Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Minor in Conservation Biology

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The animal science major with conservation biology option is an excellent choice for those students wanting to enter agricultural and wildlife resource management careers or for those interested in graduate school in wildlife sciences. Students selecting this degree should indicate Animal Science as their major and WECO as their minor.

Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Minor in Conservation Biology
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
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)4
Degree Specific Requirements
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists3
or ENGL 3330 Intro To Technical Writing
COMS 1361Public Speaking3
or COMS 2382 Comm. for Bus. & Professions
AGRI 1309Computers in Agriculture (or approved substitute)3
or CSTE 1330 Introduction To Computers
MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
or STAT 1369 Elementary Statistics
Major Core
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 3363Anatomy & Physiology of the Domestic Animal3
ANSC 3376Meat Science3
ANSC 4389Animal Reproduction3
ANSC 4394Animal Feeds And Feeding3
ANSC 4395Animal Breeding & Genetics3
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
PLSC 4383Range Management3
AGRI 1131Intro To Pro Leadership Skills1
Select one from the following:3
Principles Of Agri Economics
Agribusiness Financl Analysis
WMGT 3381Game Animal Production3
AGRI 4120Professional Career Skills1
Animal Science Electives 1
Select 11 hours from: ANSC, EQSC or WMGT11
BIOL 1411General Botany 24
BIOL 1413General Zoology 24
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I 24
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II 24
BIOL 3409General Ecology4
BIOL 3461Fish Wildlife Recreation Mngt4
BIOL 3364Plant Taxonomy3
Select one from the following:3
Aquatic Biology
Vertebrate Natural History
Animal Behavior
Total Hours120

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


BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413, CHEM 1411, and CHEM 1412 satisfy the requirement for Component Area III and the minor requirement.

First Year
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303
AGRI 11311CHEM 141114
BIOL 141114MATH 1369 or STAT 13693
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area II3Component Area IV3
Component Area IX1 
 16 16
Second Year
ANSC 33633ANSC 33733
Component Area V3Component Area VI3
Component Area VI3COMS 1361 or 238223
BIOL 14134Component Area VII3
CHEM 14124Component Area VIII3
 17 15
Third Year
ANSC 33763ANSC 43893
ANSC 43953AGBU 2317 or 23893
ANSC Elective (ANSC, EQSC, WMGT)3ACOM 3360 or ENGL 33303
Component Area VII3PLSC 43833
 WMGT 33813
 12 15
Fourth Year
ANSC 43943ANSC Elective (ANSC, EQSC, WMGT)2
ANSC Elective (ANSC, EQSC, WMGT)6BIOL 34614
AGRI 41201BIOL 33643
BIOL 34094BIOL 4330, 4430, or 44703
PLSC 43703 
 17 12
Total Hours: 120

 Satisfies Component Area III.


 Satisfies Component Area IX.