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Undergraduate Programs - Animal Science Curriculum

Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

First Year – First Semester

  • AVS 145 – Animal Science Credits: 4  (See Footnote below)
  • 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

  • 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
  • ENG315 – Research Writing in the Disciplines Credits: 3

            or

  • 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
  • General Elective (to meet the 120 credits requirement for graduation)

Complete during second through fourth years:


Non-Ruminant Species
Choose at least 4 credits from this section:

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

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

  • AVS 203 – Equine Management Credits: 3
  • AVS 346 – Dairy Cattle Technology Credits: 3  (See Footnote below)
  • AVS 349 – Livestock Management Credits: 3  (See Footnote below)
  • AVS 351 – Animal Science Techniques Credits: 3
  • AVS 353 – Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management Credits: 3
  • AVS 405 – Livestock and Companion Animal Behaving Credits: 3

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

 Footnote:
The Ethics requirement may be satisfied by completing AVS 145, AVS 249, AVS 346 and AVS 349.


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