May 27, 2022
About the Program
Animal sciences offers a sound education in science and prepares students for scientific careers in animal agriculture. Biotechnological industries seek animal science graduates, frequently offering unprecedented opportunities. In addition, students are prepared for graduate study in specialized fields of animal genetics, nutrition, physiology, food science, or management. Students interested in continuing to a professional school, such as dentistry, medicine, or veterinary medicine, find this program to provide excellent preparation.
- Animal Agribusiness
- Preveterinary Medicine
Animal Sciences (multiple concentrations) Website
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Animal Sciences-Products is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
120 credits required for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (100-101 credits)
Required Major Courses (12 credits)
ANSC Restricted Selectives (21 credits)
(see ANSC Undergraduate Student Handbook)
- Animal Genetics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
- Animal Nutrition Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Animal Physiology Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 3.00
- Animal Production/Management selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Animal Products Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 4.00
- Animal Sciences Selectives - Credit Hours: 4.00 - 8.00
Electives (19-20 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 19.00 - 20.00
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
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
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
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
Spring 4th Year
- Animal Sciences Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours: 9.00 - 10.00
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
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.
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.
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