Applied Animal Biology and Interdisciplinary Study Concentration

Concentrations need to be selected by the start of junior year. We've created PDF Concentration Checklists that can be used as tools to plan or track major requirements. It is strongly encouraged that students selecting this concentration complete a minor. 

Core Requirements

Core coursework is required for all students regardless of concentration.

Nutrition and Metabolism

One of the following:

ANSC 3550 - Dairy Cattle Nutrition (3 credits)
ANSC 4110 - Integrated Cattle Nutrition (3 credits)
ANSC 4200 - Nutrition of Felids and Canids (3 credits)
ANSC 4280 - Comparative Nutrition of the Horse and Pig (4 credits)
ANSC 4410 - Nutritional Physiology and Biochemistry (3 credits)

Animal Physiology

Two of the following:
ANSC 3300 - Fish Physiology (cross listed BIOAP) (3 credits)
ANSC 3400 - Comparative Mammalian Reproduction (2 credits)
ANSC 3410 - Biology of the Mammary Gland in Health and Disease (cross listed BIOAP) (2 credits - offered in even-numbered years only)
ANSC 3700 - Immunology in Animal Health and Disease (3 credits)
ANSC 3920 - Mechanisms of Animal Growth and Development (2 credits - offered in odd-numbered years only)
ANSC 4270 - Fundamentals of Endocrinology (cross-listed BIOAP) (3 credits)
ANSC 4500 - Lab Animal Reproduction (2 credits - offered in odd-numbered years only)

Animal Management

Three of the following (excluding the selected Core Coursework):

ANSC 1130 - Introduction to Captive Raptor Husbandry (1 credit)
ANSC 2300 - Introduction to Domestic Mammalian Behavior (2 credits)
ANSC 2500 - Dairy Cattle Principles (3 credits)
ANSC 2650 - Equine Biology and Management (3 credits)
ANSC 3450 - Reproductive Physiology and Management of Dairy Cattle (3 credits)
ANSC 3500 - Meat (3 credits)
ANSC 3600 - Beef Cattle (3 credits - offered in even-numbered years only)
ANSC 3800 - Sheep (3 credits - offered in odd-numbered years only)
ANSC 3850 - Dairy Sheep Management (3 credits)
ANSC 3980 - Animals in Biomedical Research (2 credits)
ANSC 4940 - Avian Physiology and Nutrition (2 credits - offered in even-numbered years only)

Chemistry

CHEM 1560 - Introduction to General Chemistry (4 credits)
CHEM 1570 - Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry (3 credits)

Quantitative Reasoning

One of the following:
MATH 1106 - Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences (3 credits)
MATH 1110 - Calculus I (4 credits)
MATH 1710 - Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World (4 credits)
STSCI 2100 - Introductory Statistics (4 credits)
STSCI 2150 - Introductory Statistics for Biology (cross-listed ILRST) (4 credits)
STSCI 2200 - Biological Statistics I (4 credits)

BTRY 3010-3020, Biological Statistics I and II, sequence is also acceptable for students interested in pursuing statistics in depth (cross-listed STSCI 2200 and 3200).

Economics/Finance

One of the following:
AEM 1200 - Introduction to Business Management (3 credits)
AEM 1500 - An Introduction to the Economics of Environmental and Natural Resources (3 credits)
AEM 2050 - Introduction to Agricultural and Development Finance (3 credits)
AEM 2210 - Financial Accounting (3 credits)
ECON 1110 - Introductory Microeconomics (3 credits)
ECON 1120 - Introductory Macroeconomics (3 credits)
HADM 2220 - Finance (3 credits)
HADM 2230 - Financial Accounting Principles (3 credits)

Additional Courses

One course from each of the following categories:

Current Course Offerings

The Course Offerings Page provides a current list of Animal Science courses by semester for curriculum planning.