Oct 18, 2017
About the Program
This Department of Animal Sciences option is meant to prepare students who are interested in the live animal production of quality animal products combined with the ever-growing further processing industry of safe, healthful food. Opportunities include product-development managers; meat scientists; live-animal procurement managers; and sales positions in milk, egg, or meat processing industries. Many graduates become graders and inspectors at the farm or manufacturing level for milk, meat and eggs; commercial and seedstock animal production evaluators and breeders; or university or industry researchers and product developers. Graduates continuing for the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in growth and development, food science, agricultural economics, or muscle biology qualify for numerous research, teaching, or extension positions in industry, government, universities, and colleges. You should enjoy the challenge of applying basic information to the solution of practical problems as well as the challenges of working in the consumer-driven food industries.
Animal Sciences (multiple concentrations) Website
Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Animal Sciences: Products include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
120 credits required for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (100-101 credits)
Required Major Courses (12 credits)
ANSC Restricted Selectives (21 credits)
(see ANSC Undergraduate Student Handbook)
- Animal Genetics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
- Animal Nutrition Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Animal Physiology Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 3.00
- Animal Production/Management selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Animal Products Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 4.00
- Animal Sciences Selectives - Credit Hours: 4.00 - 8.00
Electives (19-20 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 19.00 - 20.00
University Core Requirements
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
- 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
- 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
- 9 credits International Understanding
- 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
- 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture
Spring 3rd Year
- Animal Genetics Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00
- Animal Physiology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours: 4.00
Spring 4th Year
- Animal Sciences Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours: 9.00 - 10.00
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.
Official and complete prerequisite lists are in the course catalog; the incomplete listing presented here regards this program and course sequencing.
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
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.