Degree Requirements

Students majoring in animal science for the B.S. degree may choose to focus on one of five emphases: animal business, production, science, meat science and meat science business. In addition, the department also directs the preprofessional course preparation for veterinary medicine and the Equine Science Certificate Program. Degree plans are also available for students interested in preprofessional health and nursing. The degree plans below are for the 2014-2015 Catalog Year.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science - Business Option
Prepares students for careers in all facets of livestock production and subsidiary support services by blending animal science with business and economics courses.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science - Animal Production Option
Provides students with the latest scientific principles for efficient livestock production, marketing and processing.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science - Animal Science Option
Provides training in advanced basic sciences to prepare students for study towards an advanced degree.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science - Meat Science Option
Prepares students for a career in meat processing, science and safety.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science - Meat Science Business Option
Prepares students for careers in the meat science industry by blending science courses with business and economics courses.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science - Equine Science Option
Provides training in advances basic sciences to prepare students for study towards an advances degree with an equine emphasis or a career in an equine specific animal science industry.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science - Equine Assisted Therapy Option
A specialized option that prepares students for a career in the field of equine therapy and handicapped rehabilitation.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science - Equine Production OptionDesigned to prepare students to enter the equine industry with training in all the aspects of equine management.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science - Pre-Med Option
Provides students with the prerequisite courses necessary for most medical school programs.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science - Pre-Vet Option
Provides students with the prerequisite courses necessary for most veterinary school programs.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science - Nursing Option
Provides students with the prerequisite courses necessary for most nursing school programs.

Equine Science Certificate Program

Application and Audit for Equine Science Certificate Program