Animal Science

Animal Science Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Start: Fall, Spring
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time

The AAS degree program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is from the current catalog year, organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student, and is subject to change.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. View your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and to search and register for classes.

Semester 1
AGA114 Principles of Agronomy -OR- 3
Science Elective 3
AGC103 Ag Computer 3
AGS113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3
AGS305 Livestock Evaluation -OR- 3
Agriculture Elective 3
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology -OR- 3
SOC115 Social Problems -OR- 3
PSY102 Human and Work Relations 3
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3

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Total Credits 18
Semester 2
AGA154 Fundamentals of Soil Science -OR- 3
Science Elective 3
AGS225 Swine Science -OR- 3
AGS226 Beef Cattle Science -OR- 3
AGS216 Equine Science 3
AGS319 Animal Nutrition 3
ENG105 Composition I -OR- 3
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3
Math Elective 3

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Total Credits 15
Semester 3
ACC131 Principles of Accounting I -OR- 4
ACC115 Introduction to Accounting 4
AGB235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets -OR- 3
Agriculture Elective 3
AGB303 Agriculture Leadership -OR- 3
Agriculture Elective 3
AGS211 Issues Facing Animal Science 2
AGS218 Domestic Animal Physiology 4
Science Elective 4

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Total Credits 20
Semester 4
AGB336 Agricultural Selling -OR- 3
Agriculture Elective 3
AGS225 Swine Science -OR- 3
AGS226 Beef Cattle Science -OR- 3
AGS216 Equine Science 3
AGS272 Foods of Animal Origin -OR- 5
AGC999 Study Abroad -OR- 1
Agriculture Elective 3
AGT805 Employment Experience 5

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Total Credits 16
Agriculture Electives
AGA214 Cash Grains 3
AGA284 Pesticide Application Certification 3
AGA376 Integrated Pest Management 3
AGB101 Agricultural Economics 3
AGP333 Precision Farming Systems 3
AGP450 Fundamentals of GIS 3
AGS216 Equine Science 3
AGS225 Swine Science 3
AGS226 Beef Cattle Science 3
AGS275 Food Safety and Analysis 3
AGV101 Veterinary Assisting 3
AGV121 Veterinary Medical Terminology 2
AGV123 Companion Animal 3
AGV140 Veterinary Pharmacology 3
AGV154 Veterinary Reception and Administration Skills 4
Math Electives
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts 3
MAT122 College Algebra 5
MAT128 Precalculus 4
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3
MAT156 Statistics 3
MAT210 Calculus I 4
MAT216 Calculus II 4
MAT219 Calculus III 4
Science Electives
BIO105 Introductory Biology 4
BIO112 General Biology I 4
BIO113 General Biology II 4
BIO151 Nutrition 3
BIO163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4
BIO185 Microbiology with lab 3
BIO247 Applications of Biotechnology 3
CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4
CHM132 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 4
CHM165 General Chemistry I 4
CHM175 General Chemistry II 4
CNS121 Environmental Conservation 3
ENV115 Environmental Science 3
GEO131 Physical Geography 3
PHS120 Exploring Physical Science 4
PHS142 Principles of Astronomy 3
PHY172 College Physics II 4
PHY212 Classical Physics I 5
PHY222 Classical Physics II 5


Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 104
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Program Advisors

Ole Cleveland
Bremer Hall 101-B
319-296-2329 ext.1414
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Dresden Wulf
Bremer Hall 101-E
319-296-2329 ext.1084
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Ray Beets
Butler Hall 104-A
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