Animal Science - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

The animal industry option includes courses that prepare you for work in many phases of the livestock industry, such as livestock production on farms and ranches, the meat industry, the feed industry, livestock breed associations, and livestock publications. The science option provides you with a strong background in technical science and prepares you for advanced studies leading to graduate or professional degrees.


Animal Science Core Requirements 1
ANSC 100Introductory Animal Science (or)3
or ANSC 100 H Introductory Animal Science
ANSC 100 LIntroductory Animal Science Laboratory1
ANSC 220Animal Science Career Development1
ANSC 303Livestock, Meat and Wool Evaluation4
ANSC 304Feeds and Feeding3
ANSC 370Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals4
ANSC/RGSC 402Animal Science Seminar (or)1
or ANSC 402 H Animal Science Seminar
ANSC 421Physiology of Reproduction4
ANSC 422Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 423Animal Breeding3
Ag Electives: choose a total of 6 credit with no more than 3 credits in ANSC Experience6
Rangeland Resource Management3
Introductory Horse Science3
Companion Animals in Society3
Introduction to Meat Science3
Animal and Carcass Evaluation3
ANSC Experience
Undergraduate Research Experience1-3
Animal Sciences Teaching/Extension Experience1-3
Other Required Courses
AXED 201GEffective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
BIOL 111GNatural History of Life3
BIOL 111GLNatural History of Life Laboratory1
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
MATH 121GCollege Algebra3
or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Select one from the following options:31-36
Total Credits84-89

Required of Industry and Science Options

Concentration: Animal Industry

Required Courses
AG E 260Introduction to Food and Agribusiness Accounting3
or ANSC 325 Food and Agribusiness Finance and Planning
ANSC 200Introduction to Meat Animal Production3
ANSC 201Introduction to Genetics for Animal Production3
or ANSC 305 Principles of Genetics
ANSC 261Introduction to Animal Metabolism3
Production Electives
Select 9 credits from production courses offered in the department.9
Swine Production3
Horse Science and Management3
Beef Production: Cow-Calf Management3
Dairy Production3
Sheep and Wool Production3
Beef Production: Feedlot Management3
Advanced Dairy Herd Management3
Ranch Management Electives
Select 3 courses from the following:9
Equine Reproductive Management3
Environmental Physiology of Domestic Animals3
Rangeland Plants3
Watershed Management3
Rangeland Restoration Ecology3
Livestock Behavior, Welfare and Handling3
Business Electives
Select one from the following:3
Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
Marketing and Food Agricultural Products3
Case Studies in Food and Agribusiness Management3
Small Business Management3
Personal Selling3
Or any ACCT, BUSA, MGT, MKTF numbered 300 & above that are NOT VWW courses
Total Credits33

Concentration: Science

Required Courses
ANSC 305Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology3
BIOL 211GLCellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory1
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
CHEM 211Organic Chemistry4-8
or CHEM 313
CHEM 314
CHEM 315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
BCHE 341Survey of Biochemistry3-4
or BCHE 395 Biochemistry I
Production Electives
Select two from the following:6
Swine Production3
Horse Science and Management3
Beef Production: Cow-Calf Management3
Dairy Production3
Sheep and Wool Production3
Beef Production: Feedlot Management3
Advanced Dairy Herd Management3
Designated Electives
Select one from the following:4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
Select one from the following:3
Environmental Physiology of Domestic Animals3
Ruminant Nutrition3
Basic Toxicology3
Toxicology I3
Total Credits31-36