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Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Albertson Hall 212
Phone: 785-628-4196
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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture-Animal Science option

In addition to the wide variety of coursework you take in the Animal Science option, gain hands-on experience in animal evaluation, selection and handling, breeding techniques, pregnancy checking, livestock ration formulation, and other important real-life skills. Exposure to the beef, dairy, horse, sheep and swine industries can lead you to career opportunities in:

  • Feedlot management
  • Meat quality assurance
  • Agriculture communications
  • Animal production
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Nutrition and feeding
  • Livestock reproduction
  • Marketing

Specified General Education Courses (18 hours)

  • Foundation Studies (12 Credit Hours)
  • ENG 101 English Comp I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENG 102 English Comp II (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 200 Personal Wellness (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 110 College Algebra (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)

Elective/Specified General Education Courses: Liberal Arts (37 hours)

  • International Studies (6 Credit Hours)

    Humanities (9 Credit Hours)

  • IDS 350 Diversity in the U.S.
    or beginning Modern Language course (3 Credit Hours)
  • Electives (6 Credit Hours)
  • Math and Natural Sciences (10 Credit Hours)

  • BIOL 180 Principles of Biology (3 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 180L Principles of Biology Laboratory (1 Credit Hour)
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry I (2 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 112L General Chemistry I Lab (1 Credit Hour)
  • CHEM 114 General Chemistry II (3 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 114L General Chemistry II Lab (1 Credit Hour)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics: Micro (3 Credit Hours)
  • Electives (6 Credit Hours)
  • Upper-division Integrative Course (3 Credit Hours)

Department Major Requirements: Core Courses (24 Credit Hours)

  • AGRI 111 Animal Science (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 112 Agronomic Crop Science (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 112L Agronomic Crop Science Lab (1 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 113 Introduction to Agribusiness (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 211 Marketing Farm Products (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 220 Agricultural Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 311 Farm Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 321 Agricultural Law and Policy (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 475 Seminar (1 Credit Hour)

Animal Science Option (38 hours)

  • AGRI 114 Techniques of Livestock Selection and Evaluation I (2 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 212 Techniques of Livestock Selection and Evaluation II (2 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 214 Principles of Feeding (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 306 Pasture and Forage Crops (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 313 Anatomy and Physiology (4 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 409 Dairy Cattle Production and Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 411 Beef Feedlot Technology and Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • -OR-

  • AGRI 610 Beef Cattle Production and Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 611 Swine Production and Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 615 Genetics of Livestock Improvement (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 616 Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals (4 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 617 Animal Nutrition (3 Credit Hours)
  • Agriculture Electives (6 Credit Hours)
  • Free Electives (7 hours): 7 Credit Hours

TOTAL: 124 Credit Hours

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