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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Animal Sciences: Biosciences Concentration, BS


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About the Program

The Department of Animal Sciences offers this specialization that is intended for students seeking careers in research or technical services related to animal nutrition, growth and development, animal genetics, reproduction, animal well-being, and management. Those in this specialization should have a strong interest in and curiosity in discovery and have enjoyed their high school biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics courses. Students who aspire to careers in research and teaching in colleges and universities or in agribusinesses should enroll in this option. It can also be used as an excellent preparation for professional careers such as human medical doctors, veterinarians, dentists, and employment in the nutrition, genomics, and pharmaceutical industries. Graduates continuing for the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in animal sciences qualify for numerous research, teaching, or extension positions in industry, government, universities, and colleges.

Animal Sciences (multiple concentrations) Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (111-112 credits)


ANSC Restricted Selectives (21 credits, 18 credits must be 30000 or higher)


(see ANSC Undergraduate Student Handbook)

  • 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

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (78-79 credits)


(see ANSC Undergraduate Student Handbook)

Electives (8-9 credits)


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


  • 2.0 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

Additional Degree Requirements


For supplemental information click here .

Program Requirements


15 Credits


15-16 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Animal Genetics Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00
  • Animal Nutrition Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • ANSC 48100 - Contemporary Issues in Animal Sciences
  • Animal Production/Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written or Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Animal Products Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science Selectives - Credit Hours: 6.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 4.00 - 5.00

13-14 Credits


Notes


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Minimum 2.0 GPA required in Animal Science courses

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

Critical Course


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