Animal Science

Degree Offered

  • Associate of Arts

Nature of Program

This curriculum provides an opportunity to acquire the necessary background in agricultural economics, agronomy, breeding, nutrition, pathology, and physiology for careers in animal, dairy, or poultry production and management.

Career Opportunities

Employment is available in private industry, education, and federal and state agencies. Career opportunities include: animal, dairy, and poultry production and meat processing; testing and inspecting; technical sales; and basic research.

Admissions Requirements

Entering freshmen are admitted directly into the major.

General Education FOUNDATIONS

Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations
F1 - Composition & Rhetoric3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
F2A/F2B - Science & Technology4-6
F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills3-4
F4 - Society & Connections3
F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past3
F6 - The Arts & Creativity3
F7 - Global Studies & Diversity3
F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)9
Total Hours31-37

Curriculum Requirements

ENGL 101
ENGL 102
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research (GEF 1)
6
Select one of the following (GEF 3):3
College Algebra 5-Day
College Algebra 4-Day
College Algebra 3-Day
BIOL 101
BIOL 103
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory (GEF 2)
4
BIOL 102
BIOL 104
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 111Survey of Chemistry4
CHEM 112Survey of Chemistry4
A&VS 150Introduction to Animal Science2
A&VS 251Principles of Animal Science4
AGEE 101Global Food and Agricultural Industry (GEF 7)3
AGEE 110Microcomputer Applications in Agricultural Education3
or CS 101 Intro to Computer Applications
AGEE 220Group Organization and Leadership (GEF 6)3
ARE 150Introductory Agricultural and Agribusiness Economics (GEF 4)3
AGRL 111Professions in Agriculture (eq. WVUE 191)1
AGRL 112Professions in Agriculture1
AGRN 202
AGRN 203
Principles of Soil Science
and Principles of Soil Science Laboratory
4
PLSC 206Principles of Plant Science4
WMAN 150Principles of Conservation Ecology (GEF 5)3
Elective (AGEE, AGRL, AGRN, ARE, CDFS, ENVP, EQST, FMAN, FOR, HN&F, HORT, LARC, PLSC, SAGE, WDSC, and WMAN)3
Elective1
Total Hours60

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (GEF 1)3ENGL 102 (GEF 1)3
BIOL 101
BIOL 103 (GEF 2)
4AGRL 1121
Select one of the following (GEF 3):3BIOL 102
BIOL 104
4
 WMAN 150 (GEF 5)3
 ARGL Elective3
  
ARE 150 (GEF 4)3 
A&VS 1502 
AGRL 111 (eq. WVUE 191)1 
 16 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 1114CHEM 1124
PLSC 2064AGRN 202
AGRN 203
4
AGEE 101 (GEF 7)3A&VS 2514
AGEE 110 or CS 1013AGEE 220 (GEF 6)3
Elective1 
 15 15
Total credit hours: 60

Major Learning Goals

animal science

  1. Graduates will acquire a high level of competency in the basic sciences required for disciplinary competency.
  2. Graduates will integrate basic knowledge and managerial skills related to the animal, nutritional and food sciences disciplines.
  3. Graduates will acquire sufficient written and oral communication skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills to effectively impact lifelong societal and professional developments critical to their respective discipline of interest.
  4. Graduates will attain depth of knowledge relative to the scope of subfield of the animal and nutritional sciences related to animal production, management and marketing