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Animal Science Concentration

The Animal Science concentration prepares students for career opportunities as herd managers, managers of livestock enterprises, field representatives of livestock enterprises, livestock buyer, or related meat industry positions. Students may want to complement this concentration with a minor in Biology or Chemistry if graduate school is a possibility. A total of 42 credit hours are required.  The following courses are required or can be selected for this concentration:

 

 

COMMON CORE COURSES (20 credit hours) 
AG 136 Computer Applications in Agriculture (4 hours)
AG 132 Principles of Crop and Animal Production I (4 hours)
AG 133 Principles of Crop and Animal Production II (4 hours)
AG  244 Agricultural Economics (4 hours)
AG 495 Seminar in Agriculture (4 hours)

Required courses:
AG 240 Introductory Food Science (2)
AG 340 Meat and Food Animal Science (4)

Required: Animal Science Electives (Choose 8 hours):
AG 343 Dairy Science (4)
AG 344 Sheep Science (4)
AG 345 Swine Science (4)
AG 346 Beef Science (4)
AG 349 Animal Nutrition (4)
AG 350 Topics in Agriculture: Animal Science Focus (2)
AG 470 Internship: Animal Science Focus (1-4)
AG 480 Research Praticipation: Anim
AG 485 Agriculture Practicum: Animal Science Focus (2/4)
EQ 350 Topics in Equine Studies (2)

Required: Agronomy Electives (Choose 4 hours):
AG 330 Foundations of Soil Science (4)
AG 331Advanced Soils and Soil Fertility (4)
AG 334 Weed Management (4)
AG 350 Topics in Agriculture: Crops, Horticulture, or Soil Focus (2/4)
AG 435 Forage and Grain Crop Production (4)
AG 470 Internship: Crops, Horticulture, or Soil Focus (2/4)
AG 480 Research Participation: Crops, Horticulture, or Soil Focus (1)
AG 485 Agriculture Practicum: Crops, Horticulture, or Soil Focus (1/2)
CH 330 Organic Chemistry I (4)
TR 330 Study/Service Trip (2/4)

 

Required: Agri-Business Electives (Choose 4 hours):
AG 361 Commodity Marketing (4)
AG 363 Financial Management in Agriculture (4)
AG 460 Agricultural Policy (2)
AG 462 Farm & Agri-Business Management (4)
MA 330 Business Law (4)