Africa, their management and related conservation issues, with emphasis on the ecosystems and landscapes of the region, and are taught by UConn faculty who accompany the students to South Africa. The students are exposed to a variety of activities in ecology and natural resources management while in the field in South Africa.

Summer Food and Revolution: The Cuban Experience

Havana, Cuba

On this program, students will travel to Cuba with UConn faculty from the departments of Animal Science and Plant Science to learn about the history, and future of food production and food security in Cuba.

Exchange

University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

This program offers approved courses in Animal Science and Molecular Cell Biology. Students have the opportunity to take courses within the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.

National University of Singapore

Republic of Singapore

This program offers approved courses in Molecular Cell Biology. Many courses within the natural sciences are offered on this program.

University of Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom

This program offers approved courses in Molecular Cell Biology. Many courses within the natural sciences are offered on this program.

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Students should research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request essay feedback from advisors and the Writing Center.

 

Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Scholarships

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

Pathobiology and Veterinary Science Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

Academic

As a Pathobiology and Veterinary Science major, you can:

  • Explore a variety of courses that can count towards your major or minor as core requirements, related courses, and electives.
  • Participate in an internship, field study, or research experience abroad to gain real-world experience

Pathobiology and Veterinary Science (PVS) students should prioritize speaking with their academic advisor early in their academic career about the best semester for them to go abroad. Flexibility regarding what courses PVS students may be able to take abroad and in what term they can go may vary depending on required course availability and lab-based course sequencing. Generally, students can take General Education requirements, electives, and courses that may count towards major requirements.

Courses that may be available abroad that would be relevant for PVS majors are: Animal Science, Business, Economics, Molecular Cell Biology, Physics, PVS Foreign Study, and Statistics.

Graduate Program Requirements: Certain courses (e.g. lab courses) taken abroad may not be accepted by graduate programs as meeting admissions requirements, so it is important to discuss those requirements with your academic advisor. PVS students should keep in mind that courses with laboratory components are typically not available abroad, and will likely have to be taken in residence at UConn.

When planning an experience abroad, be sure to keep in mind your electives, any extra credits you may be able to use to your advantage, as well as current and upcoming terms in your course of study. For students who have a strict course sequence to follow each semester, a summer or winter program might be a good option.

Programs

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led

Summer Global One Health in Ireland: Irish and US Perspectives
Dublin, Ireland
On this program, students explore the Global One Health concept for one week in the U.S. and for two weeks in Ireland. Students will participate in farm tours and workshops throughout New England and Ireland. Students can earn PVS Foreign Study credit on this program.

Summer Field Ecology in South Africa

Limpopo Province, South Africa

The program courses provide an overview of the ecological systems in southern Africa, their management and related conservation issues, with emphasis on the ecosystems and landscapes of the region, and are taught by UConn faculty who accompany the students to South Africa. The students are exposed to a variety of activities in ecology and natural resources management while in the field in South Africa.

Summer Food and Revolution: The Cuban Experience

Havana, Cuba

On this program, students will travel to Cuba with UConn faculty from the departments of Animal Science and Plant Science to learn about the history, and future of food production and food security in Cuba.

Exchange

University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

This program offers approved courses in Animal Science and Molecular Cell Biology. Students have the opportunity to take courses within the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.

National University of Singapore

Republic of Singapore

This program offers approved courses in Molecular Cell Biology. Many courses within the natural sciences are offered on this program.

University of Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom

This program offers approved courses in Molecular Cell Biology. Many courses within the natural sciences are offered on this program.

Finances

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Students should research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request essay feedback from advisors and the Writing Center.

 

Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Scholarships

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

Resources & Contacts

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

Pathobiology and Veterinary Science Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

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