B.S. Degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Fall 1st year

AVS 145 – Introduction to Animal Science 3 cr.
AVS 146 – Introduction to Animal Science Lab 1 cr.
BIO 100 – Basic Biology 4 cr.
CHY 121 – General Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHY 123 – General Chemistry I Lab 1 cr.
MAT 122 – Pre-Calculus 4 cr.
NFA 117 – Issues and Opportunities 1 cr.
17 crs.

Spring 1st year

AVS 249 – Laboratory and Companion Animal Science 3 cr.
BIO 200 – Biology of Organisms 4 cr.
CHY 122 – General Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHY 124 – General Chemistry II Lab 1 cr.
ENG 101 – College Composition 3 cr.
14 crs.

Spring 2nd year

AVS 303 – Equine Management Co-op 2 cr.
or
AVS 347 – Dairy Cattle Technology Lab 2 cr.
CMJ 103 – Fundamentals of Public Communication 3 cr.
ECO 254 – Small Business Economics and Management 3 cr.
STS 232 – Principals of Statistical Inference 3 cr.
Career Enhancement Elective 3 cr.
14 crs.

Fall 2nd year

AVS 303 – Equine Management Co-op 2 cr.
or
AVS 347 – Dairy Cattle Technology Lab 2 cr.
AVS 346 – Dairy Cattle Technology 3 cr.
BIO 377 – Medical Physiology 3 cr.
Career Enhancement Elective 3 cr.
General Education: Human Values and Social Context 3 cr.
14 crs.

Spring 3rd year

AVS 437 – Animal Diseases 3 cr.
BIO 350 – Concepts and Applications of Genetics 3 cr.
Career Enhancement Elective 3 cr.
General Education: Ethics 3 cr.
12 crs.

Fall 3rd year

AVS 455 – Animal Nutrition 4 cr.
ENG 315 – Research Writing in the Disciplines 3 cr.
or
ENG 317 – Business and Technical Writing 3 cr.
Career Enhancement Elective 3 cr.
General Education: Human Values and Social Context 3 cr.
13 crs.

Spring 4th year

AVS 402 – Senior Paper in Animal Science II 2 cr.
AVS 466 – Livestock Feeds and Feeding 2 cr.
Career Enhancement Elective 3 cr.
General Education: Human Values and Social Context 3 cr.
General Elective 2 cr.
12 crs.

Fall 4th year

AVS 401 – Senior Paper in Animal Science I 2 cr.
AVS 480 – Physiology of Reproduction 3 cr.
Career Enhancement Elective 3 cr.
General Education: Human Values and Social Context 6 cr.
14 crs.

Complete during second through fourth years (S = Spring; F = Fall; B = Both semesters)

Non-Ruminant Species (choose at least 3 credits):
AVS 196 (B) – Introduction to Equine Cooperative 1 cr.
AVS 203 (S) – Equine Management 3 cr.
AVS 211 (F) – Introduction to Aquaculture 3 cr.

Career-Related Experience (choose at least 4 credits):
AVS 371 (B) – University Dairy Cooperative 4 cr. (Provides the student an opportunity to gain experience in dairy management.)

AVS 396 (B) – Field Experience in Animal and Veterinary Science 1-4 cr. (Provides the student an opportunity to gain experience in the specific field of animal science that a student wishes to pursue as a career. The student arranges the field experience themselves with assistance from their academic advisor.)

AVS 397 (B) – Equine Internship 1-4 cr. (Provides the student with an interest in equine management the opportunity to gain more experience in this area. For more information contact Dr. Robert Causey.)

Advanced Topics (choose at least 3 credits):
AVS 353 (S) – Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management 3 cr.
AVS 393 (F) – Training the Standardbred Horse 3 cr.
AVS 405 (S) – Livestock and Companion Animal Behavior 3 cr.
AVS 433 (S) – Equine Exercise Physiology 3 cr.

Total = 120 credits

HUM/SOC Gen Ed – Human Values and Social Contexts General Education requirements minimum of 18 credits (courses must include all five of the following categories, which is at least 3 credits from each: Western Cultural Tradition, Social Contexts and Institutions, Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives, Population and the Environment, and Artistic and Creative Expression).

Career Enhancement Electives – With the aid of their academic advisor, the student selects 18 credits of elective classes, or a minor program of study, that will help build knowledge and skills in preparation for a future career.