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Animal Welfare & Behavior Program Calendar


Stay on top of important dates within the Animal Welfare & Behavior Programs.

Application Deadlines for 2023
Program Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Master of Science in Animal Welfare & Behavior April 30 May 31
Graduate Certificate in Animal Welfare & Behavior May 31 June 30

*Please note, our applications open on January 1st each year.

Fall '22
August 1
  • Orientation Month Begins for Incoming Students 
August 31
  • Classes Begin

Year 1 Courses:

  • VCSN 6390 Animal Welfare Science:  August 30 – October, 21 2022 
  • VCSP 6390  Animals & Society:   October 24 – December, 16 2022

 

Year 2 Courses:

  • VCSN 6580: Evolution of Animal Welfare: August 30 – October 17
  • VCSN 6600: Animal Welfare Assessment: October 24 – December 16 
  • VPTH 6370: Capstone Proseminar: August 30 – December 16
  • VCSN 6630: Professional Portfolio Development:  August 30 – December 16 

*Please refer to the program's policies and procedures for course withdrawal policies and drop deadlines

October
  • 1st and 2nd Year Student Virtual Happy Hour/Social
 November 15
  • Deadline to apply for December Graduation
    (MSc students only)
November 21-25
  • Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
December 16
  • Last day of classes
Spring '23
January 1
  • 2023 Application opens for Graduate Certificate and MSc Programs
January 11
  • Classes Resume

Year 1 Courses:

  • VCSP 6330 Fundamentals of Animal Behavior: January 11, 2022 – March 3, 2023
  • VCSP 6500 Applied Animal Welfare and Behavior: March 13 – May 5, 2023

 

Year 2 Courses:

  • VCSN 6590: Contemporary Issues in Animal Welfare: January 11 – March 3, 2023
  • VCSN 6520: Regulations and Animal Welfare: March 13 – May 5, 2023
  • Capstone Seminar: January 11 – May 5th, 2023
  • VCSN 6630: Professional Portfolio Development:  January 11 – May 5, 2023

    *Please refer to the program's policies and procedures for course withdrawal policies and drop deadlines

February 15Deadline to apply for May Graduation
(MSc students only)
March 7-11
  • Spring Break (no classes)
May 9
  • Spring Term Ends
May 15
  • University of Pennsylvania Commencement
July
  • Program Specific Graduation Celebrations
Dates are subject to change.

Any classes dropped within the drop period are deleted from the student’s record. Following the drop deadline, a withdrawal from the course is necessary and a ‘W’ is recorded on the transcript. Full financial obligation applies.

Office Hours

Current /Accepted Students: In addition to phone/email/Zoom correspondence, student office hours are held each Thursday from 12pm - 1pm  during the academic year – no appointment necessary. Please email onehealth@vet.upenn.edu for meeting information.  

Please refer to your Course syllabi for information on faculty office hours.