Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Animal Science

Animal Biology & Biotechnology Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
LIFE 120 Fundamentals of Biology I 3 cr
LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I Laboratory 1 cr
ASCI 100 Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry 4 cr
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ASCI 95 Animal Science Major Orientation Seminar 0-0 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 2 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
LIFE 121 Fundamentals of Biology II 3 cr
LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory 1 cr
Total Credits 13

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 210 Animal Products 3 cr
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
ASCI 340 4 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 315 Genetics 4 cr
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
AECN 141, ECON 211 or ECON 212 3 cr
ASCI 201 Professional Development for Careers in Animal Science 1 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 341 Physiology and Management of Reproduction 4 cr
ASCI 330 Animal Breeding 4 cr
CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1 cr
Experiential Learning 2 cr
Communication Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 17
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 320 Animal Nutrition and Feeding 3 cr
BIOS 312 Microbiology 3 cr
BIOS 314 Microbiology Laboratory 1 cr
CHEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Experiential Learning 2 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 486 Animal Biological Systems 3 cr
ASCI/BIOC/BIOS (400 level) 4 cr
ASCI/VBMS Elective (400 level) 6 cr
Business Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 491 Animal Science Seminar 1 cr
ASCI/VBMS Elective (400 level) 8 cr
PHYS 141 Elementary General Physics I 5 cr
Free Elective 2 cr
Total Credits 16

Business & Communications Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ASCI 100 Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry 4 cr
BIOS 101/101L or LIFE 120/120L or LIFE 121/121L 4 cr
MATH 102 Trigonometry 2 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
ASCI 95 Animal Science Major Orientation Seminar 0-0 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AECN 141 or ECON 211 or ECON 212 3 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
ASCI 210 Animal Products 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 251 or ASCI 252 3 cr
CHEM 105 or CHEM 109 4 cr
Free Elective 4 cr
ACCT 200 Accounting for Business Decisions 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 315 or BIOS 206 4 cr
CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 4 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
ASCI 201 Professional Development for Careers in Animal Science 1 cr
ASCI 240 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 4 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 341 or ASCI 330 4 cr
Free Elective or CHEM 251/253 4 cr
Experiential Learning 2 cr
ALEC 202 or MNGT 311 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 320 Animal Nutrition and Feeding 3 cr
Business Course 3 cr
Experiential Learning 2 cr
Communication Elective 3 cr
ALEC 302, 305 or MNGT 365 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 300-400 Level ASCI course 4 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Business Course 6 cr
ALEC 302, 305 or MNGT 365 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 491 Animal Science Seminar 1 cr
ASCI 485 Animal Systems Analysis 3 cr
Business Course 6 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 13

Companion Animal Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ASCI 100 Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry 4 cr
BIOS 101/101L or LIFE 120/120L or LIFE 121/121L 4 cr
MATH 102 Trigonometry 2 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
ASCI 95 Animal Science Major Orientation Seminar 0-0 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AECN 141 or ECON 211 or ECON 212 3 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences 4 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 251 Introduction to Companion Animals 3 cr
CHEM 105 or CHEM 109 4 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Companion Animal Science Elective 3 cr
AGRO 315 or BIOS 206 4 cr
CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 4 cr
ASCI 240 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 4 cr
ASCI 201 Professional Development for Careers in Animal Science 1 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 341 Physiology and Management of Reproduction 4 cr
ASCI 330 Animal Breeding 4 cr
Free Elective or CHEM 251/253 4 cr
Experiential Learning 2 cr
Business Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 17
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 320 Animal Nutrition and Feeding 3 cr
Companion Animal Science Elective 3 cr
BIOS 312 OR VBMS 303 3 cr
Experiential Learning 2 cr
Communication Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Companion Animal Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 6 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 12
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 491 Animal Science Seminar 1 cr
Business Elective 3 cr
Business Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
ASCI 485 Animal Systems Analysis 3 cr
Total Credits 13

Equine Science Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ASCI 100 Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry 4 cr
BIOS 101/101L or LIFE 120/120L or LIFE 121/121L 4 cr
MATH 102 Trigonometry 2 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
ASCI 95 Animal Science Major Orientation Seminar 0-0 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AECN 141 or ECON 211 or ECON 212 3 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, OR 8 3 cr
MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences 4 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 260 or ASCI 360 2 cr
ASCI 252 Introduction to the Horse Industry and Management 3 cr
CHEM 105 or CHEM 109 4 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
AGRO 315 or BIOS 206 4 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 4 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
ASCI 300E Principles of Horse Evaluation and Judging 2 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
ASCI 201 Professional Development for Careers in Animal Science 1 cr
Total Credits 13

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 341 Physiology and Management of Reproduction 4 cr
ASCI 330 Animal Breeding 4 cr
CHEM 251/253 or Free Elective 4 cr
Business Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 320 Animal Nutrition and Feeding 3 cr
ASCI 322 Equine Nutrition 2 cr
ASCI 311E Beef Industry Study Tour 2 cr
Communication Elective 3 cr
BIOS 312 or VBMS 303 (spring only) 3 cr
Total Credits 13

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 450 Horse Management 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 4 cr
ASCI 271 Companion Animal Behavior 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 491 Animal Science Seminar 1 cr
ASCI 342 Equine Reproduction 2 cr
ASCI 485 Animal Systems Analysis 3 cr
Business Elective 3 cr
Business Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Meat Science Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ASCI 100 Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry 4 cr
BIOS 101/101L or LIFE 120/120L or LIFE 121/121L 4 cr
MATH 102 Trigonometry 2 cr
ASCI 95 Animal Science Major Orientation Seminar 0-0 cr
Total Credits 13
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AECN 141 or ECON 211 or ECON 212 3 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences 4 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 240 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 4 cr
ASCI 210 Animal Products 3 cr
CHEM 105 or CHEM 109 4 cr
Communication Elective 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
Total Credits 17
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 315 or BIOS 206 4 cr
CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 4 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
ASCI 200 or FDST 205 3 cr
ASCI 201 Professional Development for Careers in Animal Science 1 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 310 Fresh Meats 3 cr
Free Elective or CHEM 251/253 4 cr
ASCI 300A, ASCI 400A, ASCI 311B, ASCI 395A, or ASCI 419 2 cr
ASCI 320 Animal Nutrition and Feeding 3 cr
ASCI 330 Animal Breeding 4 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 315 OR 341 3 cr
ASCI 410 3 cr
BIOS 111 OR 312 3 cr
ASCI 300A, ASCI 400A, ASCI 395A OR ASCI 419 2 cr
Business Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 486 Animal Biological Systems 3 cr
ASCI 411 HACCP and Food Safety Systems for the Food Industry 3 cr
FDST 301, 372, 403, 405/406, or 460 6 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 491 Animal Science Seminar 1 cr
Business Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 2 cr
Free Elective 2 cr
ASCI or FDST 2xx, 3xx, or 4xx 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Production & Management 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ASCI 100 Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry 4 cr
BIOS 101/101L or LIFE 120/120L or LIFE 121/121L 4 cr
MATH 102 Trigonometry 2 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
ASCI 95 Animal Science Major Orientation Seminar 0-0 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AECN 141 or ECON 211 or ECON 212 3 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
ASCI 210 Animal Products 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 200 Animal and Carcass Evaluation 3 cr
CHEM 105 or CHEM 109 4 cr
AECN 201 Farm and Ranch Management 4 cr
AGRO 315 or BIOS 206 4 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 4 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
ASCI 240 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 4 cr
ASCI 201 Professional Development for Careers in Animal Science 1 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 341 Physiology and Management of Reproduction 4 cr
ASCI 330 Animal Breeding 4 cr
Free Elective or CHEM 251/253 4 cr
Experiential Learning 2 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 320 Animal Nutrition and Feeding 3 cr
VBMS 303 Principles and Prevention of Livestock Diseases 3 cr
Experiential Learning 2 cr
Communication Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences 4 cr
AECN 325 Marketing of Agricultural Commodities 3 cr
ASCI 457 Beef Feedlot Management 2 cr
ASCI/AGRO/MSYM 3xx or 4xx 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 491 Animal Science Seminar 1 cr
AECN 256, 265, 345, or 357 3 cr
ASCI 455 Beef Cow-Calf Management 2 cr
ASCI 485 Animal Systems Analysis 3 cr
ASCI/AGRO/MYSM 3xx or 4xx 3 cr
Free Elective 4 cr
Total Credits 16

Veterinary Science Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
ASCI 100 Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry 4 cr
LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I Laboratory 1 cr
LIFE 120 Fundamentals of Biology I 3 cr
ASCI 95 Animal Science Major Orientation Seminar 0-0 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 2 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
LIFE 121 Fundamentals of Biology II 3 cr
LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory 1 cr
Total Credits 13

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
ACE 5, 7, or 8 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
ASCI 340 Animal Physiological Systems 4 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 315 Genetics 4 cr
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
AECN 141, ECON 211 or ECON 212 3 cr
asci 210 3 cr
asci 201 1 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 341 Physiology and Management of Reproduction 4 cr
ASCI 330 Animal Breeding 4 cr
CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1 cr
Experiential Learning 2 cr
Communication Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 17
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 320 Animal Nutrition and Feeding 3 cr
BIOC 321 Elements of Biochemistry 3 cr
CHEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Experiential Learning 2 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 486 Animal Biological Systems 3 cr
BIOS 312 Microbiology 3 cr
BIOS 314 Microbiology Laboratory 1 cr
ASCI/VBMS Elective (400 level) 3 cr
ASCI/VBMS Elective (400 level) 3 cr
Business Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ASCI 491 Animal Science Seminar 1 cr
ASCI/VBMS Elective (400 level) 3 cr
ASCI/VBMS Elective (400 level) 3 cr
PHYS 141 Elementary General Physics I 5 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 2 cr
Total Credits 17
PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

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