BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Animal Science

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. Review the class schedule and 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 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
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 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 hours12-15
Degree plan last reviewed 07-02-2018.