BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Animal Science

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2021-22 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGS 101 Animal Science 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics or higher 3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
BIO 101 Biology in Your World
or BIO 121 General Biology I
3-4
AGR 100 Food Security 3
AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment
or AGP 103 Plant Science
or AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I
3-4
General Education Requirement 3-6
Agriculture Elective 3
Total hours15-17

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen
or CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry
3-4
CHM 108 Chemistry for the Citizen Laboratory
or CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory
1
AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I
or AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment
or AGP 103 Plant Science
3-4
General Education Requirement 3-6
Total hours13-16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGR 300 Food and Agricultural Chemistry 3
General Education Requirement 3-6
Agriculture Electives 3-5
Total hours15-18

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 hours15-17

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGS 301 Physiology of Farm Animals 3
AGS 311 Feeds and Feeding 3
AGP 370 Forage Crops for Animals and the Environment 3
Agriculture Electives 3-5
Total hours12-14

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGR 490 Career Preparation in Agriculture 1
General Education or Agriculture Electives 12-15
Total hours13-18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
General Education or Agriculture Electives 15
Total hours12-15

Tips for success

  • 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.
  • This plan is a recommended course schedule. Your schedule may vary depending on course availability and electives.
Degree plan last reviewed 11-12-2021.