Animal Science B.A./B.S.

The purpose of the Animal Science program is to prepare students for careers in positions such as ranch management, county extension agents, technical and sales representatives with agricultural businesses such as feed and pharmaceutical companies, agricultural civil service, regulatory agencies, technical consultants, and laboratory technicians. A graduate with this major should possess competencies in animal reproductive physiology and genetics, animal nutrition, animal health management, production, utilization, and marketing of animal products, and business management.

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
AG 1131Intro To Agriculture1
AG 300Professional Agricultural Communications1
AG 400Seminar1
ANS 1319Introduction to Animal Science3
ANS 1119Introduction to Animal Science Laboratory1
ANS 307Animal Feeds and Feeding3
ANS 308Animal Nutrition3
ANS 309Animal Breeding3
ANS 310Animal Genetics3
ANS 311Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals3
ANS 319Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals3
ANS 419Diseases and Parasites of Livestock3
ANS Management Courses: select 2 of the following6
Dairy Cattle Management
Artificial Breeding of Domestic Animals
Livestock Management Techniques
Sheep and Goat Management
Beef Cattle Management
Swine Management
Companion Animal Management
Electives +12
Choose from any of the options listed below
Any course with ANS or AG prefix including AG 405 and/or EQSC 441
Required support courses (with a minimum grade of D) *
AEC 2317Agricultural Economics3
FDSC 1329Principles of Food Science3
or FDSC 318 Meat Technology
AEC 380Agricultural Statistics3
or MATH 453 Essentials of Statistics
BSC 1406Introductory Biology I4
BIOL 2420General Microbiology3
or BSC 1413 Zoology
or PLS 2313 Economic Entomology
or AG 335 Wildlife Management I
or AG 336 Wildlife Management II
CHEM 1307
CHEM 1107
Survey of Organic and Biochemistry
and Experimental Survey of Organic and Biochemistry: Laboratory Section
4
CHEM 1311
CHEM 1111
CHEM 101
General and Quantitative Chemistry I
and General and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory I
and General Chemistry Tutorial I
5
PLS 1307
PLS 1107
Introduction to Plant Science
and Introduction to Plant Science Lab
4
PLS Elective3
Choose any PLS course
Total Hours120

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses in this Major with the exception of the Support Course a grade of “D” is acceptable.