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EASTERN and Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Partner on College Credit Agreement for EASTERN Veterinary Science Program

Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in New Brunswick, New Jersey (Rutgers - SEBS) and Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN), signed an articulation agreement, allowing students who complete EASTERN’s Veterinary Science program to earn up to 3 credits for Rutgers-SEBS Animal Science course. EASTERN’s Veterinary Science Instructor, Mrs. Karen McGeehan, is certified in Curriculum in Agriculture Science Education (CASE) for secondary schools, which makes this partnership possible.

To take advantage of this college credit opportunity, students must apply for the credits using a Rutgers-SEBS request form, earn a grade of B or higher in EASTERN’s Veterinary Science program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale, and must be admitted to and matriculated at Rutgers-SEB within 4 years after graduation from EASTERN.  This partnership could save out-of-state students close to $3,000.

EASTERN’s Veterinary Science program provides the opportunity to prepare for careers in the animal care industry and will provide students with a working knowledge of small animal industries. In this two-year half-day program, students will learn to support veterinarians by aiding during animal examinations; treatment administration and monitoring; managing animal and related health record information; and how to perform a range of selected practice-related duties.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer our students advanced credit at Rutgers,” said Dr. Cathleen Plesnarski, EASTERN’s Executive Director. “Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences is extremely impressive, and we already have students interested in applying to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Animal Science is a popular program for many students enrolled at Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS). Over 450 upper-class students are enrolled as Animal Science majors. In addition, approximately 90 first-year and 35 transfer students declare Animal Science as their major each year. The Animal Science program offers a great opportunity to achieve an excellent undergraduate education in a pleasant, friendly, and stimulating environment.