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(Archive) Animal Sciences (AN SC)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Animal Sciences (AN SC) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR ERSKINE H. CASH, Program Coordinator
COOPERATING DEPARTMENTS: Dairy and Animal Science and Poultry Science

Animal Science may be defined as the study and integration of all disciplines that relate to the function and care of animals for the benefit of humankind by providing companionship, food, fiber, and research. The Animal Sciences major includes references to all types of animals.

The educational experiences included in this major should prepare the student for a wide range of entry-level positions in production agriculture agribusiness, and allied industries, and provide preparation for the pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies leading to professional or advanced degrees. The student is expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of the biological and physical sciences underlying the functioning of all types of animals.

Realizing the wide range of career possibilities requiring diverse types of academic preparation, two options of study are available: the Business/Management Option and the Science Option.

For the B. S. degree in Animal Sciences, a minimum of 125 credits is required.

BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT OPTION: The primary objective of this option is to prepare the student for entry-level positions in agribusiness organizations and in the animal and food industries. The student may develop a program with specie specialization or diversity. The student may develop a foundation in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and other business-related areas. Graduates seek entry-level employment opportunities as loan officers with financial institutions; technical service and sales representatives for pharmaceutical, agri-chemical, feed or food producing companies; field representatives for breed organizations or producer cooperatives; public relations personnel for agribusiness companies; management trainees for numerous agribusiness firms; and management trainees or assistant managers of animal production units.

SCIENCE OPTION: The primary objective of this option is to prepare the student for entry into post-baccalaureate study programs in the animal and related sciences. Graduates who have obtained the proper qualifications may pursue advanced studies in a wide variety of disciplines, including animal science, biotechnology, genetics, microbiology, nutrition, physiology, operations research, and veterinary medicine. Graduates not desiring to pursue advanced studies seek entry-level employment opportunities as research technicians, technical service representatives for various industrial companies, food inspectors, laboratory animal caretakers, and public relations personnel.

ANIMAL SCIENCES MINOR: Students must take AN SC 001(4)[1], AN SC 290(1), AN SC 301(3)[1], select 3 credits from AN SC 205(3)[1] or 300 GN(3)[1], select 3 credits from AN SC 305(3)[1], 306(3)[1], 308(3)[1], 309(3)[1], 310(3)[1], 311(3)[1], 327(3)[1], and select 6 credits of 400-level AN SC courses for a total of 20 credits. (A grade of C or better must be obtained in the courses marked with an asterisk in order to complete the minor.)

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(18 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 0-9 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 88-97 credits
(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 39-46 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (23 credits)
AN SC 001(4)[1], 205(3)[1], 290W(1), 300 GN(3)[1], CHEM 034(3) (Sem: 3-4)
AN SC 295(1), 301(3)[1], 490W(1), B M B 101(3) (Sem: 3-6)
AN SC 400(1) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (13-18 credits)
AG EC 101 GS or ECON 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 6-8 credits from:
-- select 3-4 from MATH 021 GQ(3), 022 GQ(3), 110 GQ(4), or 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
-- select 2-4 from CMPSC 101 GQ(3), 203 GQ(4), MATH 022 GQ(3), 111 GQ(2), 141 GQ(4), STAT 100 GQ(3), 200 GQ(4), or 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits)[1] from AN SC 305(3), 306(3), 308(3), 309(3), 310(3), 311(3), or 327(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 1-4 credits from AN SC 406(1), 407(3), 409(2), 410(4), or 411(2) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3-5 credits)
Select 3-5 credits in writing and speaking skills courses from department list (Sem: 7-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 49-51 credits

BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT OPTION: 50-51 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (10 credits)
CHEM 011(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4) (Sem: 3-4)
AN SC 322(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (17-18 credits)
BIOL 011 GN(3), 012 GN(1); or 110 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
AG EC 102(3) or MKTG 221(3) (Sem: 3-4)
AG EC 200(3) or MGMT 100(3) (Sem: 3-4)
MICRB 106 GN(3), 107 GN(1); or MICRB 201(3), 202(2) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from AN SC 305(3), 306(3), 308(3), 309(3), 310(3), 311(3), or 327(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (23 credits)
Select 23 credits (at least 9 credits of business and 9 credits of production courses; 12 credits must be 400-level courses) from department list (Sem: 5-8)
(Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.)

SCIENCE OPTION: 49-51 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (34 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOL 110 GN(4), CHEM 035(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B M B 102(1), 121(2) (Sem: 5-6)
MICRB 201(3), 202(2), PHYS 215 GN(4) (Sem: 5-6)
AN SC 423(3), 431W(4) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (10 credits)
BIOL 220W GN(4), 230W GN(4), or 240W GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
AGRO 028(3) or SOILS 101(3) (Sem: 5-6)
AN SC 322(3), BIOL 033 GN(3), or 222(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (5-7 credits)
Select 5-7 credits of 400-level courses from department list
(Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.) (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.


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1999

Blue Sheet Item #: 26-06-001

Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)

 

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