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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Animal Science

(120 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.

Academic Major
Courses Hours
Animal Science 1319, 2341 6
Animal Science 3332, 3342, 3443, 3449, 4181, 4342, 4343, 4344, 4345 27
Agriculture Department electives (advanced) 6
Major Support Courses
Courses Hours
Agricultural Economics 2317 3
Agriculture Department elective:
Agriculture Science and Leadership 2300, 2302, 3302,
Food Science 1329,
Range and Wildlife Management 2321, 2322
Animal Science 1309 or Business Computer Information Systems 1305 3
Biology 1306/1106, 1307/1107, 1308/1108, 1309/1109 4
Chemistry 1305/1105 or 1311/1111 4
Food Science 3446 4

General Studies 1181

Mathematics 1314, 1324, 1342 3
Range and Wildlife Management 3331, 3332 6
Core Curriculum
Courses Hours
Core Curriculum. Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core-curriculum requirements when options are available. 42
Courses Hours
Electives 23

Minors for Students Majoring in Animal Science

Students may select a minor from any of those listed in the catalog. If a minor is selected, students must take 18 SCH in their minor with at least six of those hours at an advanced level. Students desiring a multiple area minor must have nine SCH in each area with at least six of those hours in each area at an advanced level. Students must be counseled by the Department of Agriculture on Minor options.