Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science, Minor in Wildlife Management

Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Minor in Wildlife Management
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 18
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 24
Degree Specific Requirements
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists3
or ENGL 3330 Intro to Technical Writing
AGRI 1309Computers in Agriculture (or approved substitute)3
or CSTE 1330 Introduction to Computers
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 14
or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1407Intro Organic and Biochemistry 14
or CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II
COMS 1361Public Speaking 23
or COMS 2382 Comm. for Bus. & Professions
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics3
Major: Foundation
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
4
ANSC 2360Animals and Society 33
ANSC 3363Anatomy & Physiology of the Domestic Animal3
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 3376Meat Science3
ANSC 4389Animal Reproduction3
ANSC 4394Animal Feeds And Feeding3
ANSC 4395Animal Breeding & Genetics3
PLSC 4383Range Management3
Major
AGRI 4120Professional Career Skills1
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
4
Select one from the following:3
Principles of Agri Economics
Agribusiness Financl Analysis
Major: Prescribed Electives
Select 18 hours from: ANSC or EQSC (9 hours must be advanced)18
Minor: Required
WMGT 2301Principles of Wildlife Mgmt3
WMGT 3301Wildlife Ranch Management3
Select 12 hours from the following (6 hours must be advanced):12
Game Animal Production
Habitat & Pond Management
Cervid Breeding and Production
Cervid Management
Cervid Fawn Care
Exotic Animal Production
Upland Game Bird Management
Special Topic
Total Hours120
1

CHEM 1406, CHEM 1407, CHEM 1411, and CHEM 1412 satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the Degree Specific Requirement.

2

 COMS 1361 or COMS 2382 satisfies three semester credit hours of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) and the Degree Specific Requirement.

3

 ANSC 2360 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) and the major.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

Students should use major elective hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area II3Component Area IV3
Component Area IX1AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4ANSC 236013
WMGT 23013CHEM 1406 or 141124
 14 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V3Component Area VI3
Component Area VI3Component Area VII3
ANSC 33633ANSC 33733
CHEM 1407 or 141224ANSC Elective (ANSC or EQSC)3
WMGT 33013COMS 1361 or 238233
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VII3ACOM 3360 or ENGL 33303
ANSC 33763AGBU 2317 or 23893
ANSC 43953ANSC 43893
ANSC Electives (ANSC or EQSC)6MATH 13423
 PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
4
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AGRI 41201ANSC Electives (ANSC or EQSC)6
ANSC Electives (ANSC or EQSC)3Minor Electives9
ANSC 43943 
Minor Elective3 
PLSC 43833 
 13 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

3

Satisfies three semester credit hours of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

Students should use major elective hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Animal Science, Minor in Wildlife Management is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Make livestock management decisions based on scientific, economic, and other applicable information.

  • Knowledgeable of each segment of the food animal and meat industry and make critical marketing decisions in each.

  • Understand nutrition as it applies to animal performance and be able to develop balanced rations to meet physiological and production needs.

  • Develop presentations and effectively communicate factual information, logically and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Understand anatomy, physiology, and functions of the major organs and systems of livestock.