Dec 04, 2020  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog

Animal Sciences: Behavior/Well-Being Concentration, BS


About the Program

Students desiring a balance of animal production, behavioral sciences, and well-being are best served by this option in the department of Animal Sciences. Careers available as managers of animal production units (e.g., beef cow-calf or feed lot manager, flock supervisor, swine manager or horse trainer or breeder). Limited career opportunities may be available as an animal trainer, zoo environmental enhancement specialist, companion animal consultant, breed association animal well-being specialist, and pet safety education specialist for a humane society. Students interested in advanced studies can become animal behavior consultants or scientists at universities.

Animal Sciences

See ANSC Undergraduate Student Handbook for more information.

Animal Sciences Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (36 credits)


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


Additional Degree Requirements


Animal Sciences Supplemental Information  

Electives (9-10 credits)


  • Electives - Credit Hours: 9.00-10.00


College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements



University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


15 Credits


15-16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


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

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • (Capstone)
  • Animal Production/Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Sciences Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Behavior/Well-being Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Behavior/Well-being Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Animal Products Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 5.00-6.00

14-15 Credits


Notes


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • 2.0 GPA required for Animal Science Courses
  • Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

World Language Courses


World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language

ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-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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