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Animal Science

Animal Science (ASI)

150, 151, 152, 153 Fitting and Showing
Allows students hands-on experience with livestock by training in practices associated with livestock fitting and showing, the art of animal display.
Two hours, one credit.

180, 181, 280, 281, 380, 381, 480, 481 Practicum
Allows the student to gain firsthand experience and knowledge of procedures and practices common to the field by providing service to program, college, business, and/or the community. Repeated for up to 8 credits, assuming a range of experiences.
Prerequisite: AGS 110. Pass/Fail
Forty-five service hours, one credit.

201 Introduction to Animal Science
A study of animal agriculture, including its scope, products derived from animals, the anatomy and physiology of farm and companion animals, animal nutrition, breeding and genetics, animal behavior, animal health, and management of farm and companion animals.
Five hours, four credits.

232 Livestock Evaluation and Judging
Covers comparative judging and statistical trait evaluation of livestock conformation and performance, using various formats, from live judging to spreadsheet records, to broaden student experience.
Five hours, three credits.

302 Animal Nutrition
This course will focus on introducing and practicing knowledge and skills in relation to animal nutrition. Students will be asked to apply the nutritional concepts they learn to a variety of potential situations they might encounter post-graduation.
Prerequisites: BIO 111 and, any 200 (or higher) level science course.
Six hours, four credits.

316 Domestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology
This course will focus on developing and practicing knowledge and skills in relation to domestic animal anatomy and physiology. Students will be asked to apply the concepts they learn to a variety of potential situations they might encounter post-graduation.
Prerequisites: BIO 111, and any 200 (or higher) level science course.
Six hours, four credits.

390, 490 Special Topics in Animal Science
Specifically designed for agriculture majors to be able to design an independent study class in a specialized field that is not normally in the schedule.
One to four hours credit.

414 Domestic Animal Reproduction
This course will focus on practicing and mastering knowledge and skills in relation to domestic animal reproduction. Topics covered will include physiological processes of reproduction in domestic animals, gonadal functions, endocrine relationships, fertility and factors affecting reproductive efficiency.
Prerequisites: BIO 111 and any 200 (or higher) level science course.
Six hours, four credits.

495, 496 Independent Research
Under faculty supervision, students will design and carry out a vigorous scientific study of a specific problem in agriculture. Written and oral presentations of the research are required.
Prerequisites: ASI 201 and BIO 202.
One to three credits.