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 TitleCreditsSpringSummerFall
VME 6052Animal Crime Scene Processing3X
VME 6054Scientific and Legal Principles of Forensic Evidence3X
VME 6051Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence3X
VME 6575Veterinary Forensic Medicine3X
ENY 6706Forensic Entomology3X

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsSpringSummerFall
VME 6053Skeletal Trauma Analysis in Animals3X
VME 6056Animal Law3X
VME 6570Wildlife Conservation and Forensic Science3X
VME 6571Forensic Applied Animal Behavior3X
VME 6572Forensic Aspects of Agricultural Animal Welfare3X
VME 6573Wildlife Forensic Genetics3X
VME 6574Aquatic Animal Pathology (Description TBD)3X
VME 6576Veterinary Forensic Pathology (VME6577 pre-requisite)3X
VME 6577Veterinary Pathology in Practice (course limited to DVM or equivalent degree holders or current students)3TBD
VME 6578Forensic Veterinary Osteology3X
VME 6579Veterinary Forensic Radiology and Imaging3X
VME 6615Veterinary Forensic Toxicology3X
VME 6616Critical Thinking and Environmental Monitoring of Veterinary Agents3X
VME 6617Risk Assessment and Mitigation for the Use and Management of Veterinary Agents3X
VME 6905Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences (self study course)1-4XXX
VME 6934Seminar in Veterinary Pathology (self study course)1-8XXX
WIS 5562Conservation Medicine3X
WIS 6557International Wildlife Conservation Law, Policy & Ethics3X
WIS 6559Contemporary Issues in Wildlife Protection and Conservation3X
WIS 6561Wildlife Crime Scene Processing3X
WIS 6934Working Dogs in Conservation and Forensic Sciences3X
WIS 6576Human-Wildlife Conflict3X
WIS 6421Wildlife Toxicology: The Ecohealth Perspective3X
WIS 6553Wildlife Forensic Pathology3X
WIS 6425Carrion Ecology and Evolution3X
VME 6580Cybercrime in Wildlife Investigations3X
VME 6558U.S. Wildlife Law, Policy & Ethics3X

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 Option

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

Thesis Elective Courses

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