College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Animal Sciences - Minor

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The Minor in Animal Sciences allows you to capture basic knowledge related to the management of equine and livestock production.  This can serve as a perfect complement if you are in a traditional agriculture major or enrolled in a life sciences based program looking to expand your knowledge and increase your competitiveness toward related employment possibilities.

Classes & Requirements

The minor in Animal Sciences requires 15 hours.

What You'll Study

Minor Prerequisites

Note that several classes in both Group A and Group B have prerequisites beyond ASC 101. These are indicated in parenthesis following the courses below. Students taking the minor are responsible for satisfying the prerequisites.

 

Minor Requirements

ASC 101 Domestic Animal Biology ........................................................ 3

ASC 102 Introduction to Livestock and Poultry Production (ASC 101)

or ASC 382 Animal Production Principles ............................................. 3

Additional Course Work .......................................................................... 9

At least 9 credit hours must be selected from the list that follows (Groups A and B). At least one course must be selected from Group A and one course from Group B.

Group A

ASC 300 Meat Science (ASC 101 and 102) ......................................... 4

ASC 325 Animal Physiology (BIO 152) ................................................. 3

ASC 362 Animal Breeding and Genetics (ASC 101 and BIO 152) .... 4

ASC 364 Reproductive Physiology of Farm Animals

        (ASC 101 and BIO 152) ................................................................... 4

ASC 378 Animal Nutrition and Feeding

        (ASC 101 and CHE 230 or 236) ...................................................... 3

ASC 380 Applied Animal Nutrition (ASC 378) ..................................... 3

Group B

ASC 340 Poultry Production (ASC 101 or 102) .................................... 2

ASC 404G Sheep Science (ASC 300, 362, 364, 378) .......................... 4

ASC 406 Beef Cattle Science (ASC 300, 362, 364, 378) ..................... 4

ASC 408G Swine Production (ASC 101 and 102) ................................ 3

ASC 410G Equine Science (ASC 310, 364, 378) .................................. 3

ASC 420G Dairy Cattle Management (ASC 325, 364, 378) ................ 3