The Animal Sciences Major

Any student enrolled in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) may declare their major as Animal Sciences. In order to receive a Bachelor of Science degree, SEBS requires 128 credits be completed upon graduation. All students who declare an Animal Sciences major must complete the following core coursework in addition to the requirements for SEBS:

The Animal Sciences major has five (5) different curriculum options available to undergraduate students. These options include: (a) Preveterinary Medicine and Research; (b) Companion Animal Science; (c) Equine Science; (d) Laboratory Animal Science; and (e) Production Animal Science. The coursework specific to each option are listed below.

Additionally, each major option now has a checklist associated with it. These checklists can be used to: (1) understand the requirements for each option; and (2) track degree progression. Don't forget to continually check Degree Navigator as that is the official program for degree completion!

Preveterinary Medicine and Research (curriculum progression checklist)

  • Organic Chemistry and Lab (01:160:307, 308, 311)
  • General Biochemistry (11:115:403 & 404)
  • General Microbiology (11:680:390 OR 01:447:390)
  • Basic Statistics for Research (01:960:401)
  • Calculus (01:640:135 OR 151)
  • Physics I, II, and Lab (01:750:193, 194 OR 203-206 OR 201 & 202)
  • Three (3) Preveterinary Course Electives
  • Nine (9) credits of Experience-Based Education
  • Six (6) credits of Advisor-Approved Electives

Companion Animal Science (curriculum progression checkist)

  • Elementary Organic Chemistry and Lab (01:160:209 & 211)
  • Introductory Biochemistry and Lab (11:115:301 & 313)
  • Precalculus (01:640:111 & 112 OR 115) OR Calculus (01:640:135 OR 151)
  • Careers in Animal Science (11:067:101)
  • Companion Animal Science (11:067:250)
  • Animal Diseases (11:067:404)
  • Animal Behavior (11:704:441)
  • Economics (11:373:121 OR 102 AND 122 OR 103])
  • Two (2) Behavior Elective Courses
  • Nine (9) credits of Experience-Based Education
  • Six (6) credits of Advisory- Approved Electives

Equine Science (curriculum progression checklist)

  • Elementary Organic Chemistry and Lab (01:160:209 & 211)
  • Precalculus (01:640:111 & 112 OR 115) OR Calculus (01:640:135 OR 151)
  • Microeconomics (11:373:121 OR 01:220:102)
  • Macroeconomics (11:373:122 OR 01:220:103)
  • Introduction to Marketing (11:373:231)
  • Introduction to Management (11:373:241)
  • Horse Management (11:067:384)
  • Equine Nutrition (11:067:390)
  • Equine Exercise Physiology (11:067:402)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (33:010:272)
  • Nine (9) credits of Experience-Based Education
  • Six (6) credits of Advisory- Approved Electives

Laboratory Animal Science (curriculum progression checklist)

Production Animal Science (curriculum progression checklist)

  • Elementary Organic Chemistry and Lab (01:160:209 & 211)
  • Precalculus (01:640:111 & 112 OR 115) OR Calculus (01:640:135 OR 151)
  • Microeconomics (11:373:121 OR 01:220:102)
  • Macroeconomics (11:373:122 OR 01:220:103)
  • Introduction to Marketing (11:373:231)
  • Introduction to Management (11:373:241)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (33:010:272)
  • Livestock Production and Management and Lab (11:067:336 & 338)
  • Farm Productivity Analysis in the Animal Sciences (11:067:406)
  • Six (6) Production Animal Science Course Electives
  • Nine (9) credits of Experience-Based Education
  • Six (6) credits of Advisor-Approved Electives