Animal Sciences: Companion & Equine Science, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Animal Sciences, Companion & Equine Science Concentration

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department faculty: Animal Sciences Faculty

overview of college admissions & requirements: Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

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The companion animal and equine science concentration is designed for students intending to pursue a career in those industries generally not associated with traditional meat animal or dairy production. Students will take courses that prepare them for careers in specialized fields of animal care, animal health and animal well-being associated with zoos, kennels, research laboratories, and the racing industry.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Animal Sciences, Companion & Equine Science Concentration

Prescribed Courses including Campus General Education

Composition I and Speech
RHET 105Writing and Research (or equivalent) (see college Composition I requirement)4
CMN 101Public Speaking3
Advanced Composition
Select from campus approved list.3-4
Cultural Studies
Select one course from Western culture, one from non-Western culture, and one from U.S. minority culture from campus approved lists.9
Foreign Language
Coursework at or above the third level is required for graduation.
Quantitative Reasoning I
Select one of the following:4-5
Calculus I
Calculus for Business I
Quantitative Reasoning II
Select one of the following:3-4
Applied Statistical Methods
Intro to Applied Statistics
Economic Statistics I
Intro to Statistics
Intro to Social Statistics
Natural Sciences and Technology
CHEM 102
CHEM 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 104
CHEM 105
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab II
MCB 100
MCB 101
Introductory Microbiology
and Intro Microbiology Laboratory
Humanities and the Arts
Courses selected from campus approved list 6
Social Sciences
ECON 102Microeconomic Principles3
or ACE 100 Introduction to Applied Microeconomics
Additional social or behavioral science course; cannot be an economics course.3-4
ACES Required
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES2
Animal Sciences Required
ANSC 100Intro to Animal Sciences4
ANSC 101Contemporary Animal Issues3
ANSC 103Working With Farm Animals2
ANSC 221Cells, Metabolism and Genetics3
ANSC 222Anatomy and Physiology3
ANSC 223Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 224Animal Reproduction and Growth4
ANSC 298Animal Science Careers and Professional Development1
ANSC 398UG Experiential Learning 11
ANSC 498Integrating Animal Sciences2

  ANSC 398 only fulfills the degree requirement when taken for a standard letter grade.

Companion Animal and Equine Science Concentration Required
Choose one group: 16
Companion Animals in Society
and Companion Animal Management
Horse Management
and Equine Science
Select two of the following Applied Sciences courses: 16
Principles of Dairy Production
Intro Dairy Cattle Evaluation
World Animal Resources
Horse Management 1
Breeding Animal Evaluation
Introduction to Animal Evaluation
Meat Technology
Companion Animals in Society 1
Food Animal Production, Management, and Evaluation
Human Animal Interactions
Equine Science
Companion Animal Management 1
Meat Production and Marketing
Meat Selection and Grading
Advanced Livestock Evaluation
Horse Appraisal
Adv Dairy Cattle Evaluation
Livestock Feeds and Feeding
Technology and Management: The Basics
Companion Animal Policy
Dairy Herd Management
Beef Production
Sheep and Goat Production
Pork Production
Poultry Science
Advanced Dairy Management
Animal Shelter Management
Pet Food & Feed Manufacturing
Milk Quality and Udder Health
Adv Reproductive Management
ANSC Leaders & Entrepreneurs
Select two of the following Basic Sciences courses:6
Epidemics and Infectious Diseases
Biology of Reproduction
Cellular Metabolism in Animals
Behavior of Domestic Animals
Animal Behavior
Zoo Animal Conservation Sci
Meat Science
Ruminant Nutrition
Minerals and Vitamins
Companion Animal Nutrition
Advanced Reproductive Biology
Lactation Biology
Applied Statistical Methods I
Human Genetics
Applied Animal Genetics
Statistical Methods
Population Genetics
Advanced Genetics and Genomics
Math Modeling in Life Sciences
Biological Modeling
Comparative Immunobiology
Microbes and the Anim Indust
Animal Growth and Development
Stem Cell Biology
The Secret Life of Animals: How Technology Can Help You Observe It and Take Action
Applied Animal Ecology
Muscle Biology
Protein and Energy Nutrition
Regulation of Metabolism
Advanced Ruminant Nutrition
Techniques in Animal Nutrition
Nonruminant Nutrition Concepts
Topics in Nutrition Research
Adv Companion Animal Nutrition
Repro Physiology Lab Methods
Regression Analysis
Applied Bioinformatics
Statistical Genomics
Immunobiological Methods
Animal Stress Physiology
Additional elective courses must be completed to yield at least 126 total Hours for graduation.25-29
Total Hours126

 ANSC 206, 250, 306 and 307 may NOT be used to meet more than one requirement.