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BS-AGAS - Agriculture, Animal Science track, B.S.

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Ag and Natural Resources

Program Description

Successful completion of the Animal Science track of Agriculture will enable students to apply for acceptance into graduate animal science programs needing a strong emphasis on sciences. Careers for which students will have met requirements include careers in extension, animal feed industry, animal health industry and animal production. Students will combine an understanding of the agricultural (strong emphasis on food animal and equine species) sciences as well as biological sciences needed for pre-professional programs and graduate programs.*

*Students intending to apply to veterinary school should also take course/course and course/course.

Students in other majors may also earn a Minor in Agriculture.


The Agriculture program requires 120 semester credit hours plus course and one PE activity course for a total of 123 semester credit hours.




Animal Science

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Additional Information


  • Students should follow their advisor’s recommendations for appropriate selections in Core Curriculum Area A1 - Communication Outcomes (IMPACTS: Communicating in Writing), Area A2 - Quantitative Outcomes (IMPACTS: Mathematics and Quantitative Skills), and Area D - Natural Science, Mathematics, and Technology (IMPACTS: Technology, Mathematics & Sciences).

  • Credit toward graduation not allowed for the following combinations of science courses:

    • Principles of Biology and non-Science Biology courses (see Biology Course Descriptions for specifics),

    • Principles of Chemistry and non-Science Chemistry courses (see Chemistry Course Descriptions  for specifics), and

    • Principles of Physics and non-Science Physics courses (see Physics Course Descriptions for specifics).

  • The maximum number of hours that will be awarded for credit for completion of internships is 9 credit hours.

  • When a course is authorized in multiple areas of a degree program, students completing the course to meet requirements of one area must take a different course in the subsequent area(s) to meet the requirements of the subsequent area(s) (i.e., No course can be counted multiple times in a degree program).

  • A baccalaureate degree program requires at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall. Upper division is defined as 3000- and 4000-level courses.