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

Animal Sciences: Biosciences Concentration, BS


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

See ANSC Undergraduate Student Handbook for more information.

Animal Sciences Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (33 credits)


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


Additional Degree Requirements


Animal Sciences Supplemental Information  

Electives (8-9 credits)


  • Electives - Credit Hours: 8.00-9.00


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


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


  • (Capstone)
  • 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 (20000+ level) - 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.

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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