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Undergraduate Programs - Animal Science Curriculum

Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Sciences (Animal Science concentration)

First Year – First Semester

  • AVS 145 – Animal Science. Credits: 4
  • BIO 100 – Basic Biology. Credits: 4
  • CHY 121 – Introduction to Chemistry. Credits: 3
  • CHY 123 – Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory. Credits: 1
  • MAT 122 – Pre-Calculus. Credits: 4
  • NFA 117 – Issues and Opportunities. Credits: 1

First Year – Second Semester

  • BIO 208 – Anatomy and Physiology. Credits: 4
  • CHY 122 – The Molecular Basis of Chemical Change. Credits: 3
  • CHY 124 – The Molecular Basis of Chemical Change Laboratory. Credits: 1
  • ENG 101 – College Composition. Credits: 3
  • MAT 232 – Principles of Statistical Inference. Credits: 3
  • Human Values and Social Context Elective. Credits: 3

Second Year – First Semester

  • BIO 377 – Medical Physiology. Credits: 3
  • CMJ 103 – Fundamentals of Public Communication. Credits: 3
  • Career Enhancement Elective. Credits: 3
  • Human Values and Social Context Elective. Credits: 3

Second Year – Second Semester

  • AVS 200 – Topics in Animal and Veterinary Science. Credits: 1
  • ECO 254 – Small Business Economics and Management. Credits: 3
  • Career Enhancement Elective. Credits: 3
  • Human Values and Social Context Elective. Credits: 3

Third Year – First Semester

  • AVS 455 – Animal Nutrition. Credits: 4
  • ENG 317 – Business and Technical Writing. Credits: 3
  • Career Enhancement Elective. Credit:3
  • General Elective. Credits: 3

Third Year – Second Semester

  • AVS 437 – Animal Diseases. Credits: 3
  • BIO 350 – Concepts and Applications of Genetics. Credits: 3
  • Career Enhancement Elective. Credits: 3
  • Ethics Requirement (if needed). Credits: 0-3

Fourth Year – First Semester

  • AVS 401 – Senior Paper in Animal Science I. Credits: 2
  • AVS 480 – Physiology of Reproduction. Credits: 3
  • Career Enhancement Elective. Credits: 3
  • Human Values and Social Context Elective. Credits: 3

Fourth Year – Second Semester

  • AVS 402 – Senior Paper in Animal Science II. Credits: 2
  • AVS 466 – Feeding Dairy Cattle. Credits: 2
  • Career Enhancement Elective. Credits: 3
  • Human Values and Social Context Requirement. Credits: 3

Complete during second through fourth years:


Non-Ruminant Species
Choose at least 3 credits from this section:

  • AVS 196 – Introduction to Equine Cooperative Credits: 1
  • AVS 243 – Centered Riding Principles of Equitation Credits: 3
  • AVS 249 – Laboratory and Companion Animal Science Credits: 2
    (See Footnote)
  • AVS 253 – Principles of Western Riding
  • AVS 333 – Introduction to Natural Horse Training – Credits: 3
  • AVS 393 – Training the Standardbred Horse Credits: 3
  • SMS 211 – Introduction to Aquaculture

Species-Specific Management
Choose at least 6 credits from this section:

  • AVS 203 – Equine Management. Credits: 3
  • AVS 346 – Dairy Cattle Technology. Credits: 3
    (See Footnote)
  • AVS 349 – Livestock Management. Credits: 3
    (See Footnote)

Witter Hands-On Management
Choose at least 2 credits from this section:

  • AVS 303 – Equine Management Cooperative. Credits: 2
  • AVS 347 – Dairy Cattle Technology Laboratory. Credits: 2

Advanced Topics
Choose at least 6 credits from this section:

  • AVS 351 – Animal Science Techniques. Credits: 3
  • AVS 353 – Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management. Credits: 3
  • AVS 405 – Livestock and Companion Animal Behavior. Credits: 3
  • AVS 433 – Equine Exercise Physiology. Credits: 3
  • AVS 443 – Advanced Centered Riding. Credits: 3
  • SMS 420 – Fish Aquaculture I. Credits: 3
  • SMS 421 – Fish Aquaculture II. Credits: 3

Career-Related Experience
Choose at least 4 credits from this section:

  • AVS 371 – University Dairy Cooperative. Credits: 4
  • AVS 396 – Field Experience in Animal and Veterinary Science. Credits: 1 – 16
  • AVS 397 – Equine Internship. Credits: 1-4

 

Footnote:
The Ethics requirement may be satisfied by completing AVS 145, AVS 249, AVS 346 and AVS 349. Other AVS courses that satisfy the Ethics requirement are AVS 150, AVS 151, and AVS 153.


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