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
Total hours15
AGS 101 Animal Science 4
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

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15-17
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

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours13-16
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

Fourth semester (spring)

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

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15-17
AGS 302 Reproductive Physiology 3
AGS 316 Animal Breeding 3
AGS 310 Animal Nutrition 3
General Education Requirement 3
Agriculture Electives 3-5

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours12-14
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

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours13-18
AGR 490 Agronomy/Horticulture Senior Seminar 1
General Education or Agriculture Electives 12-15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours12-15
General Education or Agriculture Electives 15