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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animal Sciences: Products Concentration, BS

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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 (multiple concentrations) Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (99-101 credits)

ANSC Restricted Selectives (21 credits, 18 credits must be 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 (66-68 credits)

(see ANSC Undergraduate Student Handbook)

Electives (19 - 21 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

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Program Requirements

14-15 Credits

16 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

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.

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

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