Animal Industry Concentration

Animal Industry Concentration is a program for students who aspire to work on a farm or in an agribusiness. This program includes the science core, numerous courses in management of animals, and various electives depending on the goals of each student.

 Course Descriptions

Department Requirements


The Following Course

ANS 201 - Animal Products

  • Credits: 3
  • Prereq: Not open to freshmen. Recommended Background: ANS 110
  • Semester: Fall, Spring

TOTAL CREDITS 3


One of the Following Courses

CSE 101 - Computing Concepts and Competencies

  • Credits: 3
  • Semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer

CSS 110 - Computer Applications in Agronomy

  • Credits: 3
  • Open to undergraduate students or agricultural technology students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Not open to students with credit in: CSE 101
  • Semesters: Fall, Summer

TOTAL CREDITS 3


One of the Following Courses

ABM 100 - Decision-making in the Agri-Food System

  • Credits: 3
  • Semesters: Fall, Spring

ABM 130 - Farm Management I

  • Credits: 3
  • Semesters: Fall

TOTAL CREDITS 3


One of the Following Courses

(In addition to the required species management course from ANS Core for a total of two courses)

ANS 222 - Introductory Beef Management

  • Credits: 3
  • Prereq: Recommended Background: ANS 110
  • Semesters: Spring

ANS 232 - Introductory Dairy Management

  • Credits: 3
  • Semesters: Fall

ANS 242 - Introductory Horse Management

  • Credits: 3
  • Semesters: Fall

ANS 252 - Introductory to Management of Avian Species

  • Credits: 3
  • Semesters: Fall-Odd

ANS 262 - Introductory Sheep Management

  • Credits: 3
  • Semesters: Spring

ANS 272 - Introductory Swine Management

  • Credits: 3
  • Semesters: Fall

ANS 282 - Companion Animal Biology and Management

  • Credits: 3
  • Semesters: Fall, Spring

TOTAL CREDITS 3


One of the Following Courses

ANS 422 - Advanced Feedlot Management

  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisite: ANS 222
  • Recommended Background: ANS 313
  • Semesters: Fall

ANS 432 - Advanced Dairy Management

  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisite: ANS 232
  • Recommended Background: ANS 313
  • Semesters: Fall

ANS 442 - Advanced Horse Management

  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisite: ANS 242
  • Recommended Background: ANS 313
  • Semesters: Spring

ANS 472 - Advanced Swine Management

  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisite: ANS 272
  • Recommended Background: ANS 313
  • Semesters: Spring - Even

TOTAL CREDITS 3


Six Credits of the Following Courses

ANS 211 - Animal and Product Evaluation

  • Credits: 3
  • ANS 110
  • Semesters: Fall

ANS 305 - Applied Animal Behavior

  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisites: BS 161 or LB 145 or BS 181H
  • Semesters: Spring

ANS 309 - Animal Health Management

  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisites: ANS 110 and (BS 161 or LB 145 or BS 181H)
  • Semesters: Fall

ANS 407 - Food and Animal Toxicology

  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisites: BS 161 or LB 145 or BS 181H
  • Semesters: Fall

ANS 409 - Advancements in Reproduction

  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisites: BS 161 or PSL 250
  • Semesters: Fall

ANS 413 - Non-Ruminant Nutrition

  • Credits: 4
  • Prerequisites: ANS 110 and ANS 313 and (STT 200 or STT 201 or STT 464). Not open to freshmen or sophomores.
  • Recommended Background: BMB 200 or BMB 401
  • Semesters: Fall

ANS 418 - Animal Agriculture and the Environment

  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisites: (BS 161 or LB 145 or BS 181H) and (CEM 143 or CEM 251)
  • Recommended Background: CSS 210
  • Semesters: Fall

ANS 435 - Mammary Physiology

  • Credits: 4
  • Prerequisites: (BS 161 or LB 145 or BS 181H) and (ANS 313 and ANS 315).
  • Not open to freshmen and not open to sophomores.
  • Semesters: Spring

ANS 445 - Equine Exercise Physiology

  • Credits: 4
  • Prerequisites: Recommended Background: ANS 313 and ANS 315
  • Semesters: Fall

ANS 455 - Avian Physiology

  • Credits: 4
  • Open to juniors or seniors or graduate students.
  • Recommended Background: ANS 315
  • Semesters: Spring

ANS 483 - Ruminant Nutrition

  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisites: ANS 313
  • Recommended Background: (ANS 315 or concurrently) and (BMB 200 or concurrently) or (BMB 401 or concurrently)
  • Semesters: Spring

TOTAL CREDITS 6 – 8


One of the Following Experiential Courses

ANS 493 - Professional Internship

  • Credits: 3
  • Open to juniors or seniors in the Animal Science Major. Department approval of internship required.
  • Semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer

ANS 300A, C, D, E - Advanced Judging Course

  • Credits: 2-6
  • Prerequisites: Corresponding 200-level Introductory Judging Course.
  • Semesters: Fall

Study Abroad

  • Credits: 3-6
  • See the Office of Study Abroad website for program opportunities or meet with your Animal Science Advisor.
  • Semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer

TOTAL CREDITS 3 – 6


 

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Please note: ANS majors must also complete Core Courses requirements along with their selected concentration.