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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)

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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, 2241 5
Animal Science 3332, 3342, 3349, 3443, 4181, 4342,
4343, 4344 and 4345
26
Other Requirements
  Hours
Animal Science 1351, Business Computer Information Systems 1305, or Computer Science 1301, 1341 or 1361 3
Biology 1410, 1480, 2401, 2402 4
Chemistry 1301,1101, 2153, 2353, and 3331 11
Communications 2301 3
English 1301 3
English 1302 or Honors 1302 3
English sophomore literature: 2323, 2324, 2325, 2329 or Honors 2301 3
Food Science 4446 4
Political Science 2301 and 2301 6
History 1301 and 1302 6
Mathematics 1302 or 1324 3
Social Science:  Agricultural Economics 1331, Economics 2300, 2301, 2302, Geography 2301, Psychology 1303, 2301 or Sociology 1303, 2301, 2307 3
Visual and Performing Arts:  Art 1301, 1302, 1305, 2301, 2302,
Theatre 1311, 1351, Music 1310, 1341, 1342, 1351, 1361, 1375, 1376 or Honors 2302
3
Agriculture, agronomy, animal science, food science or range and wildlife management electives 3
Range and Wildlife Management 3331 and 3332 6
Minor 18
Electives 7

The natural science requirement for a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science will be met by completing four hours of biology and chemistry 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 minimum of 42 advanced hours.