Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
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) 33
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 44
Degree Specific Requirements
ANSC 2360Animals and Society 33
COMS 2382Comm. for Bus. & Professions 43
or COMS 1361 Public Speaking
ENGL 3330Intro to Technical Writing3
or ACOM 3360 Communication Skills for Agriculturists
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry 13
STAT 3379Statistical Methds in Practice3
Major Core
AGRI 4120Professional Career Skills1
Select one from the following:3
Agricultural Biosecurity
Animal Diseases & Public Hlth
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
ANSC 2330Companion Animal Science3
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 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 4383 Range Management
BIOL 1411General Botany 24
BIOL 1413General Zoology 24
BIOL 2440Introductory Cell Biology4
BIOL 3450Introductory Genetics4
BIOL 3470General Microbiology4
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I 44
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II 44
CHEM 2323
CHEM 2123
Organic Chemistry I: Lecture
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 2325
CHEM 2125
Organic Chemistry II: Lecture
and Organic Chemistry II: Lab
CHEM 3438Biochemistry I4
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
and General Physics Laboratory I
PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
Gen Phy-Snd,Lght, Elec, & Mag
and General Physics Laboratory II
Total Hours120
First Year
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4Component Area IV3
BIOL 141114ANSC 23303
CHEM 141114BIOL 14134
MATH 131623ENGL 130133
 CHEM 14124
 15 17
Second Year
ANSC 33633ANSC 236053
BIOL 24404ANSC 33733
CHEM 2323
CHEM 2123
4CHEM 2325
CHEM 2125
ENGL 130233COMS 2382 or 136163
HIST 130143HIST 130243
 17 16
Third Year
ANSC 33763ANSC 43893
BIOL 34504BIOL 34704
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
4PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
POLS 230573POLS 230673
 14 14
Fourth Year
Component Area IX1ANSC 43953
Component Area V3ANSC 4398 or AGRI 43503
AGRI 41201CHEM 34384
ANSC 43943PLSC 4370 or 43833
ENGL 3330 or ACOM 33603 
STAT 33793 
 14 13
Total Hours: 120

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, Pre-Veterinary Medicine is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Ability to 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.

  • Able to develop presentations and effectively communicate factual information, logically and concisely, in both oral and written form.

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