Fall 2024 Courses

All Master’s and Graduate Certificate students must take 5 core courses. Master’s students also take 5 elective courses.

(Unless otherwise noted, all courses are assigned a letter grade.)

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
VME6575Veterinary Forensic Medicine3
ENY6706Forensic Entomology3

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
WIS6557 International Wildlife Conservation Law, Policy & Ethics3
WIS6421Wildlife Toxicology: The Ecohealth Perspective3
VME6934Seminar in Veterinary Pathology (self study course)1-8
VME6905Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences (self study course)1-4
WIS6051Wildlife Tracks and Sign3
VME6580Cybercrime in Wildlife Investigations3
VME6578Forensic Veterinary Osteology3
VME6576Veterinary Forensic Pathology II (VME 6577 is the prerequisite for this course)3
VME6573Applications of DNA for Companion Animals and Wildlife Cases3
GMS6359Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis3
GMS6350Forensic Investigations3
WIS6563Wildlife Forensic Pathology
VME6616Veterinary Drug Ecotoxicology 3

Non-Thesis Option

Choose 5 elective courses to total 15 credit hours of electives.

(Unless otherwise noted, all courses are assigned a letter grade.)

Note: All non-thesis master’s students are required to complete and pass a written and oral final exam in their last semester in order to graduate.

Thesis Elective Courses

Earn 15 credit hours of electives, including thesis electives listed below.
(Unless otherwise noted, all courses are assigned a letter grade.)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
VME 6934Special Topics in Veterinary Forensic Sciences1-4
VME 6910Supervised Research1-5 (S/U)
VME 6971Masters Research1-6 (6 max) (S/U)