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Animal Science Minor

A minor in Animal Science will supplement any major and provide students exposure to the technology of breeding, feeding, producing, managing, evaluating and marketing beef cattle, sheep, hogs, horses and poultry, as well as the processing of their products – meat, eggs and wool.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing an Animal Science minor will or will be able to:

  • Discuss animal agriculture from a local, regional, national and international perspective.
  • Have a working knowledge of current and emerging best management practices and technologies for the animal industries.
  • Describe how the various scientific disciplines within animal sciences, including nutrition, health, reproduction, genetics and meat science interrelate and interact with regard to animal production.
  • Identify nutrient requirements for livestock and companion animals of various species and stages of production and be able to formulate rations appropriately.
  • Have an understanding of factors important in livestock selection and/or final products from livestock.

Experiential Learning

The Animal Science program provides hands-on experiences in the classroom, laboratories, field trips and at the livestock teaching units.

Program requirements

Further information about program requirements can be found in the course catalog.