STAR Registration - Fall 2015


​STAR Registration Information for Incoming Freshmen, Fall 2015

To enhance your success in obtaining seats in biology, chemistry, and math classes during the fall semester, it is highly recommended that you do some preplanning of your class registration before you arrive on campus. By utilizing the guidelines provided on this page, it will expedite the registration process.

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Introduction to Animal Sciences Concentrations



Plan of Study


  • Our curriculum is geared towards a four year degree, but you must average 15 hours per semester. Previously earned AP and dual college credits can lower this number.
  • About 50% of the requirements for a B.S. degree in ANSC are part of the Ag core and 50% are departmental requirements.


Overview of Fall 2015 Courses, Part 1


Foreign Language Placement Test
If you have had 3 or 4 years of a foreign language, I would encourage you to take the Foreign Language placement test during STAR. You can earn free credits toward graduation. A sheet will be placed into your ANSC folder at STAR, which will explain the test results.

Agriculture Orientation Course
AGR 10100 is required of all ANSC majors. If you are a Dean's Scholar in the College of Agriculture, then you must also register for AGR 29000.

ANSC Orientation Course
All ANSC majors must take AGR 11400.

Introduction to Animal Agriculture
ANSC 10200 is required for ANSC majors. It serves as a foundation course for the discipline ANSC courses that will be taken later in your program. If you are participating in the Animalia Learning Community, then you should be pre-registered.

Unless you have earned AP credit for BIOL 11000, register for a lecture section and then link to a lab and recitation.

The ALEK math placement test can be found at Click on ALEKS Placement Information and follow the instructions. You must take the ALEK placement test 48 hours before you arrive for your STAR date. You can take it multiple times to try to improve your score. Your ALEK score will determine which math course for which you can register. MA 15300 or 15800 can be used as a free elective in your plan of study and will help you prepare for calculus and chemistry if you feel you are not ready for college calculus.

Your concentration will dictate which initial calculus class will meet math requirements.
Animal Agribusiness (ANAG) - MA 15910
Animal Production (ANPR) - MA 15910
Animal Products (ANPR) - MA 15910
Animal Behavior (BEHV) - MA 16010
Animal Biosciences (BISC) - MA 16010
Pre-Vet Science (PRMD) - MA 16010

If you have established calculus credit by an AP test or by completing a college calculus course, you are eligible to take Calculus II (MA 16020).

General Chemistry
Again, your concentration dictates which inorganic chemistry sequence is needed to meet graduation requirements.
ANAG - CHM 11100 and 11200
ANPR - CHM 11100 and 11200
ANPR - CHM 11100 and 11200
BEHV - CHM 11500 and 11600 or CHM 11100, 11200 and 11600
BISC - CHM 11500 and 11600 or CHM 11100, 11200 and 11600
PRMD - CHM 11500 and 11600 or CHM 11100, 11200 and 11600


Overview of Fall 2015 Courses Part 2: Scenarios 



What to Bring



Scheduling Assistant Demo


Scheduling Assistant Tool

The Student Scheduling Assistant Tool will help you quickly build a workable class schedule. It takes a list of courses you are interested in and determines the class sections you need to take in order to get as many of the courses being requested as possible.

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If you have questions or concerns about STAR activities, contact Mrs. Ashley York at 765-494-4843, or Dr. Mark Diekman at 765-494-4829,