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Animal Science

The Animal Science major is designed to prepare students for careers in Animal Agribusiness and related fields. Course work includes biological principles, scientific relationships, management practices, marketing, and business concepts applicable to animal products, and livestock production systems

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Curriculum Options

Five options are available. Each is designed to strengthen career preparation.

Animal Production, Management and Husbandry - This option is designed for students desiring a background in the principles of managing animals. It leads to broad training in animal husbandry, production and management. Employment opportunities include careers in livestock production, allied support fields and in agricultural extension for the Cooperative Extension Service.  Example Class Schedule

Animal Biomedical Science - This option offers students a more scientific approach to animal science, preparing them for veterinary medicine, graduate research in animal science, teaching, food technology and the biotechnology industry. Students may receive an animal sciences degree while meeting academic requirements for veterinary school. Example Class Schedule

Animal Agribusiness - This option is designed for students desiring a background in the business and economic principles as they apply to the livestock industry. It leads to broad training in animal husbandry, production, business and management. Employment opportunities include careers in agribusiness, sales and marketing of livestock and products for the livestock industry, and various public and private institutions which serve the business of animal agriculture. Example Class Schedule

Livestock Media - This option offers students an opportunity to acquire skills in journalism, advertising and public relations in addition to the basics of animal science. Employment opportunities include working for magazines, breed associations or commodity organizations. Example Class Schedule

Meat Science - This option provides the opportunity to emphasize knowledge about the science concerning muscle biology and evaluation and processing of red meat. There are numerous career opportunities in the meat industry.  Example Class Schedule

 

Transfer Credits

Transfer courses with grade C or better only will be accepted for Animal Science courses in the major.

 

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