Animal Science & Management, Bachelor of Science College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Anne Todgham, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

The Major Program

The Animal Science & Management major combines a thorough education in the basic biology of domestic animal species with a strong background in agricultural economics. Graduates of this interdisciplinary major will be well positioned to adjust to our rapidly changing world and job market.

The Program

The interdisciplinary program in Animal Science and Management combines a fundamental background in the natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physiology, nutrition, genetics, mathematics, and behavior), with an understanding of economics and humanities. After completing preparatory courses, students focus on both the animal species that interest them (horses, cattle, sheep, companion animals, goats, fish, crustaceans or mollusks, among others) and principles of managerial economics (marketing, finance, business organization, or systems analysis). Students preparing for medical or veterinary school can meet professional entrance requirements with those of this major if they plan ahead.

Career Alternatives

Job opportunities for successful graduates are plentiful and include positions with banking and financial institutions, agribusiness, Peace Corps, and farms of all scales. Most Animal Science and Management graduates are well prepared for professional study (medical, law, veterinary, and graduate business schools) as well as graduate research programs leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Advanced degrees open doors to work as extension specialists, farm advisors, and teachers, and prepare students for international service.

Lead Faculty Advisor

L. Allen Pettey, Ph.D.

Written & Oral Expression
Choose two; if not chosen for English College Requirement:8
Group Communication
Organizational Communication
Introduction to Mass Communication
Advanced Composition
Writing in the Disciplines: Special Topics
Writing in the Disciplines: Biology
Writing in the Disciplines: History
Writing in the Disciplines: International Relations
Writing in the Disciplines: Engineering
Writing in the Disciplines: Food Science & Technology
Writing in the Disciplines: Environmental Writing
Writing in the Professions: Business Writing
Writing in the Professions: Law
Writing in the Professions: Journalism
Writing in the Professions: Elementary & Secondary Education
Writing in the Professions: Science
Writing in the Professions: Health
Written & Oral Expression Subtotal8
Preparatory Subject Matter
Animal Science8
Domestic Animals & People
Introductory Animal Science
Biological Science15
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology & Evolution
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity & the Tree of Life
Chemistry16
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course
Choose one:3-4
Application of Computers in Technology
Introduction to Computers
Economics8
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Management8
Elementary Accounting
Elementary Accounting
Mathematics; choose a series:9-12
Short Calculus
and Short Calculus
and Short Calculus
Calculus for Biology & Medicine
and Calculus for Biology & Medicine
and Calculus for Biology & Medicine
Calculus
and Calculus
and Calculus
Choose one:4
Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences
Applied Statistics for Business & Economics
Or other courses in quantitative skills with prior approval of the Master Advisor.
Preparatory Subject Matter Subtotal71-75
Depth Subject Matter
Biological Science4
Genes & Gene Expression
Nutrition4
Animal Nutrition
Choose one:5
Systemic Physiology
Animal Physiology
Business Management16
Agricultural & Resource Economics
Intermediate Microeconomics: Theory of Production & Consumption
Choose one:
Fundamentals of Marketing Management
Agricultural Markets
Managerial Marketing
International Commodity & Resource Markets
Choose one:
Agricultural Policy
Cooperative Business Enterprises
Farm Management
Farm & Rural Resources Appraisal
Analysis for Operations & Production Management
Choose one:
Agricultural Applications of Linear Programming
Operations Research & Management Science
Depth Subject Matter Subtotal29
Area of Specializations
Choose one area of specialization below:14-16
Area of Specializations Subtotal14-16
Restricted Electives
Choose at least two additional courses with approval of advisor; minimum 8 units; duplicate from Depth Subject Matter courses not counted:8-10
Business Law
Fundamentals of Organization Management
Fundamentals of Marketing Management
Tax Accounting
Agricultural Policy
Agricultural Markets
Cooperative Business Enterprises
Managerial Marketing
International Commodity & Resource Markets
Farm Management
Personal Finance
Investments
Real Estate Economics
Farm & Rural Resources Appraisal
Agricultural Labor
Operations Research & Management Science
Analysis for Operations & Production Management
Environmental Economics
Animal Welfare
Principles & Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior
Domestic Animal Behavior Laboratory
Advanced Horse Production
Fish Production
Invertebrate Aquaculture
Principles of Meat Science
Meat Science Laboratory
Animal Growth & Development
Lactation
Equine Exercise Physiology
Equine Nutrition
Advanced Equine Reproduction
Agricultural Applications of Linear Programming
Environmental Stewardship in Animal Production Systems
Reproduction & Early Development in Aquatic Animals
Techniques & Practices of Fish Culture
Techniques & Practices of Avian Culture
Management of Laboratory Animals
Equine Enterprise Management
Companion Animal Care & Management
Pig & Poultry Care & Management
Beef Cattle & Sheep Production
Meat Processing & Marketing
Dairy Cattle Production
Dairy Processing & Marketing
Farrier Science
Ethics of Animal Use
Internship in Animal Science
Research in Animal Science
ANS 194H series; only one quarter of ANS 194H series may be used:
Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Animal Science
Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Animal Science
Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Animal Science
Avian Biology
Avian Development & Genomics
Raptor Biology
Avian Reproduction
Management of Birds
Egg Production Management
Nutrition of Birds
Animal Cytogenetics
Horse Genetics
Genetics & Animal Breeding
Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques
Ruminant Nutrition & Digestive Physiology
Comparative Animal Nutrition
Comparative Animal Nutrition Laboratory
Nutrition & Feeding of Finfishes
Animal Biochemistry & Metabolism (strongly recommended)
Animal Biochemistry & Metabolism
Theory & Practice of Bioinformatics
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Avian Physiology
Physiology of Reproduction
Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory
Physiology of the Endocrine Glands
Biology & Conservation of Fishes
Laboratory in Biology & Conservation of Fishes
Physiological Ecology of Wildlife
Restricted Electives Subtotal8-10
Total Units130-138

Aquatic Animals Specialization

ANS 018Introductory Aquaculture4
Choose one:4
Fish Production
Invertebrate Aquaculture
ANS 131Reproduction & Early Development in Aquatic Animals4
ANS 148Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries4
Total Units16

Companion Animals Specialization

ANS 042Introductory Companion Animal Biology4
ANS 140Management of Laboratory Animals4
ANS 142Companion Animal Care & Management4
ANS 148Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries4
Total Units16

Dairy Specialization

ANS 041Domestic Animal Production2
ANS 041LDomestic Animal Production Laboratory2
ANS 146Dairy Cattle Production5
ANS 147Dairy Processing & Marketing3
ANS 148Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries4
Total Units16

Equine Specialization

ANS 015Introductory Horse Husbandry3
ANS 115Advanced Horse Production4
ANS 141Equine Enterprise Management4
ANS 148Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries4
Total Units15

Livestock Specialization

ANS 041Domestic Animal Production2
ANS 041LDomestic Animal Production Laboratory2
Choose one:4
Pig & Poultry Care & Management
Beef Cattle & Sheep Production
ANS 145Meat Processing & Marketing4
ANS 148Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries4
Total Units16

Poultry Specialization

AVS 011Introduction to Poultry Science3
ANS 143Pig & Poultry Care & Management4
ANS 145Meat Processing & Marketing4
ANS 148Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries4
Total Units15

Individualized Specialization

Students may, with prior approval of their advisor and the Master Advisor, design their own individualized specialization within the major. The specialization will consist of four to six courses with one of the courses being ANS 148. The other courses will include an introduction, care and management, and processing and/or marketing aspects of the animal of interest.