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Applied Animal Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies

It is strongly encouraged that students selecting this concentration complete a minor.

Core Requirements

Core coursework (link above) is required for all students regardless of curriculum pathway.

Nutrition and Metabolism

One of the following:
ANSC 3200 - Comparative Animal Nutrition and Toxicology: Horses, Dogs, Cats, and More    (4 credits)
ANSC 3550 - Dairy Cattle Nutrition (3 credits)    
ANSC 4410 - Nutritional Physiology and Biochemistry (3 credits)    
ANSC 4110 - Integrated Cattle Nutrition (3 credits)    

Animal Physiology

Two of the following:
ANSC 3300 - Fish Physiology (3 credits)    
ANSC 3410 - Biology of the Mammary Gland in Health and Disease (2 credits - offered in even-numbered years only)    
ANSC 3400 - Comparative Mammalian Reproduction (2 credits)    
ANSC 3700 - Immunology in Animal Health and Disease (3 credits)    
ANSC 3920 - Mechanisms of Animal Growth and Development (2 credits - offered in odd-numbered years only)    
BIOAP 4270 - Fundamentals of Endocrinology (3 credits)    

Animal Management

Three of the following (excluding the selected Core Coursework):
ANSC 2150 - Exotic Avian Biology and Management (1 credit)    
ANSC 2300 - Introduction to Domestic Mammalian Behavior (2 credits)    
ANSC 2500 - Dairy Cattle Principles (3 credits)    
ANSC 2650 - Equine Biology and Management (3 credits)    
ANSC 3450 - Reproductive Physiology and Management of Dairy Cattle    (3 credits)
ANSC 3500 - Meat (3 credits)    
ANSC 3600 - Beef Cattle (3 credits - offered in even-numbered years only)    
ANSC 3800 - Sheep (3 credits - offered in odd-numbered years only)  
ANSC 3980 - Animals in Biomedical Research (2 credits)    

Chemistry

CHEM 1560 - Introduction to General Chemistry (4 credits)
CHEM 1570 - Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry (3 credits)

Quantitative Reasoning

One of the following:
MATH 1106 - Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences (3 credits)
MATH 1110 - Calculus I (4 credits)
MATH 1710 - Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World (4 credits)
STSCI 2100 - Introductory Statistics (4 credits)
STSCI 2150 - Introductory Statistics for Biology    (4 credits)
STSCI 2200 - Biological Statistics I (4 credits)

BTRY 3010-3020 sequence is also acceptable for students interested in pursuing statistics in depth.

Economics/Finance

One of the following:
AEM 1200 - Introduction to Business Management (3 credits)    
AEM 1500 - An Introduction to the Economics of Environmental and Natural Resources (3 credits)
AEM 2050 - Introduction to Agricultural and Development Finance (3 credits)    
AEM 2210 - Financial Accounting (3 credits)    
ECON 1110 - Introductory Microeconomics (3 credits)    
ECON 1120 - Introductory Macroeconomics (3 credits)    
HADM 2230 - Financial Accounting Principles (3 credits)    
HADM 2250 - Finance (3 credits)    

Additional Courses

One course from each of the following categories:

Current Course Offerings

A full list of all ANSC courses currently offered can be found in the Courses of Study.