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majors_minors: Animal Sciences: Biosciences


Animal Sciences: Biosciences

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

Mark A. Diekman

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-8429

Advisor's Email


The Department of Animal Sciences offers this specialization that is intended for students seeking careers in research or technical services related to animal nutrition, growth and development, animal genetics, reproduction, animal well-being, and management. Those in this specialization should have a strong interest in and curiosity in discovery and have enjoyed their high school biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics courses. Students who aspire to careers in research and teaching in colleges and universities or in agribusinesses should enroll in this option. It can also be used as an excellent preparation for professional careers such as human medical doctors, veterinarians, dentists, and employment in the nutrition, genomics, and pharmaceutical industries. Graduates continuing for the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in animal sciences qualify for numerous research, teaching, or extension positions in industry, government, universities, and colleges.

Credit Hours



Freshman Year
First Semester
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)
(0.5) AGR 11400 (Introduction to Animal Sciences Academic Programs)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I)
(4) CHM 11500 (General Chemistry)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
Total Credits: 16
Second Semester
(1) ANSC 18100 (Orientation to Animal Sciences)
(4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II)
(3) CHM 11600 (General Chemistry)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
(3) Animal sciences selective
Total Credits: 18
Sophomore Year
Third Semester
(3) ANSC 22100 (Principles of Animal Nutrition)
(3) CHM 25500 (Organic Chemistry)
(1) CHM 25501 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory)
(3) Economics selective
(3) Science selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
Total Credits: 16
Fourth Semester
(3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(1) AGRY 32100 (Genetics Laboratory)
(4) ANSC 23000 (Physiology of Domestic Animals)
(3) CHM 25600 (Organic Chemistry)
(1) CHM 25601 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory)
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 15
Junior Year
Fifth Semester
(3) BCHM 30700 (Biochemistry)
(1) BCHM 30900 (Biochemistry Laboratory)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(3) Animal physiology selective
(3) Animal products selective
(3) Social science selective
Total Credits: 16
Sixth Semester
(3) Additional written communication selective
(4) Animal genetics selective
(3) Animal nutrition selective
(3) Humanities selective
(3) Science selective
Total Credits: 16
Senior Year
Seventh Semester
(1) ANSC 48100 (Contemporary Issues in Animal Sciences)
(3) Animal production/management selective
(3) Animal sciences selective
(3) Science selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 16
Eighth Semester 
(2) Animal sciences selective
(3) Science selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(9) Electives
Total Credits: 17

Additional Information





Animal Sciences


Major: Concentration




Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 2/21/2012 7:00 AM by Goecker, Allan D