Dec 14, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Animal Sciences: Animal Agribusiness Concentration, BS


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About the Program

This Department of Animal Sciences option is best suited for those interested in business aspects of the animal industry and gaining knowledge in accounting, sales and marketing, and business management. Graduates are high in demand in sales and service areas of animal health products; feed, production, equipment firms; sales companies; and animal representatives for banks and lending organizations, insurance companies, marketing, advertising, and public relations agencies. You may be well suited for animal agribusiness if you enjoy meeting people, have a good oral communication skills as well as a proficiency in writing. Experience with raising and managing of animals is essential since you will be expected to interact and relate to managers, veterinarians, businessmen, and owners of animal enterprises. An interest in economics, marketing, and business management is important.

Animal Sciences

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (33 credits)


ANSC Restricted Selectives (21 credits)


(see ANSC Undergraduate Student Handbook)

18 credits have to be 30000 or higher

  • Animal Genetics Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00
  • Animal Nutrition Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Physiology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Production/Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Products Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Sciences Selectives - Credit Hours: 5.00

Additional Degree Requirements


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Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (74-75 credits)


(see ANSC Undergraduate Student Handbook)

Electives (12-13 credits)


  • Electives - Credit Hours: 12.00-13.00

 

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.00 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • International Understanding Selective   - Credit Hours: 9.00
  • Multicultural Awareness Selective  - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • 6 Credits:  Written/Oral Communication or Social Science and Humanities categories must come from 30000+ courses or above - Credit Hours: 3.00 AND Written/Oral Communication or Social Science and Humanities categories must come from 30000+ or above or from a course with a required pre-requisite in the same department - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture - Credit Hours: 9.00

Program Requirements


14-15 Credits


17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


16 Credits


14 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • STAT 30100 - Elementary Statistical Methods
  • Agricultural Economics, Economics, or Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Nutrition Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Physiology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Agricultural Economics, Economics, or Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Genetics Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00
  • Animal Products Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Sciences Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • ANSC 48100 - Contemporary Issues in Animal Sciences
  • Agricultural Economics, Economics, or Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Production/Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 5.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Animal Sciences Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Agricultural Economics, Economics, or Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 7.00 - 8.00

13-14 Credits


Notes


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • ANSC courses must be at  2.0 or higher GPA to earn a BS in Animal Sciences
  • Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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