Students majoring in Animal Science (food animals) are provided with an industry-oriented, science-based education that prepares them for careers in animal agriculture or one of many industries associated with livestock production. The curriculum focuses on the study of food-producing animals and includes foundation courses in the sciences. Students also choose from specialized courses to enhance their technical, practical, and business skills in topics related to various aspects of production, marketing, and processing of livestock and their products.

Learning Outcomes

Successful students will demonstrate:

  • Broad-based understanding of biological principles and develop the ability to incorporate the use of these principles into animal management systems
  • An understanding of business/economic principles and their application to food animal production systems
  • Ability to critically evaluate industry and management issues
  • Problem solving and leadership skills that enhance professional success

Potential Occupations

Potential occupations include: managers of production units such as ranches, feedlots, and dairy farms; sales representatives for feed companies, pharmaceutical firms, and livestock service organizations; employment with organizational groups/associations such as breed organizations, clientele groups, and branded beef companies; cooperative extension and other educational positions; or enrollment in graduate and professional schools.

Effective Fall 2017

A maximum of five credits is allowed for the following:  ANEQ 352, ANEQ 353ANEQ 354ANEQ 355ANEQ 356ANEQ 357ANEQ 361ANEQ 362, ANEQ 363, and ANEQ 364.

A maximum of 12 credits is allowed for any combination of the following:  ANEQ 352, ANEQ 353, ANEQ 354, ANEQ 355,ANEQ 356ANEQ 357, ANEQ 361, ANEQ 362, ANEQ 363, ANEQ 364

ANEQ 384, ANEQ 487AANEQ 495, and ANEQ 496.

A minimum grade of ‘C’ (2.000) is required for each of the ANEQ courses which are required to complete the major.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
ANEQ 101Food Animal Science 4
ANEQ 105Introduction to Large Animal Anatomy 1
AREC 202 or ECON 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
3C3
Select one group from the following: 5
Group A:
  
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Group B:
  
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A 
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A 
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A4
Select at least three credits from the following: 3-4
College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B 
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B 
Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B 
Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B 
Analytic Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
Arts and Humanities3B6
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 32-33
Sophomore
 
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Farm Animal Anatomy and Physiology  
Functional Large Animal Anatomy/Physiology  
Principles of Human Physiology  
ANEQ 250Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation 3
ANEQ 293Animal Science Career Exploration Seminar 1
ANEQ 310Animal Reproduction4B3
ANEQ 328 or SOCR 330Foundations in Animal Genetics
Principles of Genetics
 3
RS 300 or SOCR 320Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship
Forage and Pasture Management
 3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Select one course from the following: 3
General Statistics  
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Advanced Writing23
Business/Economics Electives1 6
 Total Credits 31-32
Junior
 
ANEQ 320Principles of Animal Nutrition4B4
ANEQ 360Principles of Meat Science4B3
Science Electives (Select 5-8 credits from a minimum of two courses below): 5-8
Meat Safety  
Animal Metabolism  
Principles of Biochemistry  
Comprehensive Biochemistry I  
Comprehensive Biochemistry II  
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry  
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry  
Modern Organic Chemistry I  
Modern Organic Chemistry II  
Organic Chemistry I  
Organic Chemistry II  
Microbial Biology  
General Microbiology  
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Applied Animal Science Elective (Select a minimum of 4 credits from a minimum of two courses -- see list below) 4
Specialization Animal Science List (see list below)2 6
Electives 0-4
 Total Credits 25-29
Senior
 
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Prevention and Control of Livestock Diseases  
Equine Disease Management  
Human and Animal Disease  
ANEQ 330Principles of Animal Breeding4B3
Select two courses from the following: 6-7
Meat Processing Systems4A,4C 
Sheep Systems4A,4C 
Dairy Systems4A,4C 
Swine Systems4A,4C 
Feedlot Systems4A,4C 
Beef Systems4A,4C 
Business/Economics Electives1 3
Specialization Animal Science List (see list below)2 6
Electives3 0-11
 Total Credits 21-34
 Program Total Credits: 120

Specialization Animal Science List

ANEQ 334Principles of Equine Genetics3
ANEQ 345Principles of Nutrition: Equine Applications3
May select one advanced judging evaluation course:
Advanced Livestock Evaluation
Advanced Dairy Evaluation
Advanced Meat Product Evaluation
Advanced Wool and Fiber Evaluation
ANEQ 420Applied Nutrition--Computer Diet Formulation3
ANEQ 450Processed Meats3
ANEQ 460Meat Safety2
ANEQ 470Meat Processing Systems4
ANEQ 472Sheep Systems3
ANEQ 473Dairy Systems3
ANEQ 474Swine Systems3
ANEQ 476Feedlot Systems3
ANEQ 478Beef Systems3
ANEQ 487AInternship: AnimalVar.
ANEQ 495Independent StudyVar.
ANEQ 496Group StudyVar.
ANEQ 510Bovine Reproduction Management4
ANEQ 522Animal Metabolism3
ANEQ 531Applied Bovine Respiratory Disease Management1
ANEQ 532Genetics of Bovine Respiratory Disease1
ANEQ 534Markers to Gene Function - Functional Change1
ANEQ 551Field Necropsy2
ANEQ 565Interpreting Animal Science Research3
ANEQ 567HACCP Meat Safety2
ANEQ 575Computational Biology in Animal Breeding3
BC 463Molecular Genetics3
BC 465Molecular Regulation of Cell Function3
BMS 305Domestic Animal Gross Anatomy4
BMS 409Human and Animal Reproductive Biology3
BMS 430Endocrinology3
BMS 450Pharmacology3
BSPM 462/BZ 462/MIP 462Parasitology and Vector Biology5
MIP 334Food Microbiology3
MIP 335Food Microbiology Laboratory2
MIP 342Immunology4
MIP 343Immunology Laboratory2
MIP 432Microbial Ecology3
MIP 433Microbial Ecology Laboratory1
MIP 436Industrial Microbiology4
MIP 443Microbial Physiology4
MIP 450Microbial Genetics3
RS 400Rangeland Improvements2
RS 471Rangeland Planning and Grazing Management2
RS 472Rangeland Ecosystem Planning4
VS 331Histology4

Applied Animal Science List (Select a minimum of 4 credits from a minimum of 2 courses)

ANEQ 286Livestock Practicum2
ANEQ 300ATopics in Animal Sciences: Livestock Handling1
ANEQ 300BTopics in Animal Sciences: Livestock Entomology1
ANEQ 300ETopics in Animal Sciences: Family Ranching1
ANEQ 300LTopics in Animal Sciences: Quality Assurance2
ANEQ 300NTopics in Animal Sciences: Seedstock Merchandising2
ANEQ 300RTopics in Animal Sciences: Calving and Calf Care2
ANEQ 300UTopics in Animal Sciences: Seedstock Sale Management2
ANEQ 312Animal Ultrasonography2
ANEQ 322Pet Nutrition2
ANEQ 323Zoo Nutrition2
ANEQ 352Introduction to Horse Evaluation2
ANEQ 354Introduction to Livestock Evaluation3
ANEQ 356Introduction to Dairy Evaluation3
ANEQ 361Introduction to Meat Product Evaluation3
ANEQ 363Introduction to Wool and Fiber Evaluation1
ANEQ 384Supervised College Teaching1-5
Applied Equine Sciences Course (A maximum of one course, 1-3 credits, may be selected from the following courses): 1-3
Preparation of Horses for Competition: Western
Preparation of Horses for Competition: English
Safety in Horse Handling
Equine Management
Equine Facilities Management
Introduction to the Trail Riding Industry
Equine Behavior
Equine Exercise Physiology
Horse Training and Sale Preparation I
Horse Training and Sale Preparation II
Packing and Outfitting
Techniques in Therapeutic Riding
Advanced Horse Evaluation
Equine Event and Sales Management
Equine Sales Production
Principles of Teaching Therapeutic Riding
Equine Practicum: Equine Reproductive Management
Equine Practicum: Equine Farrier Management
Riding Instructor Training
Foaling Management
Therapeutic Riding Instructor Practicum
L*** 2** 200-Level Foreign Language
1

Select credits from any AREC or ECON course or any business course, of which 3 credits may be a computer course. Access granted for the following business courses: ACT 205, BUS 205, FIN 305, MGT 305, MKT 305.

2

Select a total of 12 credits from the Specialization Animal Science List, or students may satisfy the requirement by completing a second major (Equine Science, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, or Journalism and Media Communication) or a minor (Food Science and Safety, Agricultural Business, or Business Administration). 

3

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

 Distinctive Requirements for Degree ProgramA maximum of five credits is allowed for ANEQ 352, ANEQ 353, ANEQ 354, ANEQ 355, ANEQ 356, ANEQ 357, ANEQ 361, ANEQ 362, ANEQ 363, and ANEQ 364. A maximum of 12 credits is allowed for any combination of the following: ANEQ 352, ANEQ 353, ANEQ 354, ANEQ 355, ANEQ 356, ANEQ 357, ANEQ 361, ANEQ 362, ANEQ 363, ANEQ 364, ANEQ 384, ANEQ 487A, ANEQ 495, and ANEQ 496
A minimum grade of ‘C’ (2.000) is required for each of the ANEQ courses which are required to complete the major.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANEQ 101Food Animal ScienceX  4
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)X 3A4
Select at least three credits from the following:X  3-4
College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B 
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B 
Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)X 1B 
Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)X 1B 
Analytic Trigonometry (GT-MA1)X 1B 
Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)X 1B 
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B 
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Historical Perspectives X3D3
 Total Credits   17-18
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANEQ 105Introduction to Large Animal Anatomy   1
Select one group from the following:   5
Group A:    
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)X 3A 
Group B:    
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)X 3A 
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)X 3A 
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
Select one course from the following:   3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1) X3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Arts and Humanities X3B3
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3-4
Farm Animal Anatomy and Physiology    
Functional Large Animal Anatomy/Physiology X  
Principles of Human Physiology    
ANEQ 250Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation X 3
Select one course from the following:   3
General Statistics    
Introduction to Statistical Methods X  
Introduction to Biostatistics X  
Business/Economics Elective X 3
Advanced Writing  23
 Total Credits   15-16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANEQ 293Animal Science Career Exploration SeminarX  1
ANEQ 310Animal ReproductionX 4B3
Select one course from the following:X  3
Foundations in Animal Genetics X  
Principles of Genetics    
Select one course from the following:   3
Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship    
Forage and Pasture Management X  
SPCM 200Public Speaking X 3
Business/Economics ElectiveX  3
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANEQ 320Principles of Animal Nutrition  4B4
ANEQ 360Principles of Meat ScienceX 4B3
Global and Cultural Awareness X3E3
Science Elective (See List on Requirements tab) X 2-4
Electives X 0-4
 Total Credits   12-18
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Specialization Animal Science Electives (See List on Requirements tab)X  6
Applied Animal Science Electives (See List on Requirements tab) X 4
Science Elective (See List on Requirements tab) X 3-4
 Total Credits   13-14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Prevention and Control of Livestock DiseasesX   
Equine Disease ManagementX   
Human and Animal DiseaseX   
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Meat Processing Systems  4A,4C 
Sheep Systems  4A,4C 
Dairy Systems  4A,4C 
Swine Systems  4A,4C 
Feedlot Systems  4A,4C 
Beef Systems  4A,4C 
Specialization Animal Science Electives (See List on Requirements tab)X  6
Business/Economics Elective X 3
 Total Credits   15-17
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANEQ 330Principles of Animal BreedingX 4B3
Select one course not previously taken:X  3-4
Meat Processing SystemsX 4A,4C 
Sheep SystemsX 4A,4C 
Dairy SystemsX 4A,4C 
Swine SystemsX 4A,4C 
Feedlot SystemsX 4A,4C 
Beef SystemsX 4A,4C 
ElectivesX  0-11
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   6-18
 Program Total Credits:   120