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B.S. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
53-57
Animal Science 1, 2, 41, 41L 12
Biological Sciences 2A, 2B, 2C 15
Chemistry 2A, 2B and 8A, 8B or 118A, 118B 16-18
Mathematics 16A, 16B or 17A, 17B or 21A, 21B 6-8
Plant Sciences 120 or Statistics 100 4
Note: Some professional and graduate schools may require additional preparatory subject matter. Please consult the advising center.
Depth Subject Matter
39-43
Biology: Biological Sciences 101; Animal Genetics 107; Animal Biology 102, 103; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101 or Animal Science 100 24
Integrative Animal Biology: Animal Science 123, 124, and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 121 and 121L 13
Laboratory: Select one from the following: Animal Genetics 111; Animal Science 106, 136, 137, or 139; Microbiology 102L; Molecular and Cellular Biology 120L or 160L; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101L or 104L; Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology 126L 2-6
Area of Specialization
20-23
Choose one area of specialization below; the program of study must be approved in advance by your faculty adviser. Courses must be taken for a letter grade.
Animal Science with a Disciplinary Focus 20
Select 20 upper division units, with approval from your faculty adviser, to form a coherent series of courses in one of the following disciplines: animal behavior, biochemistry, genetics, nutrition, or physiology.
Aquatic Animals 20
Animal Science 18 and 131; Nutrition 124; and Animal Science 118 or 119. Select additional upper division units from any Animal Genetics or Animal Science course, or other courses approved by your faculty adviser. Students in this specialization must take Animal Science 136 to meet their Laboratory Depth Subject Matter requirement.
Students in this specialization may elect to substitute any of Biological Sciences 104, Evolution and Ecology 112, or Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 120 and 121 for the 12-unit requirement under Integrative Animal Biology, with approval of your faculty adviser.
Avian Sciences 20
Avian Sciences 13, 100, 150; Nutrition 123, 123L.
Select additional upper division units from any Animal Genetics, Animal Science, or Avian Sciences courses or other courses approved by your adviser. Students in this specialization must substitute Avian Sciences 103, 121, and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 117 for the Animal Science 124 and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 121 and 121L requirement under Integrative Animal Biology.
Companion and Captive Animals 20
Animal Science 42, 142; Nutrition 115 or 122 or 123 and 123L; Animal Science 170. Select additional upper division units from any Animal Genetics, Animal Science or Avian Sciences course, or from Nutrition 115, 122, 123, 123L or other courses.
Equine Science 20
Animal Science 15, 115, 141 and one of Animal Science 125, 126 or 127.
Select additional upper division units from any Animal Genetics or Animal Science course, or from Nutrition 115, 122, 123, 123L or other courses approved by your faculty adviser.
Laboratory Animals 23
Animal Science 42, 103, 140, Nutrition
123, 123L, Animal Science 104 or Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 102, and Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology 100 or Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 123.
Livestock and Dairy 20
Select two of Animal Science 143, 144, 146; Animal Science 145 or 147; Nutrition 115.
Select additional upper division units from any Animal Genetics, Animal Science or Avian Sciences course, or from Nutrition 122, 123, 123L or other courses approved by your faculty adviser.
Poultry 20
Avian Sciences 11, 100, 150; Animal Science 143; Avian Sciences 149 or Food Science and Technology 121; Nutrition 123, 123L.
Select additional upper division units from any Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Avian Sciences, or other courses approved by your faculty adviser.
Students in this specialization must substitute Avian Sciences 103, 121, and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 117 for the Animal Science 124 and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 121 and 121L requirement under Integrative Animal Biology.
Total Units for the Major
112-125

Minor Program Requirements:

The Department of Animal Science offers five minor programs open to students majoring in other disciplines who wish to complement their study programs with a minor in Animal Science. Some courses have required prerequisites not included as part of the minor, and students should plan accordingly.
 
UNITS
Animal Science—Animal Biology
20
Animal Science 15, 42, 41 and 41L, or 41 and 21 3-4
Animal Science 103 or 104 3-4
Animal Science 123, 124, or Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 121 and 121L 4
Additional upper division courses 8-10
Select additional units to complete the 20-unit total from: upper division Animal Science courses, Animal Genetics courses, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 121, 121L, Nutrition 115, 122, 123, 123L. Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.
Animal Science—Animal Genetics
20
Animal Science 15, 42, 41 and 41L, or 41 and 21 3-4
Animal Genetics 107, 111 9
Additional upper division courses 7-8
Select additional units to complete the 20-unit total from: upper division Animal Science courses, Animal Genetics courses, Avian Science 103, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 121, 121L, Nutrition 115, 122, 123, 123L. Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.
Animal Science—Aquaculture
20
Animal Science 18 4
Animal Science 118, 119 8
Additional upper division courses 8
Select additional units to complete the 20-unit total from upper division Animal Science courses, Animal Genetics courses, Applied Biological Systems Technology 161, Nutrition 124, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 121. Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.
Animal Science—Dairy/Livestock
20
Animal Science 41 and 41L or 21 4
Animal Science 104 4
Additional upper division courses 12
Select four or eight units from Animal Science 143, 144, 146.
Select additional units to complete the 20-unit total from: upper division Animal Science courses, Animal Genetics courses, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 121, 121L, Nutrition 115, 122, 123, 123L. Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.
Animal Science—Equine
21
Animal Science 15 3
Animal Science 103 or 104 3-4
Animal Science 115, 141 8
Animal Science 125 or 126 3
One additional upper division course 2-3
Select from: upper division Animal Science courses, Animal Genetics courses, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 121, 121L, Nutrition 115, 122, 123, 123L. Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.
Minor Adviser. E.J. DePeters
Graduate Study. The Animal Biology Graduate Group offers a program of study and research leading to the M.S. or Ph.D, degree in Animal Biology. See Animal Biology (A Graduate Group); see also Graduate Studies.
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