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majors_minors: Animal Sciences: Production


Animal Sciences: Production

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

Ashley York

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-4843

Advisor's Email


Opportunities associated with this Department of Animal Sciences option include the leadership and management of any enterprise that deals with the daily production and care of animals. This could include food animal species of beef or dairy cattle, chickens, ducks, fish, sheep, swine, or turkeys or many companion animal species including cats, dogs, horses, and many exotic or zoo animals. This option is the best balance of science, business, and the enterprise management subjects designed to prepare someone to manage live animals. Enterprises might be owned by the graduate’s family, the graduate, or any agribusiness company. Graduates of this option often serve as technical support staff for input companies, as field or services representatives in various commodity organizations, livestock sale companies, or procurement officers for meat processing companies. You may be well suited for an animal production management career if you enjoy working with and supervising people, have good oral communication and problem-solving skills as well as competencies working with animals directly. Experience with the raising and managing of animals is essential since you will be expected to interact and relate to managers, veterinarians, business representatives, and owners of animal enterprises.

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)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus)
(3) Animal sciences selective
Total Credits: 17
Second Semester
(1) ANSC 18100 (Orientation to Animal Sciences)
(4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II)
(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) Humanities selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 18
Sophomore Year
Third Semester
(3) ANSC 22100 (Principles of Animal Nutrition)
(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry)
(3) Economics selective
(1) Mathematics or sciences selective
(3) Social science selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
Total Credits: 17
Fourth Semester
(3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(4) ANSC 23000 (Physiology of Domestic Animals)
(3) BCHM 30700 (Biochemistry)
(3) Financial management selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 16
Junior Year
Fifth Semester
(4) BIOL 22100 (Introduction to Microbiology)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(3) Animal physiology selective
(3) Animal products selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective
Total Credits: 16
Sixth Semester
(4) Animal genetics selective
(3) Animal nutrition selective
(3) Enterprise managements selective
(3) Non-animal sciences production/management selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 16
Senior Year
Seventh Semester
(1) ANSC 48100 (Contemporary Issues in Animal Sciences)
(3) Additional written communication selective
(3) Animal production/management selective
(2) Animal sciences selective
(3) Enterprise management selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
Total Credits: 15
Eighth Semester
(3) Animal sciences selective
(3) Non-animal sciences production/management selective
(9) Electives
Total Credits: 15

Additional Information





Animal Sciences


Major: Concentration




Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 2/22/2016 10:53 AM by Lough, Kelly S