B.S. Degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences - Equine Sciences Concentration

Fall 1st year

AVS 145 – Introduction to Animal Science 3 cr.
AVS 146 – Introduction to Animal Science Laboratory 1 cr.
BIO 100 – Basic Biology 4 cr.
ENG 101 – College Composition 3 cr.
MAT 116 – Introduction to Calculus 3 cr.
NFA 117 – Issues and Opportunities 1 cr.
15 crs

Spring 1st year

AVS 196 – Introduction to Equine Cooperative 1 cr.
BIO 200 – Biology of Organisms 4 cr.
CMJ 103 – Public Speaking 3 cr.
STS 232 – Principals of Statistical Inference 3 cr.
Animal Science Elective 3 cr.
14 crs.


Fall 2nd year

AVS 254 – Introduction to Animal Microbiomes 3 cr.
AVS 303 – Equine Management Cooperative 2 cr.
or
AVS 347 – Dairy Cattle Technology Laboratory 2 cr.
AVS 346 – Dairy Cattle Technology 3 cr.
AVS 393 – Training the Standardbred Horse 3 cr.
BMB 207 – Fundamentals of Chemistry 3 cr.
BMB 209 – Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
or
CHY 121 – General Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHY 123 – General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 cr.
15 crs.

Spring 2nd year

AVS 203 – Equine Management 3 cr.
AVS 249 – Laboratory and Companion Animal Science 3 cr.
AVS 303 – Equine Management Cooperative 2 cr.
or
AVS 347 – Dairy Cattle Technology Laboratory 2 cr.
BMB 208 – Elementary Physiological Chemistry 3 cr.
BMB 210 – Elementary Physiological Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
or
CHY 122 – General Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHY 124 – General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 cr.
ECO 254 – Small Business Economics and Management 3 cr.
15 crs.


Fall 3rd year

AVS 405 – Livestock and Companion Animal Behavior 3 cr.
AVS 455 – Animal Nutrition 3 cr.
BIO 377 – Medical Physiology 3 cr.
Business Course 3 cr.
General Elective 3 cr.
15 crs.

Spring 3rd year

AVS 353 – Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management 3 cr.
AVS 437 – Animal Diseases 3 cr.
ENG 315 – Research Writing in the Disciplines 3 cr.
or
ENG 317 – Business and Technical Writing 3 cr.
General Education: Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives 3 cr.
General Education: Ethics 3 cr.
15 crs.


Fall 4th year

AVS 397 – Equine Internship 4 cr.
AVS 401 – Senior Paper in Animal Science I 2 cr.
AVS 480 – Physiology of Reproduction 3 cr.
BIO 350 – Genetics 3 cr.
General Education: Western Cultural Tradition 3 cr.
15 crs.

Spring 4th year

AVS 402 – Senior Paper in Animal Science II 2 cr.
AVS 433 – Equine Exercise Physiology 3 cr.
AVS 446 – Forage Science and Range Management 3 cr. 
AVS 466 – Livestock Feeds and Feeding 2 cr.
General Education: Artistic and Creative Expression 3 cr.
Animal Science Elective 3 cr.
16 crs.

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

Animal Science Electives (choose at least 6 credits):
AVS 211 (F) – Introduction to Aquaculture 3 cr.
AVS 231 (B) – Sheep Management Cooperative 2 cr.
AVS 454 (S) – DNA Sequencing Analysis Lab 2 cr.
AVS 456 (F) – Animal Nutrition Laboratory 1 cr.
AVS 477 (F) – Zoonoses and Animal Health 3 cr.  

Business Course (choose at least 3 credits):
ACC 101 (B) – Introduction to Business 3 cr.
ACC 201 (B) – Principles of Financial Accounting 3 cr.
BIS 235 (B) – Information Systems and Technology for Business 3 cr.
MGT 342 (S) – Small Business Management 3 cr.

General Education:  Human Values and Social Contexts  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).

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