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Animal Biosciences

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HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE + RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Animal biosciences is a life science degree with the added benefits of extensive hands-on animal experience and the opportunity to do laboratory or farm-based research. Animal bioscientists answer questions related to how animals and animal systems function, solving problems related to producing healthy and productive livestock and companion animals. Students interested in the fundamental biology of any kind of animal will find this a focused, practical major with a variety of in-demand career options available after graduation. Graduates are prepared to pursue post-graduate, research-based degrees (M.S. and/or Ph.D.) in the animal biosciences. The curriculum includes an animal science core (anatomy, nutrition, physiology, health, disease, genetics and behavior) complemented by animal bioscience interest areas in animal nutrition, animal physiology and animal health.

CAREER PATHS

  • Government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration or Center for Veterinary Medicine
  • Private animal nutrition or animal pharmaceutical company
  • University research and education

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Animal science (animal nutrition, animal physiology or animal genetics)
  • Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Animal health (animal immunology or animal virology)

What’s special about this program?

Students will develop expertise in the interest area of their choice to enhance their application for graduate programs in that area. The curriculum also includes prerequisite courses suggested for admission to graduate programs in animal science and in biology (calculus, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology). Among our faculty, animal bioscientists are engaged in research and education in animal nutrition, animal diseases, animal immunology and animal genetics.

Get Involved

Animal Science Club

Ag Ambassadors

Agricultural College Council (AgCC)

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity (AGR)

Alpha Zeta (AZ)

Collegiate 4-H

Collegiate FFA

Ducks Unlimited

The Entomology Club

Equestrian Team

Food Science Club

Horticulture Club

Food Marketing Club

Sigma Alpha Sorority (SA)

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)

The Wildlife Society

Sample curriculum

ANFS 101

 

Animals, Science and Society (3 cr.) 

 

ANFS 111

 

Animal and Food Science Laboratory (1 cr.) 

 

CHEM 103 or CHEM  107

 

General Chemistry or General Chemistry for Life Sciences I (4 cr.)

 

MATH 221

 

Calculus I (3 cr.) 

 

Breadth Requirement (1/3)

 

 

First Year Seminar

 

 

 

ANFS 240

 

Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals (4 cr.) 

 

BISC 207

 

Introductory Biology I (4 cr.)

 

ENGL 110

 

Seminar in Composition (3 cr.) 

 

CHEM 104 or CHEM 108

 

General Chemistry or General Chemistry for Life Sciences II (4 cr.)

 

STAT 200

 

Basic Statistical Practice (3 cr.) 

 

ANFS 345

 

Introduction to Animal Physiology (1 cr.) 

 

AGRI 224

 

One Health (3 cr.)

 

CHEM 321

 

Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.)

 

CHEM 325

 

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 cr.)

 

Breadth Requirement (2/3)

 

 

 

ANFS 251

 

Animal Nutrition (4 cr.) 

 

ANFS 265

 

Perspectives in Career and Professional Development (1 cr.)

 

BISC 208

 

Introductory Biology II (4 cr.) 

 

CHEM 322

 

Organic Chemistry II (3 cr.)

 

CHEM 326

 

Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 cr.)

 

Breadth Requirement (3/3)

 

 

ANFS 332

 

Introduction to Animal Diseases (3 cr.) 

 

 

ANFS 310

 

Animal and Plant Genetics Laboratory (1 cr.) 

 

 

ANFS 350

 

Animal Behavior (3 cr.)

 

 

BISC 300

 

Introduction to Microbiology (4 cr.) 

 

 

Free Elective (1/6)

 

 

 

Interest Area (1/3)

 

 

 

ANFS 310

 

Animal and Plant Genetics Laboratory (1 cr.) 

 

 

PLSC 300

 

Principles of Animal and Plant Genetics (3 cr.)

 

 

ANFS 475 or CHEM 527

 

Veterinary Biochemistry or Biochemistry (3 cr.)

 

 

ANFS 450

 

Applied Biomedical Communication (3 cr.)

 

 
Interest Area (2/3)    

Free Elective (2/6)

   

Interest Area (3/3)

 

Capstone/DLE Requirement

 

Multicultural Requirement

 

Free Elective (3/6)

 

Free Elective (4/6)

 

Free Elective (5/6)

 

Free Elective (6/6)

 

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