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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Animal Sciences: Production Concentration, BS


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About the Program

Opportunities associated with this Department of Animal Sciences option include the leadership and management of any enterprise that deals with the daily production and care of animals. This could include food animal species of beef or dairy cattle, chickens, ducks, fish, sheep, swine, or turkeys or many companion animal species including cats, dogs, horses, and many exotic or zoo animals. This option is the best balance of science, business, and the enterprise management subjects designed to prepare someone to manage live animals. Enterprises might be owned by the graduate’s family, the graduate, or any agribusiness company. Graduates of this option often serve as technical support staff for input companies, as field or services representatives in various commodity organizations, livestock sale companies, or procurement officers for meat processing companies. You may be well suited for an animal production management career if you enjoy working with and supervising people, have good oral communication and problem-solving skills as well as competencies working with animals directly. Experience with the raising and managing of animals is essential since you will be expected to interact and relate to managers, veterinarians, business representatives, and owners of animal enterprises.

Animal Sciences (multiple concentrations) Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (107-108 credits)


ANSC Restricted Selectives (21 credits, 18 credits must be from 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 (74-75 credits)


(see ANSC Undergraduate Student Handbook)

Electives (12 - 13 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


14-15 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Animal Genetics Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00
  • Animal Products Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Enterprise Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Production/Management Selective (Non-ANSC) - Credit Hours: 3.00

13 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • ANSC 48100 - Contemporary Issues in Animal Sciences
  • Animal Production/Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Sciences Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Enterprise Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Production/Management Selective (Non-ANSC) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 7.00 - 8.00

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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