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Animal Science B.A./B.S.

The department also offers the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Animal Science. The purpose of this degree 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 100Intro To Agriculture1
AG 300Professional Agricultural Communications1
AG 392GLB/Appld Ethics US World Ag3
AG 400Seminar1
ANS 1319Introduction to Animal Science3
ANS 1119Introduction to Animal Science Laboratory1
ANS 307Animal Feeds and Feeding3
ANS 308Animal Nutrition3
ANS 310Genetics of Livestock Improvement3
ANS 311Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals3
ANS 317Livestock Management Techniques3
ANS 319Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals3
or ANS 419 Diseases and Parasites of Livestock
Plus 6 sh AnS Mgt electives from the following:6
Artificial Breeding of Domestic Animals
Sheep and Goat Management
Beef Cattle Management
Swine Management
Companion Animal Management
Stable Management
Required support courses (with a minimum grade of D) *
Agricultural Economics
AEC 380Agricultural Statistics3
or ECO 302 Business and Economic Statistics
or BSC 412 Quantitative Biology
or MATH 453 Essentials of Statistics
BSC 254General Microbiology3-4
or PLS 253 Economic Entomology
BSC 1413US-Zoology4
CHEM 101General Chemistry Tutorial I1
CHEM 102General Chemistry Tutorial II1
CHEM 1307
CHEM 1107
Survey of Organic and Biochemistry
and Experimental Survey of Organic and Biochemistry: Laboratory Section
General and Quantitative Chemistry I
General and Quantitative Chemistry I
and General and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory I
General and Quantitative Chemistry II
General and Quantitative Chemistry II
and General and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory II
PLS 309Soil Science3
PLS 329Soil Science Laboratory1
Select one of the following sequences.
PLS 1307
PLS 1107
Introduction to Plant Science
and Introduction to Plant Science Lab
PLS 1315
PLS 1115
Introduction to Horticulture
and Introduction to Horticulture Laboratory
PLS 326Forage and Pasture Crops3
Electives Required
Electives required to meet minimum program hours13
Total Hours120-121

These courses may be counted toward a minor.


Students intending to pursue a graduate degree or enter veterinary school should select

 CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry I and CHEM 2123 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I  as well as   CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II and CHEM 2125 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II as their organic sequence.