2022-2023 Catalog With Addendum 
    May 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog With Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animal Science, Livestock Production, BS (ANSC-LP)

BS: Animal Science Degree Plan (ANSC)

The animal science degree is designed to prepare students to effectively serve the livestock industry by producing graduates conversant in issues related to animal agriculture. The curriculum is designed for academically talented students interested in the application of biology and technology to the care, management and study of domestic animals. While the program emphasizes traditional farm species of dairy cattle, beef cattle and swine, it also addresses companion animals, small ruminants, and poultry. The animal science curriculum contains a fundamental animal science core accompanied by emphasis tracks. The tracks are pre-veterinary medicine and health, business and industry, livestock management, and biotechnology and research. Graduates are prepared for admission to professional and/or graduate programs for advanced studies or entry into career fields.

University Requirements

Please see the University Requirements  section of this catalog.

Major Requirements

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Core

Total: 12 Credit Hours

Experiential Learning

Students are required to complete an experiential learning component.

Choose one option from the list below:

Total: 3 Credit Hours

Animal Science Core

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours

Livestock Production (LP)

Choose 15 credit hours from the following menu:

(Choose no more than 9 hours within a single discipline.) 


Science Requirements

Total: 27 Credit Hours

Choose 3 hours from the courses below:

Total: 13 Credit Hours


Minimum - 2 Credit Hours

Total Major Hours: 72

Other Graduation Requirements

Minimum GPA for graduation: 2.00
Minimum advanced hours: 33
Minimum total hours: 128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.