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Animal Science Minor

The Animal Science minor is designed for students who wish to supplement their academic major with studies in animal science.

Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 20 credits, at least 6 of which must be at the 400 level. A grade of C or better must be obtained in each course in order to complete the minor. The core of prescribed courses develops a foundation in the various basic disciplines of animal science. Additional courses may be selected by the student to emphasize the production/management of beef cattle, companion animals, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, or swine or to emphasize genetics, nutrition, or physiology.

Prescribed courses (8 credits)

  • AN SC 201 (4) - Animal Science
  • AN SC 290W (1) - Careers in Animal Agriculture
  • AN SC 301 (3) - Principles of Animal Nutrition

Additional Courses (6-7 credits)

  • AN SC 207 (2) - Animal Products Technology AND
  • AN SC 208 (1) - Animal Products Technology Laboratory OR
  • AN SC 300 (GN) (3) - Integrated Animal Biology

The student must select 3 credits from the following list:

  • AN SC 305 (3) - Companion Animal Nutrition
  • AN SC 306 (3) - Swine Production and Management
  • AS SC 308 (4) - Sheep and Goat Production and Management
  • AN SC 309 (4) - Beef Cattle Production and Management
  • AN SC 310 (3) - Dairy Cattle Production and Management
  • AN SC 311 (3) - Poultry Production and Management
  • AN SC 327 (3) - Horse Production and Management

400-Level Courses

The student must select, in consultation with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, at least 6 credits at the 400 level from the following list:

  • AN SC 405 (3) - Advanced Canine Nutrition and Management
  • AN SC 407 (3) - Advanced Horse Management
  • AN SC 410 (4) - Advanced Dairy Herd Management
  • AN SC 413 (3) - Transgenic Biology
  • AN SC 415 (3) - Companion Animal Behavior
  • AN SC 417 (2) - Horse Judging
  • AN SC 418 (3) - Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems
  • AN SC 419W (3) -Applied Animal Welfare
  • AN SC 420 (4) - Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology
  • AN SC 421 (2) - Poultry Evaluation and Selection
  • AN SC 422 (3) - Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Selection
  • AN SC 423 (3) - Comparative Physiology of Domestic Animals
  • AN SC 424 (3) - Livestock Breeding Evaluation and Selection
  • AN SC 425 (3) - (VB SC) Principles of Avian Diseases
  • AN SC 426 (2 - 4) - Advanced Judging and Selection
  • AN SC 427 (3) - Milk Secretion
  • AN SC 429 (3) - Advanced Beef Production
  • AN SC 431W (4) - Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction
  • AN SC 432 (1) - Techniques in Livestock Reproduction
  • AN SC 437 (3) - Equine Facilitated Therapy
  • AN SC 450 (3) - Dairy Farm Management Systems
  • AN SC 457 (3) - Equine Reproduction and Breeding Farm Management
  • AN SC 467W (3) - Equine Nutrition and Feeding 
  • AN SC 479 (3) - General Endocrinology

Enrolling

Students may apply for admission into the Animal Sciences minor by consulting with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Bob Mikesell.

Contact Information

Robert E. Mikesell
  • Senior Instructor
Email:
Phone: 814-865-2987