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majors_minors: Animal Sciences: Products


Animal Sciences: Products

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

Ashley York

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-4843

Advisor's Email


This Department of Animal Sciences option is meant to prepare students who are interested in the live animal production of quality animal products combined with the ever-growing further processing industry of safe, healthful food. Opportunities include product-development managers; meat scientists; live-animal procurement managers; and sales positions in milk, egg, or meat processing industries. Many graduates become graders and inspectors at the farm or manufacturing level for milk, meat and eggs; commercial and seedstock animal production evaluators and breeders; or university or industry researchers and product developers. Graduates continuing for the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in growth and development, food science, agricultural economics, or muscle biology qualify for numerous research, teaching, or extension positions in industry, government, universities, and colleges. You should enjoy the challenge of applying basic information to the solution of practical problems as well as the challenges of working in the consumer-driven food industries.

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)
(2) Animal sciences selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 17
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)
(1) BCHM 30900 (Biochemistry Laboratory)
(3) Business management selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 17
Junior Year
Fifth Semester
(4) BIOL 22100 (Introduction to Microbiology)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(3) Animal nutrition selective
(3) Animal products selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 16
Sixth Semester
(4) Animal genetics selective
(3) Animal physiology selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective
(6) Electives
Total Credits: 16
Senior Year
Seventh Semester
(1) ANSC 48100 (Contemporary Issues in Animal Sciences)
(3) Animal production/management selective
(3) Food science selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(6) Electives
Total Credits: 16
Eighth Semester
(3) Additional written communication selective
(3) Animal sciences selective
(8) Electives
Total Credits: 14

Additional Information





Animal Sciences


Major: Concentration




Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 2/22/2016 10:54 AM by Lough, Kelly S