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Animal Science Minor

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (AN SC)

The Animal Science minor is designed for students who wish to supplement their academic major with studies in animal science. Students are required to complete a minimum of 23 credits, at least 6 of which must be at the 400 level. A grade of C or better must be obtained in each course in order to complete the minor.

The core of prescribed courses develops a foundation in the various basic disciplines of animal science. Additional courses may be selected by the student to emphasize the production/management of beef cattle, companion animals, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, or swine or to emphasize genetics, nutrition, or physiology.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


PRESCRIBED COURSES (11 credits)[1]
ANSC 201(4), ANSC 290(1), ANSC 301(3) (Sem: 3-4)
CHEM 202(3) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-7 credits)[1]
Select 3 credits from ANSC 207(2) and ANSC 208(1); or ANSC 300 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits from ANSC 305(3), ANSC 306(3), ANSC 308(4), ANSC 309(4), ANSC 310(3), ANSC 311(4), ANSC 327(3), CHEM 210(3) (Sem:3-6)

Select 6 credits of 400-level AN SC courses (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-06-000

Review Date: 04/14/2015



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