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Animal Science


The Animal Science concentration prepares students for career opportunities as herd managers, managers of livestock enterprises, field representatives of livestock enterprises, livestock buyers, or related meat industry positions. Students often complement this concentration with a minor in Biology.

Course Descriptions


8-Semester Plans are provided by programs to assist students in planning which courses to take during each of their eight semesters of college.


Note: The most up-to-date curriculum is available via the current catalog.

A total of 48 hours is required.


AG132 Principles of Crop and Animal Science Production I (4)
AG133 Principles of Crop and Animal Science Production II (4)
AG134 Exploring Agriculture (2)
AG138 Computer Applications in Agriculture I (2)
AG244 Agricultural Economics (4)
AG338 Computer Applications in Agriculture II (2)
AG495 Seminar in Agriculture (4)

Select one of the following to complete Agriculture Natural Science Requirement:

AG130G Fundamentals of Horticulture (4)
BI230 Biological Sciences I (4)
BI231 Biological Sciences II (4)
CH230 Principles of Chemistry I (4)

Animal Science Core

AG240 Introductory Food Science (2)
AG340 Meat and Food Animal Science (4)

Animal Science Electives

Select 10 hours from the following.

AG343 Dairy Science (4)
AG344 Sheep Science (4)
AG345 Swine Science (4)
AG346 Beef Science (4)
AG347 Animal Health (2)
AG349 Animal Nutrition (4)
AG350 Topics in Agriculture – Animal Science Focus (2 hour maximum) (2)
AG485 Agriculture Practicum – Animal Science Focus (2 hour maximum) (1-2)
EQ344 Equine Production* (4)
EQ495 Equine Business Management* (4)

Agricultural Business Electives

Select 4 hours from the following.

AG350 Topics in Agriculture – Agribusiness Focus (2 hour maximum) (2)
AG361 Commodity Marketing (4)
AG362 Sustainable Agricultural Leadership (4)
AG363 Agribusiness Financial Management (4)
AG460 Agriculture Policy (2)
AG462 Agriculture Production Management (4)

Agronomy Electives

Select 4 hours from the following.

AG330 Foundations of Soil Science (4)
AG331 Advanced Soils and Soil Fertility (4)
AG334 Weed Management (4)
AG335 Organic Farming (4)
AG350 Topics in Agriculture – Crops, Horticulture, or Soil Focus (2 hour maximum) (2)
AG435 Forage and Grain Crop Production (4)
AG485 Agriculture Practicum – Crops, Horticulture, or Soil Focus (2 hour maximum) (2)

*prerequisite required