Animal Science Major, B.S.

Program Requirements

Students have the option of choosing an emphasis within their major or a minor.  Animal Science majors may not choose a minor in Dairy Science.

Course Title Credits
General Requirements
General Education40-53
Specific General Education Requirements 1
Survey of General Chemistry
General Chemistry I
Concepts of Biology
The Unity of Life
The Diversity of Life
Elementary Statistics
School of Agriculture Core Courses
ANSCI 1000Introduction to Animal Science3
One Additional Ag Foundation Course3
Introduction to Agribusiness
Equipment, Structure and Power Systems
Introduction to Plant Science
Introduction to Plant Science
Introduction to Reclamation & Restoration
Agriculture Professionalism
ANSCI 2990Pre-Capstone Seminar in Animal Science1
ANSCI 4990Capstone Symposium in Animal Science1
Professional Engagement3
Animal and Dairy Science Internship
Individual Study in Animal Science
Special Topics in Animal Science
Undergraduate Research in Animal Science
Faculty Led Short-Term International Experience in Agriculture
Required Animal Science Courses
ANSCI 2120Topics in Animal Health & Welfare3
ANSCI 2500Feeds and Feeding3
ANSCI 3000Animal Nutrition3
ANSCI 3030Genetics of Livestock Improvement3
ANSCI 3040Principles of Meat Science3
ANSCI 3100Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals4
ANSCI 3110Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals4
ANSCI 3130Animal and Food Microbiology4
Select at least two of the following:8
Beef Management
Swine Management
Dairy Cattle Management
Small Ruminant and Equine Management
Companion Animal Care and Management 2
Select a minor or emphasis24 - 29
Total Credits110-128

Animal Science Electives

Course Title Credits
Livestock Production Techniques
Meat and Animal Evaluation
Calf and Heifer Production Systems
Dairy Cattle Evaluation
Dairy Product Analysis and Processing
Principles of Meat Science
Animal and Dairy Science Internship
Dairy Records Analysis
Beef Management
Swine Management
Ruminant Nutrition
Nonruminant Nutrition
Meat Processing
Lactation Physiology and Management
Small Ruminant and Equine Management
Companion Animal Care and Management
Pioneer Dairy Challenge
Special Topics in Animal Science
Undergraduate Research in Animal Science
Faculty Led Short-Term International Experience in Agriculture

Comprehensive Emphasis

This emphasis is a 24-credit program of study approved by the advisor.

Pre-Vet Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CHEMSTRY 1240General Chemistry II4
CHEMSTRY 3540Organic Chemistry I4
CHEMSTRY 4630General Biochemistry3
PHYSICS 1350Introductory Physics I5
PHYSICS 1450Introductory Physics II5
Electives
Other courses approved by advisor3
Total Credits24

Veterinary Technician Emphasis

Students who successfully complete the Veterinary Technician associate of applied science degree at Madison College, may transfer 36 credits (12 of which will be Animal Science course work at the 3000 level or above and 24 of which will be other Animal Science course work) of vet tech course work to UW-Platteville to complete the Vet Tech emphasis. The ONLY way a student may earn the vet tech emphasis is to successfully complete the Veterinary Technician associate of applied science degree at Madison College.