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.

Concentration: Animal Industry

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Principles of Human Communication
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 23-4
or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
BIOL 111G
111GL
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements 4
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
or ANSC 308 Horse Evaluation
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
Internship1-3
Undergraduate Research Experience1-3
Animal Sciences Teaching/Extension Experience1-3
Concentration
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
Electives
Production Electives
Select 9 credits from production courses offered in the department9
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:3
Technology and Communication for Business Management3
Spreadsheet Applications in Food and Agriculture3
Equine Reproductive Management3
Environmental Physiology of Domestic Animals3
Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology3
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, MKTG numbered 300 & above that are not VWW courses
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total to 120 518-16
Total Credits120

Concentration: Science

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Principles of Human Communication
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 23-4
or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
BIOL 111G
111GL
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology (required for Concentration in Science)3
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements 4
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
or ANSC 308 Horse Evaluation
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
Internship1-3
Undergraduate Research Experience1-3
Animal Sciences Teaching/Extension Experience1-3
Concentration27-32
ANSC 305Principles of Genetics3
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
BCHE 341Survey of Biochemistry4
or BCHE 395 Biochemistry I
Choose one from the following:
Organic Chemistry4
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
8
Electives
Production Electives
Select two from the following:
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:
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4
Select one from the following:
Parasitology3
Environmental Physiology of Domestic Animals3
Ruminant Nutrition3
Basic Toxicology3
Toxicology I3
Or any 300 level or higher Biol not counting Biol 3053
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 54-0
Total Credits120-122