Computer Science & Animal Sciences, BS & Animal Science, MANSC

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Animal Sciences and the Master of Animal Sciences in Animal Science

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

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Please see the Computer Science advisor in 1210 Siebel Center, as well as the Animal Sciences Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator, Dr. David Miller, 116 Animal Sciences Lab.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Animal Sciences and the Master of Animal Sciences in Animal Science

The joint BS (CS+ANSC)/MANSC program integrates a baccalaureate degree (BS) preparation in Computer Sciences and Animal Sciences (CS+ANSC) with a non-thesis Master of Animal Sciences (MANSC) preparation. Students enrolled in the BS (CS+ANSC) program that have completed at least 60 credit hours of degree requirements and that have a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply and be admitted to this program. Students that have a GPA above 2.75 may be admitted on probationary status.

The Department of Animal Sciences will support the application to the MANSC program of the students in this joint program that have completed the required 126 credit hours towards a BS (CS+ANSC) degree (including 40 hours of 300- or 400- level courses) and that have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Up to 12 graduate-level (400- or 500-level) credit hours from the BS program will count towards the 32 credit-hour requirement of the MANSC program.

for the Degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science & Animal Sciences 

Composition and Speech (choose 1 from):6-7
Writing and Research
and Public Speaking
Oral & Written Comm I
and Oral & Written Comm II
Advanced Composition (students select from Gen Ed List)3-4
Cultural Studies
Western Culture (students select from Gen Ed List)
Non-Western Culture (students select from Gen Ed List)
US Minority Culture (students select from Gen Ed List)
Language other than English (at or above 3rd level)
Natural Sciences and Technology8
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab II
Humanities and the Arts (students select from Gen Ed List)6
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-7
Microeconomic Principles
Introduction to Applied Microeconomics
Students choice from Gen Ed List
Mathematical Foundations (fulfills Quantitative Reasoning I & II)
Probability & Statistics for Computer Science
Calculus I
Introductory Matrix Theory
Calculus II
Computer Sciences Core
Freshman Orientation
Introduction to Computer Science
Software Design Studio
Discrete Structures
Data Structures
Introduction to Algorithms & Models of Computation
Numerical Methods I
Programming Languages & Compilers
Computer Science Technical Track (two options)
Computer Architecture
and System Programming
Introduction to Computer Systems
& Two CS 400
Any two (2) 400-level CS courses except CS 491
Animal Sciences Core
Intro to Animal Sciences
Cells, Metabolism and Genetics
Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Nutrition
Animal Reproduction and Growth
UG Experiential Learning
Integrating Animal Sciences
Applied Animal Sciences Courses (choose 3)9
Principles of Dairy Production
Intro Dairy Cattle Evaluation
World Animal Resources
Horse Management
Breeding Animal Evaluation
Meat Technology
Companion Animals in Society
Food Animal Production, Management, and Evaluation
Human Animal Interactions
Companion Animal Management
Meat Production and Marketing
Meat Selection and Grading
Advanced Livestock Evaluation
Horse Appraisal
Adv Dairy Cattle Evaluation
Livestock Feeds and Feeding
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
Basic Animal Sciences Courses (choose 3)9
Epidemics and Infectious Diseases
Equine Science
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
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
Total Hours126

Other Requirements

The required 126 hours must include a minimum of 40 hours of 300- and 400-level courses.

For the Degree of Master of Science in Animal Sciences Major in Animal Sciences

ANSC 590Animal Sciences Seminar 12
or ANSC 591 Grad Bioinformatics Seminar
ANSC 440Applied Statistical Methods I 13-4
or ANSC 445 Statistical Methods
or ANSC 448 Math Modeling in Life Sciences
or ANSC 449 Biological Modeling
Elective 400- or 500-level ANSC courses(excludes ANSC 590, ANSC 591, ANSC 593) 218 to 19
ANSC 593Res Studies in Animal Sciences 38
Total Hours32

Other Requirements

Other Requirements and conditions may overlap
Minimum Hours Overall Required Within the Unit: 12
A maximum of 12 graduate-level credit hours from the B.S. degree will count towards the MANSC degree
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 3.0