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Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Sciences, Animal Science Option, B.S.

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The curriculum in animal science provides students with basic knowledge of the science of farm animals. The production of animals and poultry is central to the animal science discipline. Essential to this science is the knowledge of nutrition, physiology, breeding, management, and control of diseases and parasites of livestock. Courses in these subjects are fundamental to the animal science curriculum and point students toward careers in the poultry industries and animal related agricultural and government agencies.


  1. To provide students with the basic knowledge of animal and poultry production
  2. To provide students with knowledge and skills needed to secure employment with various animal-related industries as well as agriculture-related government agencies
  3. To prepare students for graduate study in animal science
  4. To prepare students for careers in animal science

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Total Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Total Hours: 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 12

Spring Semester

Total Hours: 14

Total Hours: 120

Note: For students interested in veterinary medicine, Physics II, Organic Chemistry II, Biochemistry, General Microbiology and one higher level course in Mathematics are required.

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