Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science

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The major emphasis in Animal Science prepares students for careers in the livestock and equine production and support industries. Scientific principles, management, production technologies, and skills are covered in appropriate courses. The University maintains herds and flocks for teaching and research. Students may complete pre-veterinary medicine, equine science, wildlife management and conservation biology requirements under the Animal Science program. Graduates can expect to qualify for positions in sales and service, inspection, regulation, research/teaching, breed associations, extension, or management in an animal, equine and/or wildlife management industry.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science
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
MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
or STAT 1369 Elementary Statistics
AGRI 1309Computers in Agriculture (or approved substitute)3
or CSTE 1330 Introduction To Computers
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists3
or ENGL 3330 Intro To Technical Writing
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
Major Core
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
ANSC 2360Animals And Society 33
ANSC 3363Anatomy & Physiology of the Domestic Animal3
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 3376Meat Science3
ANSC 4395Animal Breeding & Genetics3
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 4383 Range Management
ANSC 4389Animal Reproduction3
ANSC 4394Animal Feeds And Feeding3
Additional Major Courses
AGRI 1131Intro To Pro Leadership Skills1
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
AGRI 4120Professional Career Skills1
Animal Science Electives
Select 17 hours (9 hours must be advanced) from: ANSC, EQSC or WMGT Electives17
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Principles Of Agri Economics
Agribusiness Financl Analysis
Minor (Advanced)12
Total Hours120

CHEM 1406, CHEM 1411CHEM 1407 and CHEM 1412 satisfy the requirements for Component Area III and the degree specific requirement.


COMS 1361 and COMS 2382 satisfies three hours of Component Area IX and degree specific area.


 ANSC 2360  satisfies Component Area VIII and degree specific area.

Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

First Year
AGRI 11311ANSC 236013
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303
Component Area I3CHEM 1406 or 141124
Component Area II3Component Area I3
Component Area IX1Component Area IV3
Courses to satisfy minor3 
 15 16
Second Year
ANSC 33633ANSC 33733
CHEM 1407 or 141224Component Area VI3
Component Area V3Component Area VII3
Component Area VI3COMS 1361 or 238233
Courses to satisfy minor3ANSC Electives (ANSC, EQSC, WMGT)3
 16 15
Third Year
ANSC 33763ANSC 43893
ANSC 43953ACOM 3360 or ENGL 33303
ANSC Elective (ANSC, EQSC, WMGT)3AGBU 2317 or 23893
Component Area VII3PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
 MATH 1369 or STAT 13693
 12 16
Fourth Year
ANSC 43943ANSC Electives (ANSC, EQSC, WMGT)5
ANSC Electives (ANSC, EQSC, WMGT)6Courses to satisfy minor (advanced)9
PLSC 4370 or 43833 
AGRI 41201 
Courses to satisfy minor (advanced)3 
 16 14
Total Hours: 120

 Satisfies Component Area VIII.


 Satisfies Component Area III.


 Satisfies three hours of Component Area IX.