The Animal Health Science degree prepares graduates to become veterinary nurses and to sit for state and national animal health accreditation agencies and licensing agency exams. Graduates with this option can pursue careers as veterinary assistants in public and private facilities or as veterinary technologists in public health organizations and research institutions. For the student interested in meat science and processing, specialized courses are available. A student may develop a program emphasizing meat science by consulting with the appropriate departmental advisor. Flexibility in course requirements enables students to select species related electives in beef cattle, sheep, swine, dairy or meat science programs. Individual programs may be developed by approval of a department advisor.