Pathways Within the Major

General Animal Science

This pathway is also useful for Agricultural Science majors with an Animal Science emphasis.

  1. Major Requirements (Foundation Courses)
  2. Animal Biology
    ANSC 2410: Animal Reproduction and Development Lab
    ANSC 2500: Dairy Cattle Principles
    ANSC 2650: Equine Biology and Management
    ANSC 2710: Canine Reproduction
    ANSC 2720: Feline Reproduction
    ANSC 3410: Biology of Lactation
    ANSC 3540: Dairy Cattle Herd Health
    ANSC 3600: Beef Cattle
    ANSC 3700: Immunology in Animal Health and Disease
    ANSC 3800: Sheep
    ANSC 3920: Mechanisms of Animal Growth and Development
    ANSC 3980: Animals in Biomedical Research
    ANSC 4000: Feeding the World ANSC 4300: Comparative Genomics of Health and Disease in Domesticated Animals
    ANSC 4400: Tools for a Lifelong Career in Research
  3. Agronomy
    ANSC 4120: Whole Farm Nutrient Management
    CSS 2110: Field Crop Systems
    CSS 3150: Weed Biology and Management
  4. Other Related Courses
    ANSC 4140: Ethics and Animal Science
    AEM 1200: Introduction to Business Management
    AEM 2210: Financial Accounting
    AEM 2400: Marketing
    AEM 3020: Farm Business Management
    IARD 2020: Perspectives in International Agriculture and Rural Development

Animal Nutrition

  1. Major Requirements
  2. Animal Biology and Management
    ANSC 3200: Comparative Animal Nutrition and Toxicology: Horses, Dogs, Cats, and More
    ANSC 3410: Biology of Lactation
    ANSC 3550: Dairy Cattle Nutrition
    ANSC 3980: Animals in Biomedical Research
    ANSC 4110: Integrated Cattle Nutrition
    ANSC 4270 Fundamentals of Endocrinology
  3. Nutritional Sciences
    NS 1150: Nutrition, Health and Society
    NS 1220: Nutrition and the Life Cycle
    NS 3200: Introduction to Human Biochemistry
    NS 3310: Physiological and Biochemical Basis of Human Nutrition
  4. Biochemistry and Physiology
    NS 1150: Nutrition, Health and Society
    NS 1220: Nutrition and the Life Cycle
    NS 3200: Introduction to Human Biochemistry
    NS 3310: Physiological and Biochemical Basis of Human Nutrition

Animal Physiology and Growth

  1. Major Requirements
  2. Physiology
    AANSC 2410: Animal Reproduction and Development Lab
    ANSC 2710: Canine Reproduction
    ANSC 2720: Feline Reproduction
    ANSC 3400: Comparative Mammalian Reproduction
    ANSC 4250: Gamete Physiology and Fertilization
    ANSC 4270: Fundamentals of Endocrinologyy
  3. Growth and Development
    ANSC 3410: Biology of Lactation
    ANSC 3920: Mechanisms of Animal Growth and Development
  4. Health and Disease
    ANSC 3700: Immunology in Animal Health and Disease
    ANSC 3980: Animals in Biomedical Research
  5. Related ANSC Courses
    ANSC 3100: Introduction to Animal Welfare
    ANSC 3200: Comparative Animal Nutrition and Toxicology: Horses, Dogs, Cats, and More
    ANSC 3550: Dairy Cattle Nutrition
    ANSC 4110: Integrated Cattle Nutrition
    ANSC 4120: Whole Farm Nutrient Management
    ANSC 4140: Ethics and Animal Science
  6. Biological Sciences Related Courses
    BIOAP 3110: Introductory Animal Physiology
    BIOAP 3160: Cellular Physiology
    BIOAP 3190: Animal Physiology Experimentation
    BIOAP 4580: Mammalian Physiology
    BIOMG 4000: A Genomics Approach to Studying Life
    BIOMG 4870: Human Genomics
    BIOMS 4130: Histology – The Biology of the Tissues

Pre Vet/Med

  1. Major Requirements
  2. Pre-requisites to meet most veterinary school admissions requirements
    BIOG 1440, BIOEE 1610, BIOMG 1350 (pick 2) or BIOG 1445: General Biology Lecture or equivalent
    BIOG 1500: General Biology Lab or equivalent
    BIOMI 2900 and 2910: General Microbiology or equivalent
    BIOMG 3310 and 3320: Principles of Biochemistry or equivalent
    CHEM 2070 and 2080: General Chemistry or equivalent
    CHEM 3570 and 3580 and 2510: Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences or equivalent
    PHYS 1101 and 1102: General Physics or equivalent
  3. Animal Biology
    ANSC 2150: Exotic Avian Husbandry and Propagation
    ANSC 2410: Animal Reproduction and Development Lab
    ANSC 3700: Immunology in Animal Health and Disease
    ANSC 3920: Mechanisms of Animal Growth and Development
    ANSC 3980: Animals in Biomedical Research
    ANSC 4110: Integrated Cattle Nutrition
  4. Reproduction
    ANSC 2710: Canine Reproduction
    ANSC 2720: Feline Reproduction
    ANSC 3400: Comparative Mammalian Reproduction
    ANSC 3410: Biology Of Lactation
    ANSC 3450: Reproductive Physiology and Management of Dairy Cattle
    ANSC 4250: Gamete Physiology and Fertilization
    ANSC 4270: Fundamentals Of Endocrinology
  5. Animal Production
    ANSC 2500: Dairy Cattle Principles
    ANSC 3600: Beef
    ANSC 3800: Sheep
  6. Biological Sciences
    BIOAP 3110: Introductory Animal Physiology
    BIOAP 3160: Cellular Physiology
    BIOAP 3190: Animal Physiology Experimentation
    BIOMS 3150: Basic Immunology
  7. Other Related Courses
    ANSC 4140: Ethics in Animal Science
    AEM 1200: Introduction to Business Management
    AEM 2210: Financial Accounting
    AEM 2400: Marketing

For a comprehensive discussion of pre-health programs, please go to the following link:
http://www.career.cornell.edu/paths/health/exploring/index.cfm

Dairy Management

  1. Major Requirements
  2. Dairy Management
    ANSC 2500: Dairy Cattle Principles
    ANSC 3310: Applied Dairy Cattle Genetics
    ANSC 3450: Reproductive Physiology and Management of Dairy Cattle
    ANSC 3510: Dairy Herd Management
    ANSC 3511: Junior Dairy Fellows
    ANSC 3540: Dairy Cattle Herd Health
    ANSC 3550: Dairy Cattle Nutrition
    ANSC 4010: Dairy Production Seminar
    ANSC 4110: Integrated Cattle Nutrition
    ANSC 4120: Whole Farm Nutrient Management
    ANSC 4510: Dairy Herd Business Management
    ANSC 4560: Dairy Management Fellowship
  3. Applied Economics and Management
    AEM 2210: Financial Accounting
    AEM 2400: Marketing
    AEM 3020: Farm Business Management
    AEM 3200: Business Law I
    AEM 3240: Finance
    AEM 3250: Personal Enterprise and Small Business Management
    AEM 3460: Dairy Markets and Policy
    AEM 4020: Food and Brand Lab Workshop
    AEM 4030: Farm Management Study Trip
    AEM 4040: Financial Management for Agriculture and Agribusiness
    AEM 4050: Agricultural Finance
    AEM 4260: Fixed-Income Securities
  4. Related Courses
    ANSC 2410: Animal Reproduction And Development Lab
    ANSC 3410: Biology of Lactation
    CSS 2110: Field Crop Systems
    CSS 3150: Weed Biology and Management
    HADM 2274: Business Computing
    HADM 4415: Managerial Leadership in the 21st Century
    NBA 3000: Entrepreneurship and Private Equity

Animal Genetics

  1. Major Requirements (**BIOGD 2800: Lectures in Genetics may be substituted for ANSC 2210)
  2. Animal Genetics Concentrations (Select courses from one of the following concentrations)
    1. Animal Breeding Concentration
      ANSC 2410: Animal Reproduction and Development Lab
      ANSC 4140: Ethics in Animal Science
      ANSC 4990: Undergraduate Research in Animal Science
      Suggested advanced courses:
      BIOEE 2740: The Vertebrates – Structure, Function, and Evolution
      BIOMG 4810: Population Genetics
      BIOMG 4870: Human Genomics
      BIONB 4310: Genes and Behavior
    2. Computational Genetics Concentration
      BEE 1510: Introduction to Computer Programming
      CS 4520: Introduction to Bioinformatics
      MATH 1110: Calculus I
      MATH 1120: Calculus II
      Suggested advanced courses:
      BIOMG 4810: Population Genetics
      BTRY 4820: Statistical Genomics
      BTRY 4830: Quantitative Genomics and Genetics
      BTRY 4840: Computational Genomics
    3. Molecular Genetics Concentration
      ANSC 3920: Mechanisms of Animal Growth and Development
      ANSC 3980: Animals in Biomedical Research
      ANSC 4050: Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Reproductive Physiology
      ANSC 4990: Undergraduate Research in Animal Science
      Suggested advanced courses:
      BIOMG 4000: A Genomics Approach to Studying Life
      BIOMG 4340: Applications of Molecular Biology to Medicine, Agriculture and Industry
      BIOMG 4870: Human Genomics
  3. Statistics
    BTRY 3010: Biological Statistics I
    BTRY 3020: Biological Statistics II
  4. Pre-Professional
    BIOMG 3300: Principles of Biochemistry
    BIOMG 3310: Principles of Biochemistry
    BIOMG 3320: Principles of Biochemistry
    BIOMG 4400: Laboratory in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    BIOMI 2900: General Microbiology Lectures
    BIOMI 2910: General Microbiology Laboratory
    CHEM 2510: Introduction to Experimental Organic Chemistry
    CHEM 3570: Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences
    CHEM 3580: Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences