The undergraduate program in animal science leading to the Bachelor of Science degree is designed to prepare students for a variety of career opportunities in animal agriculture. Graduates may be employed in marketing, agribusiness, finance, manufacturing or public relations. They may hold positions as extension specialists, as salespersons of products from or for animal agriculture, or as advisers on farm management. They may be employed in animal breeding or commercial farming associations.
Scientific principles of biology and animal agriculture developed from various animal models are an important component of the animal sciences program. Another important component is the application of animal management procedures in agricultural operations.
The animal science major provides students much flexibility in meeting their program requirements. Students can benefit most from this flexibility with careful guidance from their academic advisers as they plan programs of study consistent with their interests and goals. Therefore, each student's academic adviser must approve the courses in which the student enrolls for a given semester.
All students in animal science must complete a set of required core courses involving the disciplines of breeding and genetics, nutrition, physiology, and management. These principles are taught utilizing beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine. Students must also complete the agribusiness management option, science option, preveterinary option, or the production medicine scholars option. With guidance from a faculty member, students also can supplement their course programs with participation in a variety of undergraduate research opportunities
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