1 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Animal Science FOCUS Animal Science is the study of domestic mammals (horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, dogs, and cats). Our courses utilize the nearby Animal Educational Units (teaching farms) to give our students hands-on experience with domestic mammals. CAREERS! Some graduates continue their education to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or to earn a Master's or Ph.D. degree. Others have maintained a science interest, but have chosen to focus on humans by going to med school, dental school, pharmacy school, nursing school, physical therapy school, etc.! Others may choose to work for a pharmaceutical company, a feed company, or in another related industry in sales, marketing, research, journalism, or technical support.! Some of our graduates work for the Cooperative Extension service as livestock agents or as -H agents.! Those with a business interest may own or manage a stable, farm, or kennel.! Some graduates have gone into teaching and have earned their teaching certificates post-graduation.! We have graduates working for state and federal departments of agriculture.! The B.S. in Animal Science gives students a strong science background combined with practical hands-on experience. COURSES The B.S. in Animal Science requires 2 credit hours, 0 credits of which are Animal Science courses. Students choose one of three concentrations:! The Veterinary Bioscience concentration includes vet school required courses.! The Science concentration is for students interested in graduate school, medical school, working for a pharmaceutical company, or other science interest.! The Industry/Business concentration incorporates agricultural business classes and gives students more flexibility with their electives. OTHER OPPORTUNITIES! Clubs ~ Animal Science Club ~ Collegiate Horseman s Association ~ Companion Animal Club ~ Dairy Science Club ~ Equestrian Club ~ Pre-vet Club ~ Rodeo Club! Undergraduate Research! Internships! Teaching Assistant Opportunities! Study Abroad! National Student Exchange! Hands-on Animal Experience Dr. Melissa Merrill, Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator Printed June 0, 20 (6 Curriculum) - Page
2 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.) IN ANIMAL SCIENCE** (For students who first enrolled Summer 20 or later) Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC The B.S. degree in Animal Science at North Carolina State University prepares students for a wide variety of careers. Students choose the Veterinary Bioscience Concentration if they are interested in vet school. Students should select the Science Concentration if they are interested in med school, graduate school, or a science-based career such as working for a pharmaceutical company. Students choose the Industry/Business concentration if they are interested in the business and management aspects of a career in Animal Science. Of the 2 credit hours required for completion of the degree, 87 credits are common to all concentrations and credits are specific for each concentration. Students must choose one of the three concentrations. Credit Hours Title Courses required for all Animal Science Majors (87 credits): ORIENTATION ( credit)... ALS 0, Introductory Topics in Ag & Life Sciences (freshmen) or ALS 0, Professional Development & Career Opportunities (transfer students with > 5 credits) COMMUNICATION ( credits)... COM 0, Publ. Speaking or COM 2, Interpersonal Communication or COM 2, Argumentation & Advocacy MATH AND NATURAL SCIENCES (2 credits) - Also see Concentration Requirements on Page... MA 07, Precalculus I - Grade of C-minus or higher required... ST, Intro to Statistics or ST(BUS) 50, Economics and Business Statistics... BIO 8, Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity & lab... BIO 8, Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology & lab... CH 0**, Chemistry - A Molecular Science - Grade of C-minus or higher required... CH 02, General Chemistry Laboratory (lab for CH 0) - CH 0 is a co-requisite... Genetics: ANS 25*, Agricultural Genetics (Fall only) or GN, Principles of Genetics (Students in the Veterinary Bioscience concentration must take GN and may also take ANS 25). FREE ELECTIVES (9 credits) - Free electives may be taken on a credit-only basis (S/U grading) if desired. Free electives can be fulfilled with any non-remedial courses offered by the university. A student may earn up to 6 credit hours of free electives for any combination (maximum hours per experience) of ANS 92 (External Learning Experience such as a Summer Internship) or ANS 9 (Research, Teaching, or Extension Experience such as Teaching Assistant or Undergraduate Research). GEP (GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM) COURSES (2 credits) See: for course listings... ENG 0, Academic Writing and Research - Grade of C-minus or higher required 6... Humanities electives... Social Science elective (choose a course that is not on the Economics list) 2... Health and Exercise Studies (formerly PE / Healthy Living)... Additional Breadth course from Humanities, Social Sciences, or Visual & Performing Arts 5... Interdisciplinary Perspectives courses 0... GEP U.S. Diversity co-requisite 0... GEP Global Knowledge co-requisite 0... Foreign Language Proficiency co-requisite Students are encouraged to take at least one Ethics course as part of their Humanities/Social Sciences, Additional Breadth, Interdisciplinary Perspectives, or Free Electives. ECONOMICS (credit hours are included in the Major Requirements credit hours)... Economics: ARE 20, Intro to Agricultural & Resource Economics or EC 20, Principles of Microeconomics or EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics, or EC 205, Fundamentals of Economics Printed June 0, 20 (6 Curriculum) - Page 2
3 Credit Hours Title MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (0 credits; 27 credits of ANS plus credits of Economics)... ANS 50, Introduction to Animal Science lecture (Fall, Spring) - Grade of C-minus or higher required and ANS 5, Introduction to Animal Science lab (Fall, Spring) - ANS 50 is a co- or pre-requisite... ANS 205, Physiology of Domestic Animals lecture (Fall, Spring) and ANS 206, Anatomy of Domestic Animals lab (Fall, Spring) - ANS 205 is a co- or pre-requisite... ANS 220, Reproductive Physiology lecture (Fall, Spring) and ANS 22, Reproductive Physiology lab (Fall, Spring) - ANS 220 is a co- or pre-requisite... ANS 20, Animal Nutrition lecture (Fall, Spring) and ANS 2, Animal Nutrition lab (Fall, Spring) - ANS 20 is a co- or pre-requisite 5... Animal Science electives: Any letter-graded Animal Science (ANS) courses (except ANS 225, 0, 80) that are not fulfilling another requirement can fulfill the credit hours for Animal Science elective category.... Animal Management course++... Animal Science Discipline course M Animal Science courses: ANS 05 Introduction to Companion Animal Science (Fall, Spr; online in Summer) - credits ANS 0 Introduction to Equine Science (Fall, Spring; online in Summer) - credits ANS 20 (lab) Techniques of Animal Care (Fall, Spring) - 2 credits ANS(AEE, PB) 208 Agricultural Biotechnology: Issues and Implications (online Spring & Summer) - cr. ANS(HS) 25* Agricultural Genetics (Fall) - credits ANS 20 Livestock Merchandising (Spring) - 2 credits ANS 28 Professional Development of Pre-veterinary Track Students (Spring) - credit ANS 0 & lab Principles Equine Evaluation (Spring) - 2 credits ANS 0 & lab Dairy Cattle Evaluation (Spring) - 2 credits ANS 09 & lab Livestock Evaluation (Spring) - credits ANS(FS, PO) 22 & lab Muscle Foods & Eggs (Fall) - credits ANS(FS) 2 Milk and Dairy Products (online Fall & Spring) - credits ANS 0 Laboratory Animal Science (Spring) - credits ANS 00 & lab ++ Companion Animal Management (Spring) - credits ANS 02 & lab (62) ++ Beef Cattle Management (Spring) - credits ANS 0 & lab ++ Swine Management (Fall) - credits ANS 0 & lab (6) ++ Dairy Cattle Management (Fall, odd years) - credits ANS 08 & lab ++ Small Ruminant Management (Fall, even years) - credits ANS 0 & lab ++ Equine Breeding Farm Management (Spring) - credits ANS & lab ++ Management of Growing and Performance Horses (Fall) - credits ANS(NTR, PO) 5 M Comparative Nutrition (Fall; also online in Fall, Spring, and Summer) - credits ANS(NTR) 9 M Human Nutrition and Chronic Disease (Spring) - credits VMP 20 M Diseases of Farm Animals (Spring) - credits ANS(FM,PO) 25 & lab Feed Manufacturing Technol. (Spring; also online in Fall, Spring, Summer) - cr. ANS 0 M Animal Genetic Improvement (Fall; also online in Summer) - credits ANS 52 M Comparative Repro. Physiol. and Biotech. (Fall, even years; also online) - credits ANS 5 M Physiology & Genetics of Growth & Development (Fall, even years) - credits ANS 5 M Lactation, Milk, and Nutrition (Spring, even years) - credits ANS 5xx M Any 500-level letter-graded ANS course ++ Animal Management Course M Animal Science Discipline Course * For students who take both GN and ANS 25, the ANS 25 course will fulfill credits of Animal Science elective credit. The ANS 25 course will not fulfill two categories at the same time (Genetics, Animal Science elective). **Use of animals and animal specimens is critical to our educational program. To obtain full credit for Animal Science courses, students are required to participate in laboratory procedures involving animals and animal specimens. All activities with live animals are IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) approved. Many lectures also incorporate animals or animal specimens into the course. Printed June 0, 20 (6 Curriculum) - Page
4 Courses required for each concentration ( credits) Students must select one of the three concentrations. VETERINARY BIOSCIENCE CONC....Additional Animal Science Management or Discipline course M ++ (see page ) SCIENCE CONCENTRATION...Additional Animal Science Discipline course M (see page ) INDUSTRY / BUSINESS CONC....Additional Animal Science Management course++ (see page )...MA 2, Elements of Calculus or MA, Calculus for Life and Mgt Sciences A (MA also accepted)...ch 20, Chemistry - A Quantitative Science...CH 202, Quantitative Chem Lab...CH 22, Organic Chemistry I...CH 222, Organic Chemistry I Lab...CH 22, Organic Chemistry II...CH 22, Organic Chemistry II Lab...PY 2, College Physics I...PY 22, College Physics II...MB 5, General Microbiology...MB 52, General Microbiology Lab or MB 5, Inquiry-Guided Microbiology Lab...BC H 5, General Biochemistry or BCH 5, Principles of Biochemistry Total credits for concentration...ma 2, Elements of Calculus or MA, Calculus for Life and Mgt Sciences A (MA also accepted)...ch 20, Chemistry - A Quantitative Science...CH 202, Quantitative Chem Lab...CH 22, Organic Chemistry I...CH 222, Organic Chemistry I Lab...CH 22, Organic Chemistry II...CH 22, Organic Chemistry II Lab...PY 2, College Physics I or PY, Conceptual Physics & lab...mb 5, General Microbiology or MB 60 Scientific Inquiry in Microbiology 9...CALS Group A, B, or C elective A Total credits for concentration...ma, Intro to Finite Math with Applications or MA 2 or MA (MA also accepted)...ch 220, Introductory Organic Chemistry & lab or CH 22 & CH 222, Organic Chemistry I & lab...py, Conceptual Physics & lab or PY 2, College Physics I...Business Management or Marketing elective*** 6...Economics or Business elective****...cals Group A, B, or C elective A Consider the Ag Business Minor: usiness-management-26 Total credits for concentration A CALS ABC electives: (and pages 269, 270, 27) *** Business Management or Marketing electives for Industry/Business concentration: ARE 0, Farm Management ARE 0, Agribusiness Management ARE, Agricultural Markets ARE 2, Agribusiness Marketing **** Economics or Business electives for Industry/Business concentration: ACC 200, Introduction to Managerial Accounting ARE 25, Small Business Accounting ARE 0, Farm Management ARE 0, Agribusiness Management ARE 06, Agricultural Law ARE 09, Environmental Law & Economic Policy ARE, Agricultural Markets ARE 2, Agribusiness Marketing ARE 2, Agricultural Financial Management ARE 2, Human Resource Management for Agribusiness BUS 20, Financial Management BUS 60, Marketing Methods MIE 0, Introduction to Entrepreneurship MIE 0, Human Resource Management Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 87 credits common + credits for concentration = 2 total credits Must have met all requirements and have a GPA (grade point average) of or higher to graduate. A.000 or higher GPA is required to stay in the Veterinary Bioscience concentration. Printed June 0, 20 (6 Curriculum) - Page
5 DEGREE TITLE: B.S. Animal Science Sample 8-semester display CONCENTRATION TITLE: Veterinary Bioscience Concentration For the other concentrations, see: Science: Industry/Business: FRESHMAN YEAR ALS 0 Introductory Topics in Ag/Life Sci ANS 50 Introduction to Animal Science 2 ANS 5 Intro to Animal Science Lab BIO 8 Intro Bio: Ecol, Evol, Biodiv & Lab ENG 0 Acad Writing & Research 2 MA 07 Precalculus I 2 Animal Science Course BIO 8 Intro Bio: Cell & Molec Biol & Lab CH 0 Chem A Molecular Science 2 CH 02 General Chemistry Lab MA 2 Elements of Calculus or MA Calc for Life & Mgt Sci A 2 (MA Calculus I is also accepted) Total: 6 Total: SOPHOMORE YEAR ANS 205 Physiol Domestic Animals ANS 206 Anatomy Domestic Animals Interdisciplinary Perspectives GEP Course 6,G ARE 20, EC 20, EC 202, or EC 205 D CH 22 Organic Chemistry I CH 222 Organic Chem I Lab COM 0, COM 2, or COM 2 2 ANS 220 Reproductive Physiology ANS 22 Reproductive Physiology Lab CH 22 Organic Chem II CH 22 Organic Chem II Lab ST Intro to Statistics or ST(BUS) 50 Humanities GEP course 6,C Physical Education/Healthy Living E Total: 6 Total: 5 JUNIOR YEAR ANS 20 Animal Nutrition ANS 2 Animal Nutrition Lab ANS 25 or other Animal Science Course MB 5 General Microbiology MB 52 or MB 5 Microbiology Lab PY 2 College Physics I & Lab GN Principles of Genetics PY 22 College Physics II & Lab Physical Education/Healthy Living E Humanities GEP course 6,C ANS Animal Management Elective Total: 5 Total: 5 SENIOR YEAR ANS Discipline Course Elective 5 Social Science GEP Course D CH 20 Chemistry A Quant Sci CH 202 Quantitative Chem Lab Additional Breadth GEP Course 6,F Free Elective 6 ANS Management or Discipline Course Elective,5 Interdisciplinary Perspectives GEP Course 6,G BCH 5 or BCH 5, Biochemistry Free Elective 6 Total: 6 Total: 5 Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation * : 2 Major/Program Footnotes:. Use of animals and animal specimens is critical to our educational program. To obtain full credit for Animal Science courses, students are required to participate in laboratory procedures involving animals and animal specimens. All activities with live animals are IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) approved. Many lectures also incorporate animals or animal specimens into the course. 2. ANS 50, MA 07, ENG 0, and CH 0 must be completed with a grade of C-minus or higher, and the student should repeat the course in the semester following the initial attempt if less than a C-minus is earned.. VMP 20 or any Animal Science (ANS) course (except ANS 225, ANS 0, ANS 80, ANS 92, ANS 9) that is not fulfilling another requirement can fulfill this Animal Science Elective category. Most pre-vet students take ANS 25 (Agricultural Genetics) to prepare for GN. 5
6 . Students must select at least one animal management course from the following list: ANS 00, Companion Animal Management; ANS 02 plus ANS 62, Beef Cattle Mgt plus lab; ANS 0, Swine Management; ANS 0 plus ANS 6, Dairy Cattle Management plus lab; ANS 08, Small Ruminant Management; ANS 0, Equine Breeding Farm Management; or ANS, Management of Growing and Performance Horses. 5. Students must select at least one Animal Science Discipline course from the following list: ANS(NTR, PO) 5, Comparative Nutrition; ANS(NTR) 9, Human Nutrition in Health and Disease; ANS 0, Animal Genetic Improvement; ANS 52, Comparative Reproductive Physiology and Biotechnology; ANS 5, Physiology and Genetics of Growth & Development; ANS 5, Lactation, Milk, and Nutrition; VMP 20, Diseases of Farm Animals; or any 500-level ANS course. 6. Students are encouraged to take an Ethics course as part of their Humanities, Additional Breadth, Interdisciplinary Perspectives, or Free Electives. * General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes: To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours one course with MA or ST prefix): Major requirements fulfill this requirement Natural Sciences (7 credit hours include one laboratory course or course with a lab): Major requirements fulfill this requirement Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part of this requirement: COM 2 Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part of this requirement: Economics (ARE 20 or EC 20 or EC 202 or EC 205) taken as part of the major requirements satisfies credit hours of the 6 credit hours needed to fulfill the GEP Social Sciences requirement. Students must select the other course ( credits) from a discipline other than economics from the approved GEP Social Sciences list. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours at least one 00-level Fitness and Wellness Course) Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list. Additional Breadth - ( credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists) UHumanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list Introduction to Writing ( credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 0 with a C- or better ) The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements: I. U.S. Diversity (USD) Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. J. Global Knowledge (GK) Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. K. Foreign Language proficiency - Proficiency at the FL_02 level is required for graduation.