Four-Year Degree Plan

The animal science degree may be completed in four years or eight semesters. However, the four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This plan is a recommended course schedule. Your schedule may vary depending on course availability and electives. A projected course offering list is provided on the course rotation page. Consult with your advisor to develop a program of study that fulfills program requirements and prepares you for your career.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGS 101 Animal Science 4
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CSC 101 (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.) -0
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics or higher 3
Total hours16-17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment
or AGP 103 Plant Science
3
CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry
or CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen
or CHM 160 General Chemistry I
3-4
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
General education requirement 3
Agriculture elective 3
Total hours16-17

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I 4
BIO 101 Biology in Your World
or BIO 121 General Biology I
3-4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General education requirement 3
General education requirement 3
Total hours16-17

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGR 300 Food and Agricultural Chemistry 3
AGR 320 Writing in the Applied Sciences 3
General education requirement 3
General education requirement 3
Agriculture electives 3-5
Total hours15-17

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGS 302 Reproductive Physiology 3
AGS 316 Animal Breeding 3
AGS 310 Animal Nutrition 3
General education requirement 3
Agriculture electives 3-5
Total hours12-14

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGS 301 Physiology of Farm Animals 3
AGS 311 Feeds and Feeding 3
AGA 375 (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.) -0
Agriculture electives 3-5
Total hours17-18

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGR 490 Agronomy/Horticulture Senior Seminar 1
General education or agriculture electives 12-15
Total hours13-18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
General education or agriculture electives 15
Total hours15