Animal Science (Science) - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

The science concentration provides you with a strong background in technical science and prepares you for advanced studies leading to graduate or professional degrees.

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: Communications
English Composition - Level 1 14
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 23-4
or MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
BIOL 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
CHEM 1215GGeneral Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Choose one from the following:3
Survey of Economics3
Macroeconomic Principles3
Principles of Microeconomics 3
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory (required for science option)
4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements 4
ANSC 1110Animal Science Careers1
ANSC 1120Introduction to Animal Science3
or ANSC 1120H Introduction to Animal Science Honors
ANSC 1120LIntroduction to Animal Science Lab1
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
Introduction to Rangeland Management3
Introduction to Dairy Science3
Introductory Horse Science3
Companion Animal 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
ANSC 305Principles of Genetics3
CHEM 1225GGeneral Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
BCHE 395Biochemistry I3
or BCHE 341 Survey of Biochemistry
Choose one Chemistry requirement from the following to complete the Chemistry requirement:4-8
If the CHEM 313 set is selected all three courses must be completed
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Students pursuing vet school or grad school must take CHEM 313, 314, 315)
8
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
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
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
4
Select one from the following:3
Parasitology3
Environmental Physiology of Domestic Animals3
Ruminant Nutrition3
General Microbiology3
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 59-14
Total Credits120
1

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

2

MATH 1220G College Algebra or MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1220G or MATH 1511G first.

3

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses

4

Required of Industry and Science Options

5

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
MATH 1220G
College Algebra 1
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
3
ANSC 1120
Introduction to Animal Science
or Introduction to Animal Science Honors
3
ANSC 1120L Introduction to Animal Science Lab 1
ACES 1120 Freshman Orientation 1
Choose from one of the following AG Elective Options: 3
Introduction to Rangeland Management
Introductory Horse Science
Companion Animal in Society
 Credits15
Semester 2
ACOM 1130G
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture 1
or Introduction to Communication
3
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
CHEM 1121 General Supplemental Instruction I 1
ANSC 1110 Animal Science Careers 1
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Semester 1
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 1 3
BIOL 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
CHEM 1122 General Supplemental Instruction II 1
ANSC 304 Feeds and Feeding 1 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
A ST 311 Statistical Applications 3
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 3
Survey of Economics
Macroeconomic Principles
Principles of Microeconomics
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
Choose from one of the following AG Elective Options: 3
Introduction to Meat Science
Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Internship
Undergraduate Research Experience
Animal Sciences Teaching/Extension Experience
 Credits16
Third Year
Semester 1
ANSC 370 Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals (Fall Only) 1 4
Choose from one of the following: 4
Livestock, Meat and Wool Evaluation (Fall Only)
Horse Evaluation (Spring Only)
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
CHEM 303 Organic Supplemental Instruction I 1
ANSC 305 Principles of Genetics 1 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
ANSC 421 Physiology of Reproduction (Spring Only) 1 4
CHEM 314
CHEM 315
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
5
CHEM 304 Organic Supplemental Instruction II 1
Choose from one of the following: 4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 1
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab 1
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab 1
Elective Course 1
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
ANSC 422 Animal Nutrition 1 3
ANSC 423 Animal Breeding 1 3
ANSC 402
Animal Science Seminar
or Animal Science Seminar
or Seminar
1
Choose from one of the following: 3
Parasitology
Environmental Physiology of Domestic Animals
Ruminant Nutrition
Basic Toxicology
Toxicology I
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 2
 Credits15
Semester 2
BCHE 395
Biochemistry I 1
or Survey of Biochemistry
3
Choose any two from the following courses: 6
Swine Production
Horse Science and Management
Beef Production: Cow-Calf Management
Dairy Production
Sheep and Wool Production
Beef Production: Feedlot Management
Advanced Dairy Herd Management
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
Elective Course 2
 Credits14
 Total Credits120
1

These courses have prerequisites and it is the students responsibility to check and fulfill all course prerequisites listed for these courses.

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.