Suggested Sequence of Courses

Animal Science majors must complete courses necessary for a concentration in Animal Biotechnology & Research or Animal Management. Skills will include genetics techniques that allow farmers to make decisions about breeding to increase production or prevent diseases. Health skills will include: understanding the principles of vaccination, administration of pharmaceuticals to treat infections by bacteria and parasites, testing for infection, principles related to reproduction such as semen analysis and storage and in vitro fertilization and cloning, nutritional analysis of feed from various sources and diet construction for various breeds. Students also have the opportunity to work in the laboratories of nationally and internationally recognized scientists who study problems related to agricultural animal health and reproduction.

Animal Science Major

Animal Management Concentration

Suggested sequence of classes:

Freshman Year
ANIMLSCI 101 - Intro to Animal Science 4 ANIML SCI 103 - Intro  Animal Management 4
BIOLOGY 151 - Intro Biology I 4 BIOLOGY 152/153 Intro Biology II and Lab 5
MATH 104 - Pre-Calculus 3 CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I* 4
General Education Class 4 ENGLWRIT 112 - College Writing 3
First Year Freshmen Seminar/RAP 1    
Total credits 16 Total credits 16
Sophomore Year
ANIML SCI 220 - Anatomy & Physiology 4 ANIML SCI 200 - Cellular & Molecular Biology 4
ANIML SCI 260 - Animal Welfare** 4 CHEM 250 OR CHEM 261 - Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II 4 General Education Class 4
STATISTC 111/STATS 240 - Statistics*** OR General Education Class 3/4 STATISTC 111/STATISTC 240 - Statistics*** OR General Education Class 3
    ANIMLSCI 392A - Careers Seminar 1
Total credits 15/16 Total credits 15/16
Junior Year
ANIML SCI 311 - Animal Genetics 3 ANIML SCI 372 or 572 - Animal Diseases 3
ANIML SCI 332 - Animal Nutrition 4 ANIMLSCI 320 - Animal Business Management 3
BIOCHEM 420 - Biochemistry 3 MICROBIO 310 - Microbiology 3
NATSCI 387 - CNS Junior Writing or Elective 3/4 NATSCI 387 - CNS Junior Writing or Elective 3/4
Additional Requirements - see below varies Additional Requirements - see below  varies
Total credits varies Total credits varies
Senior Year
ANIMLSCI 494PI -Advanced Animal Health & Management OR ANIML SCI 494GI - IE:  Good Intentions (spring semester) 3 ANIML SCI 494GI - IE:  Good Intentions OR ANIMLSCI 494PI -Advanced Animal Health & Management (fall semester) 3

NATSCI 387 - CNS Junior Writing or Elective

3 ANIMLSCI 421 - Wildlife Reproduction OR
ANIMLSCI 521 - Physiology of Reproduction

3
 4

Additional Requirements - see below varies Additional Requirements - see below varies
Total Credits varies Total Credits varies
*To enroll in CHEM 111 students must complete Math 104 or score 20 (or better) on Part A of Math test
**Fulfills SI-Science Interdisciplinary Gen Ed requirement
*** RES-ECON 212 - Intro to Resource Economics - 4 credits will also meet this requirement  

Animal Management Concentration Additional Requirements

I. Complete One Lab Course from the list below:
   ANIMLSCI 365 –
Fundamentals in Veterinary and Biomedical Laboratory Techniques -
          4 credits Fall semester
   BIOCHEM 421 – Elementary Biochemistry Lab - 2 credits Fall semester
   ANIMLSCI 366 – Veterinary Microbiology Lab - 2 credits Fall and Spring semesters
  ANIMLSCI 385 – Introductory Biotechnology Lab - 4 credits Spring semester

II. Complete 8 credits from the list below:
                   ANIMLSCI
231 - Dorset Sheep Management I  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 251 - Dorset Sheep Management II  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 232 - Belted Galloway Management I  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 252 - Belted Galloway Management II  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 233 - Boer Goat Management I 2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 253 - Boer Goat Management II  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 234 - Poultry Management I  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 254 - Poultry Management II  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 297DC - Dairy Calf Management I  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 297D - Dairy Calf Management II  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 297F - Equine Management  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 298V - Techniques in Veterinary Nursing  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 455 - Research Animal Management I  4 credits
                ANIMLSCI 456 - Research Animal Management  II  3 credits

III. Complete 3 credits from the list below
                    ANIMLSCI 432 - Advanced Nutrition  3 credits
                ANIMLSCI 445A - Equine Reproduction Lab  1 credit 
                ANIMLSCI 497A - Equine Diseases & Health Management  3 credits
                ANIMLSCI 454 - Dairy Herd Management 4 credits with lab
                ANIMLSCI 297L - Livestock Classic  1 credit
                ANIMLSCI 297P - Livestock Classic  Management & Coaching  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 297B - Artificial Insemination AI Certification (Spring Break) 1 credit
                ANIMLSCI 497L - Winter Travelling Dairy (Winter Break) 1 credit
                ANIMLSCI 296T - Intro to Teaching in Animal Science 1-2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 396T - Intermediate Teaching in Animal Science 1-2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 496T - Advanced Teaching in Animal Science 1-2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 291C -  Biotech Research – Cellular and Molecular I  1 credit
                ANIMLSCI 291M - Biotech Research – Cellular and Molecular II  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 391C - Biotech Research – Cellular and Molecular III  3 credits
                   ANIMLSCI 391M - Biotech Research –AnimaI Models I  1 credit
                ANIMLSCI 491C - Biotech Research – AnimaI Models II  2 credits
                ANIMLSCI 491M - Biotech Research – AnimaI Models III  3 credits

Animal Management Suggested Electives -

DOMESTIC ANIMAL MANAGEMENT - courses recommended for students interested in a career related to FARMING
RESEC 103 - Microeconomics (3 credits) Spring semester
STOCKSCH 105 or 106 Soil (3 credits), pre-requisite for STOCKSCH 350  Spring sem.
STOCKSCH 201 - Equipment Operations (2 credits)  Spring semester
STOCKSCH 211 - Pasture Management (3 credits) Fall semester
STOCKSCH 350 - Sustainable Soil & Crop Management (3 credits) Fall semester
MGMT 241 - New Venture Creation (GenEd) (4 credits) Spring semester

NON-DOMESTIC ANIMAL MANAGEMENT - courses recommended for students interested in a career related to WILDLIFE, ZOO, or  EXOTIC animals
BIOLOGY 540 - Herpetology (4 credits) with lab Spring semester
BIOLOGY 544 - Ornithology (4 credits) with lab Spring semester
BIOLOGY 550 - Animal Behavior (4 credits) with lab Spring semester
NRC 260* - Fish Conservation and Management (3 credits) Fall semester
NRC 261* - Wildlife Conservation (3 credits) Spring semester
NRC 390E - Evolution & Conservation (3 credits) Spring semester
NRC 563 - Wetlands, Wildlife Ecology & Management (3 credits) Spring semester
NRC 564 - Wildlife Habitat Management with lab (4 credits) Fall semester
NRC 565- Wildlife Population Dynamics and Management - (4 credits) Fall semester
NRC 570 - Ecology of Fish with lab - (4 credits) Fall semester
NRC 571 - Fisheries Science & Management with lab- (4 credits) Spring semester
NRC 586 - Natural Resource Inventory of Local Lands - (3 credits) Spring semester
NRC 590AE - Aquatic Ecology with lab - (4 credits) Fall semester
NRC 597CB ST- Conservation and Animal Behavior (3 credits) Fall semester
NRC 597 RE ST - Restoration Ecology (3 credits) Spring semester
NRC 597F - Conservation Genetics (3 credits) - NRC 597FL - Lab
*NRC 260 & NRC 261 and three more of the NRC courses listed here are required to declare a minor in Natural Resources Conservation.

TEACHING - courses recommended for students interested in a career related to teaching
ANIML SCI 296T, 396T - Introduction to Teaching Animal Science (1-2 credits)  both sem.
STOCKSCH 290AE - Introduction to Teaching Agricultural Education (3 credits) Fall sem.
STOCKSCH 390VO - Vocational Agricultural Education Seminar (3 credits) Spring sem.
HUMANDEV 270 - Child Development (4 credits) Spring semester
PSYCH 350 - Developmental Psychology (3 credits) Fall semester
PSYCH 355 - Adolescent Psychology (3 credits) Spring semester
EDUC 497I ST - Tutoring in Schools (3 credits) both semesters
EDUC 524 - Working with Middle School & High School Teachers (3 credits) Spring

Biotechnology and Research Concentration

Suggested sequence of classes:

Freshman Year
ANIMLSCI 101 - Intro Animal Science 4 ANIMLSCI 103 - Intro Animal Management 4  
BIOLOGY 151 - Intro Biology I 4 BIOLOGY 152/153 - Intro Biology II and Lab 5
MATH 104 - Pre-Calculus 3 CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I* 4
General Education Class 4 ENGLWRIT 112 - College Writing 3
First Year Freshmen Seminar/RAP 1    
Total credits 16 Total credits 16
Sophomore Year
ANIMLSCI 220 Anatomy & Physiology 4 ANIMLSCI 200 - Cellular & Molecular Biology 4
ANIMLSCI 260 - Animal Welfare** 4 CHEM 250 OR CHEM 261 - Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II 4 General Education Class 4
STATISTC 111/STATISTC 240 - Statistics OR RESEC 212 OR General Education Class 3/4

STATISTC 111/STATISTC 240 - Statistics OR RESEC 212 OR General Education Class

3/4
    ANIML SCI 392A - Careers Seminar 1
Total credits 15/16 Total credits 15
Junior Year
ANIML SCI 311 - Animal Genetics 3 ANIML SCI 372 or 572 - Animal Diseases 3
ANIML SCI 332 - Animal Nutrition 4 MICROBIO 310 - Microbiology 3
BIOCHEM 420 - Biochemistry 3 NATSCI 387 - CNS Junior Writing 3
ANIML SCI 365 - Fundamentals in Veterinary and Biomedical Laboratory Techniques 4 Elective or General Education Class 3/4
ANIMLSCI 391C, 391M - Biotechnology Research Experience II 2

ANIML SCI 385 - Intro to Biotechnology
OR ANIMLSCI 391C, 391M - Biotechnology Research Experience II

4

2

Total credits 16 Total credits 14-17
Senior Year
ANIMLSCI 494PI -Advanced Animal Health & Management OR ANIML SCI 494GI - IE:  Good Intentions (spring semester) 3 ANIML SCI 494GI - IE:  Good Intentions OR ANIMLSCI 494PI -Advanced Animal Health & Management (fall semester) 3
ANIMLSCI 491C, 491M - Biotechnology Research Experience III 3 ANIMLSCI 421 Wildlife Reproduction OR
ANIMLSCI 521 Physiology of Reproduction

3
 4

ANIML SCI 455 - Research Animal Management I 4

ANIML SCI 456 - Research Animal
Management II

3
ANIMLSCI 366 - Veterinary Microbiology or Elective 2 ANIMLSCI 366 - Veterinary Microbiology or Elective 2
NATSCI 387 - CNS Junior Writing OR Elective 3/4

NATSCI 387 - CNS Junior Writing OR Elective

3
4
Total credits 13-14 Total credits 14-16
*To enroll in CHEM 111 students must complete Math 104 or score 20 on Part A of Math test
**Fulfills SI-Science Interdisciplinary Gen Ed requirement

Students have a number of opportunities to interact with other undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the research setting. Journal Clubs are held weekly within the department. Labs also hold weekly meetings where students have the opportunity to present their research to other lab members and once a year the department holds a Science Day where students present their work to the faculty and students of the Department. Students who achieve a significant amount in their research have the opportunity to present at regional, state and national scientific meetings where they interact with other undergraduate students, graduate students, veterinarians and faculty including those from colleges of veterinary medicine in the USA and abroad. In the summer, as well as during the academic year, there are a number of fellowship programs that provide monetary reward to research students who are accepted into the program along with the opportunity to visit laboratories throughout the campus and meet and interact with other students and faculty in those labs.

Pre-Veterinary Major

Suggested Sequence of Classes

This sequence meets the requirements of most veterinary, graduate and professional schools.

Freshmen Year
ANIMLSCI 101 - Intro Animal Science 4 ANIMLSCI 103 - Intro Animal Management 4
BIOLOGY 151 - Intro Biology I 4 BIOLOGY 152/153 - Intro Biology II and lab 5
CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I* 4 CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II 4
MATH 127 - Calculus 3 ENGLWRIT 112 - College Writing 3
First  Year Freshmen Seminar/RAP 1    
Total credits 16 Total credits 16
Sophomore Year
ANIMLSCI 220 - Anatomy & Physiology 4 ANIMLSCI 200 - Cellular & Molecular Biology 4
ANIMLSCI 260 - Animal Welfare** 4 CHEM 262/269 - Organic Chemistry 5
CHEM 261 - Organic Chemistry 3 General Education Class 3
STATISTC 111/STATISTC 240 - Statistics *** OR General Education Class 3/4 STATISTC 111/STATISTC 240 - Statistics *** OR General Education Class 3/4
Total credits 15/16 Total credits 15/16
Junior Year
ANIMLSCI 311 - Animal Genetics 3 ANIMLSCI 572 - Infection and Immunity 3
ANIMLSCI 332 - Animal Nutrition 4 MICRO 310 - Microbiology 3

BIOCHEM 420 or 423 -
Biochemistry ****

3 Elective OR BIOCHEM 424 -
Biochemistry II ****
3
Elective/ANIMLSCI ‘91C or ANIMLSCI ‘91M - Biotech Research Experience (1-3 credits) 1-3 Elective/ANIMLSCI ‘91C or ANIMLSCI ‘91M - Biotech Research Experience (1-3 credits) 1-3
NATSCI 387 - CNS Junior Writing OR Elective  3 NATSCI 387 - CNS Junior Writing OR General Education Class 4
Total Credits 14-16 Total Credits 14-16
Senior Year
NATSCI 387 - CNS Junior Writing OR Elective 3 ANIMLSCI 521 - Physiology of Reproduction 4
PHYSICS 131 - Physics with Lab 4 PHYSICS 132 - Physics with Lab 4
Elective or BIOCHEM 421 Lab 3/2 ANIMLSCI 366 - Veterinary Microbiology Lab***** 2
Elective or ANIMLSCI 494PI - IE Advanced Animal Health & Management OR ANIMLSCI 494GI - IE: Good Intentions (spring semester) OR ANIMLSCI 494TI (with ANIMLSCI 499T) 3

ANIMLSCI 494GI - IE: Good Intentions OR ANIMLSCI 494PI - IE Advanced Animal Health & Management (fall semester) OR
ANIMLSCI 494TI (with ANIMLSCI 499T)

3
Elective/ANIMLSCI ‘91C or ANIMLSCI ‘91M - Biotech Research Experience (1-3 credits) OR 499Y Honors thesis (3 credits) 1-3 Elective/ANIMLSCI ‘91C or ANIMLSCI ‘91M - Biotech Research Experience (1-3 credits) OR 499T Honors thesis (3 credits) 1-3
Total credits 14-16 Total credits 14-16
*To enroll in CHEM 111 students must complete Math 104 or score 20 (or better) on Part A of Math test
**Fulfills SI-Science Interdisciplinary Gen Ed requirement
*** RES-ECON 212 - Intro to Resource Economics - 4 credits will also meet this requirement
**** The Biochem 423/424 series provides an in-depth biochemistry knowledge base that is preferred by many graduate and professional schools. Biochem 420 is the minimum requirement for graduation with a BS-Pre-Veterinary Sciences degree. Biochem  524 is optional, but required for admission to some graduate and professional schools.
***** MICROBIO 265 - Microbiology Lab - 2 credit also fills this requirement

Students planning to apply to veterinary schools need three Veterinary Medical Related Experiences of at least 200 hours each, chosen from the following four areas: a) Large animal, b) Small animal, c) Wildlife/conservation, d) Laboratory research.  Veterinary medical colleges prefer applicants with an open mind about animal species since their mission is to teach the material that you will be tested on the Veterinary Licensing Exam in your fourth year of veterinary school. Thus, it is a mistake to have two or three out of the three experiences centered on small animals or horses, even if you think that’s what you will specialize in as a veterinarian. Conversely, if you are interested in a veterinary specialty (e.g. zoo medicine), make sure you gain experience in that area. These experiences can be pursued during the school year or in the summer. Summer experiences may also be more exotic (i.e. internship at an aquarium). These experiences are required so that the veterinary colleges are assured that you have a comprehensive grasp of the veterinary medical profession and so that you can cultivate contacts who will write superlative letters of recommendation for you. Document your experiences so that you can fill in details on your applications years later.

Pre-Veterinary Major When Deferring Math/Chemistry

Suggested Sequence of Classes

This sequence meets the requirements of most veterinary, graduate and professional schools.

Freshman Year
ANIML SCI 101 - Intro Animal Science 4 ANIML SCI 103 - Intro Animal Management 4
BIOLOGY 151 - Intro Biology I 4 BIOLOGY 152/153 - Intro Biology II and Lab 5
MATH 104 - Pre-calculus 3 CHEM 111 - General Chemistry* 4
General Education Class 4 ENGLWRIT 112 - College Writing 3
First Year Freshmen Seminar/RAP 1    
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 16
Sophomore Year
ANIMLSCI 220 - Anatomy & Physiology 4 ANIMLSCI 200 - Cellular & Molecular Biology 4
ANIMLSCI 260 - Animal Welfare** 4 CHEM 261 - Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II 4 MATH 127 Calculus OR STATS 111/STATS 240 Statistics*** 3
MATH 127 - Calculus OR STATS 111/STATS 240 Statistics*** 3 General Education Class 4
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 14
Junior Year
ANIMLSCI 311 - Animal Genetics 3 ANIMLSCI 572 - Infection and /Immunity 3
ANIMLSCI 332 Animal Nutrition 4 MICROBIO 310 - Microbiology 3
CHEM 262/269 - Organic Chemistry 5 PHYSICS 131 - Physics with lab 4
General Education Class 4 NATSCI 387 - CNS Junior Writing OR Elective 3
Elective/ANIMLSCI ‘91C or ANIMLSCI ‘91M - Biotech Research Experience (1-3 credits) 1-3 Elective/ANIMLSCI ‘91C or ANIMLSCI ‘91M - Biotech Research Experience (1-3 credits) 1-3
Total credits 17-19 Total Credits 14-16
Senior Year
Elective or ANIML SCI 494PI - IE Advanced Animal Health & Management OR ANIML SCI 494GI - IE: Good Intentions (spring semester) 3 ANIMLSCI 494GI - IE: Good Intentions OR ANIMLSCI 494PI - IE Advanced Animal Health & Management (fall semester) 3
PHYSICS 132 - Physics with lab 4 ANIMLSCI 521 - Physiology of Reproduction 4
BIOCHEM 420 or 423 -
     Biochemistry****
3 Elective OR BIOCHEM 424 -
      Biochemistry II****
3
ANIMLSCI 366 - Veterinary Microbiology***** OR Elective OR BIOCHEM 421 2 ANIMLSCI 366 - Veterinary Microbiology***** OR Elective 2
Elective/ANIMLSCI ‘91C or ANIMLSCI ‘91M - Biotech Research Experience (1-3 credits) OR 499Y Honors thesis (3 credits) 1-3 Elective/ANIMLSCI ‘91C or ANIMLSCI ‘91M - Biotech Research Experience (1-3 credits) OR 499Y Honors thesis (3 credits) 1-3
Total credits 13-15 Total credits 13-15
* To enroll in CHEM 111 students must complete Math 104 or score 20 on Part A of Math test  
** ANIML SCI 260 - Animal Welfare fulfills the “SI” Gen Ed requirement 
*** RES-ECON 212 - Intro to Resource Economics - 4 credits will also meet this requirement
**** The Biochem 423/424 series provides an in-depth biochemistry knowledge base that is preferred by many graduate and professional schools. Biochem 420 is the minimum requirement for graduation with a BS-Pre-Veterinary Sciences degree. Biochem  524 is optional, but required for admission to some graduate and professional schools.
*****MICROBIO 265 - Microbiology Lab  - 2 credit also fills this requirement