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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animal Sciences: Products Concentration, BS

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

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 (66-68 credits)

Electives (19-21 credits)

  • Elective - Credit Hours: 19.00-21.00

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

14 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

16 Credits

14 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

16 Credits

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: 5.00

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

14-15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Animal Sciences Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 8.00-10.00

13-15 Credits


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA in ANSC courses required to earn degree 
  • 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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