Charles Boudreaux | 12/20/2016 4:53:44 PM
The School of Animal Sciences offers Bachelor of Science Degrees in six areas of concentration that provide individuals with a broad educational background tailored to meet their needs and aptitudes. Such preparation provides graduates with employment opportunities in all phases of animal, dairy and poultry production, processing, distribution, marketing, research and teaching. Preparatory curricula also are provided for subsequent training at the graduate level or in veterinary medicine.
Qualified undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in the Summer Internship Program with well-paid stipends. This program integrates academic experience on campus with work experience off campus, providing a total educational experience that prepares the student for responsible participation in industry following graduation.
Students take basic courses during the first two years and follow a selected area of concentration during the junior and senior years. Within each area of concentration, students select approved and free electives. Students interested in choosing an approved minor can take the suggested courses for the minor as part of approved and free electives. See the listing of College of Agriculture minors for details.
Prior to entering the program, students are encouraged to consult a counselor for guidance in scheduling courses. Those students interested in entering the School of Veterinary Medicine must take ENGL 1001 and ENGL 2000; BIOL 1201 and BIOL 1208, BIOL 1202 and BIOL 1209, BIOL 2051, BIOL 2083 or BIOL 4087; CHEM 1201, CHEM 1202, and CHEM 1212; CHEM 2060 or CHEM 2261, MATH 1021 and MATH 1022 or MATH 1023 or MATH 1550; PHYS 2001 and PHYS 2002; and CMST 1061, CMST 2010, or CMST 2060 to meet admission requirements.
Graduates of the animal sciences curriculum find career opportunities in a variety of production enterprises and animal-related agribusinesses, such as commercial livestock, dairy, and poultry enterprises; feed, pharmaceutical, and supply companies; commodity processing and food product industries; and various state and federal agencies including the cooperative extension service. Students selecting the science-directed electives are prepared to enter graduate school.