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Department of Agriculture
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Animal Science Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science

(Animal Science major – 120 semester credit hours)

This degree is designed to meet the needs of individual students desiring a program of study in all aspects of the livestock industries, including commercial production and management, animal feeding, health, nutrition, reproductive physiology, genetics, range and wildlife, and live animal evaluation, as well as other areas of the livestock, range and wildlife industries. In addition, students are involved in ongoing faculty research and livestock production practices that prepare graduates for careers in animal science production and business areas. This program is designed to meet the needs of individual students desiring an animal science degree along with a choice of minor between range and wildlife management, food science, biology, chemistry, mass media, communication, criminal justice, or any area of business.

Academic Major
  Hours
Animal Science 1341, 2341 6
Animal Science 3332, 3342, 3449, 3443, 4181, 4342,
4343, 4344 and 4345
27
Other Requirements
  Hours
Agricultural Economics 1331 3
Agriculture or Food Science elective 3
Animal Science 1351 or Business Computer Information Systems 1305 3
Biology 1410, 1481, 1482 4
Chemistry 1401 or 1411, 2153, 2353, 3331 11
Communication 2301 3
Creative Arts:
Art 1301, 1302, 2301, 2302, Honors 2302, Music 1341, 1342, 1351, 1376, Theatre 1311
3
English 1301, 1302 6
Food Science 4446 4
General Studies 1181 1
History 1301, 1302 6
Language, Philosophy, and Culture: 
Culture Competence 2323, English 2323, 2324, 2325, 2328, 2329, Philosophy 2301, 2311
3
Mathematics 1302, 1324, 1333 3
Political Science 2301, 2302 6
Range and Wildlife Management 3331 and 3332 6
Minor 18
Electives 4

The natural science requirement for a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science will be met by completing four hours of biology and chemistry 1401 or 1411, 2153, 2353, and 3331.

The above plan meets all core curriculum and general Bachelor of Science degree requirements. This degree requires a minimum of 120 hours with a maximum of 42 advanced hours.