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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

MAJOR: Animal Science

The animal industry option includes courses that prepare you for work in many phases of the livestock industry, such as livestock production on farms and ranches, the meat industry, the feed industry, livestock breed associations, and livestock publications. The science option provides you with a strong background in technical science and prepares you for advanced studies leading to graduate or professional degrees. In addition to the background in livestock, students may also choose an emphasis equine science or companion animal management.

Requirements

Animal Science Core Requirements

Required of Industry and Science options

A ST 311Statistical Applications

3 cr.

ANSC 100Introductory Animal Science

3 cr.

ANSC 100 LIntroductory Animal Science Laboratory

1 cr. (2P)

ANSC 220Animal Science Career Development

1 cr.

ANSC 303Livestock, Meat and Wool Evaluation

4 cr. (3+2P)

ANSC 304Feeds and Feeding

3 cr. (2+2P)

ANSC 370Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals

4 cr. (3+2P)

ANSC 402Animal Science Seminar

1 cr.

ANSC 421Physiology of Reproduction

4 cr. (3+2P)

ANSC 422Animal Nutrition

3 cr.

ANSC 423Animal Breeding

3 cr. (2+2P)

 

AXED 201GEffective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations

3 cr. (2+2P)

or

COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication

3 cr.

 

BIOL 111GNatural History of Life

3 cr.

BIOL 111GLNatural History of Life Laboratory

1 cr. (3P)

 

CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I

4 cr. (3+3P)

 

MATH 121GCollege Algebra

3 cr.

or

MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I

4 cr.

RGSC 294Rangeland Resource Management

3 cr.

One course from the following:

ECON 201GIntroduction to Economics

3 cr.

ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics

3 cr.

ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics

3 cr.

OPTION: Industry

Required Courses

AG E 260Farm and Ranch Records

3 cr.

or

ANSC 325Mastering Financial Agricultural Statements

3 cr.

 

ANSC 200Introduction to Meat Animal Production

3 cr. (2+2P)

 

ANSC 201Introduction to Genetics for Animal Production

3 cr.

or

ANSC 305Principles of Genetics

3 cr.

 

ANSC 261Introduction to Animal Metabolism

3 cr.

Meat science electives (two courses)

ANSC 262Introduction to Meat Science

3 cr. (2+3P)

ANSC 301Animal and Carcass Evaluation

3 cr. (2+2P)

ANSC 363Meat Technology

3 cr.

Production electives (three courses)

Any three production courses offered in the department.

9 cr.

Plant science electives (one course)

RGSC 318Watershed Management

3 cr. (2+2P)

RGSC 325Rangeland Restoration Ecology

3 cr.

RGSC 357Grass Taxonomy and Identification

3 cr. (1+4P)

RGSC 440Rangeland Resource Ecology

3 cr.

SOIL 252Soils

3 cr.

Business electives (one course)

ACCT 222Management Accounting

3 cr.

AG E 305Marketing and Pricing Agricultural Products

3 cr.

AG E 440Ranch Economics

3 cr.

FIN 303VPersonal Financial Planning and Investing in a Global Economy

3 cr.

MGT 315VHuman Relations in Organizations

3 cr.

OPTION: Science

Required Courses

ANSC 305Principles of Genetics

3 cr.

BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology

3 cr.

BIOL 211GLCellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory

1 cr. (3P)

CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II

4 cr. (3+3P)

 

CHEM 211Organic Chemistry

4 cr. (3+3P)

or

CHEM 313Organic Chemistry I

3 cr.

 

CHEM 314Organic Chemistry II

3 cr.

CHEM 315Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 cr. (6P)

BCHE 341Survey of Biochemistry

4 cr. (3+3P)

Meat science electives (one course)

ANSC 262Introduction to Meat Science

3 cr. (2+3P)

ANSC 301Animal and Carcass Evaluation

3 cr. (2+2P)

ANSC 363Meat Technology

3 cr.

Designated electives (one course)

MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I

4 cr.

MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II

4 cr.

 

PHYS 211GGeneral Physics I

3 cr.

and

PHYS 211GLGeneral Physics I Laboratory

1 cr.

 

PHYS 212GGeneral Physics II

3 cr.

and

PHYS 212GLGeneral Physics II Laboratory

1 cr.

Designated electives (one course)

ANSC 462Parasitology

3 cr.

ANSC 480Environmental Physiology of Domestic Animals

3 cr.

ANSC 484Ruminant Nutrition

3 cr.

TOX 361Basic Toxicology

3 cr.

TOX 461Toxicology I

3 cr.

Credits sufficient to bring total to 128.

EMPHASIS BLOCK: Companion Animal

Required Electives

ANSC 112Companion Animals in Society

3 cr.

ANSC 285Companion Animal Management

3 cr.

ANSC 311Companion Animal Behavior and Training

3 cr.

ANSC 312VCompanion Animals and Human-Animal Interaction

3 cr.

ANSC 390Internship

1-3 cr.

ANSC 412Companion Animal Health and Diseases

3 cr.

EMPHASIS BLOCK: Equine

Required Electives

ANSC 103Introductory Horse Science

3 cr. (2+2P)

ANSC 288Horse Fitting and Selling

3 cr.

ANSC 289Management of Equine Operations

3 cr.

and either

ANSC 383Equine Reproductive Management

3 cr. (1+4P)

or

ANSC 488Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

3 cr. (2+2P)