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Biological Sciences: Animal Sciences the Major Concentration
(Early Childhood, Elementary, Family and Consumer Sciences and Physical Education)

Minimum of 45 credit hours required.

The Biological Sciences Major Concentration: Specialty in Animal Science provides students with a comprehensive academic preparation in biological, physical and animal-related sciences. The program requires a minimum of 45 credit hours. In addition, coursework equivalent to Pre-calculus (MATH 010) or higher must be completed.

Students interested in pursuing this major concentration should seek close advisement at an early stage in developing their program. David L. Rogers in the Department of Animal Science serves as program advisor for students in this major. He may be reached at 656-8295, drogers@zoo.uvm.edu. Questions pertaining to science education aspects of the program should be directed to Professor Russell Agne, 533 Waterman, 656-3356.  Licensing and endorsement questions, as well as academic progress matters, should be directed to Beth Ann Mohler, 528 Waterman, telephone number: 656-3468.

Complete the Following Courses:
 

Animal Science

ASCI 001 Introduction to Animal Sciences

4 cr. hrs.
ASCI 043 Fundamentals of Nutrition

4 cr. hrs.
ASCI 141 Animal Physiology

3 cr. hrs.



Biology

BIOL 001 Principles of Biology I

4 cr. hrs.
BIOL 002 Principles of Biology II

4 cr. hrs.



Select One Course From Each of the Following: 
14 - 15 cr. hrs.



Biology

BOT 160 Plant Ecology 
(4 cr. hrs.)
PSS 152 Agroecology 
(3 cr. hrs.)



Genetics

BIOL 101 Genetics
(3 cr. hrs.)
BOT 132 Principles of Genetics 
(3 cr. hrs.)



Inorganic Chemistry with Lab

CHEM 023 Outline of General Chemistry
(4 cr. hrs.)
CHEM 031 Introductory Chemistry
(4 cr. hrs.)



Organic Chemistry with Lab

CHEM 026 Outline of Organic and Biochemistry 
(4 cr. hrs.)  
CHEM 042 Introductory Organic Chemistry
(4 cr. hrs.)
CHEM 141 Organic Chemistry
(4 cr. hrs.)




Select Four Courses from at Least Two Categories 

12 - 14 cr. hrs



Advanced Physiology

ASCI 215 Physiology of Reproduction
(4 cr. hrs.)
ASCI 216 Endocrinology
(3 cr. hrs.)
ASCI 220 Lactation
(3 cr. hrs)



Animal Welfare

ASCI 071 Zoos, Exotics and Endangered Species
(3 cr. hrs.)
ASCI 122 Animals in Society/Animal Welfare
(3 cr. hrs.)
ASCI 2XX Adv. Topics in Zoos, Exotics and Endangered Species 
(3 cr. hrs.)
ASCI 297/298 Humane Education Practicum
(3 cr. hrs.)



Management Sciences

ASCI 110 Principles of Animal Feeding
(3 cr. hrs.)
ASCI 115 Introduction to Equine Studies
(3 cr. hrs.)
ASCI 2XX Equine Reproduction and Management
(3 cr. hrs.)
ASCI 298 Domestic Animal Behavior
(3 cr. hrs.)



Animal Health

ASCI 118 Animal Health
(3 cr. hrs.)
ASCI 263 Clinical Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
(3 cr. hrs.)
ASCI 264 Clinical Topics in Livestock Medicine
(3 cr. hrs.)


45 - 48 cr. hrs.

NOTE: Students should check prerequisites for all courses before enrolling. Also, some courses are offered alternate years, so careful program planning with an advisor is required. No course substitutions are allowed in the above program requirements without permission. Contact the Chair of the Department of Animal Science (656-0155). 

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