Incoming Students - Fall 2017

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. If you have trouble viewing the videos, please click on the title above each video to view in web browser. 



Plan of Study and Overview


  • Our curriculum is geared towards a 4-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. 
Introduction to Animal Agriculture
ANSC 10200 is required for ANSC majors. It serves as a foundation course for the discipline ANSC course that will be taken later in your program. If you are participating in the Animalia Learning Community, then you should be pre-registered. 

ANSC Orientation Course
All ANSC majors must take AGR 11400.

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

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

Information can be found at http://www.math.purdue.edu/​ 
All ANSC Concentrations require MA 16010 as their initial Calculus course. 
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
Your concentration dictates which inorganic chemistry sequence is needed to meet graduation requirements. 
ANAG - CHM 11100 and 11200
PROD - CHM 11100 and 11200
PRDT - 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
PRDM - CHM 11500 and 11600 or CHM 11100, 11200, and 11600


Foreign Languages​


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. A sheet will be placed into your ANSC folder at STAR, which will explain the test results. 

Overview of Fall 2017 Course Scenarios​


What to Bring?​


Scheduling Assistant


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.
Additional Links:
University STAR website: https://www.purdue.edu/orientation/star/
Please contact Ashley York at 765-494-4843 or ashleyyork@purdue.edu


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