THE SCIENCE OPTION

THE SCIENCE OPTION is designed to provide students with formal training in animal, poultry, and veterinary science and other related biological sciences. The student is offered basic and advanced training in animal, poultry, and veterinary science, chemistry, biology and life science. Career oppor-tunities through this program include, but are not limited to: animal health, animal feed and nutrition, genetics and biotechnology, reproductive physiology, animal production and management, pharmaceutical, and many aspects of biological and biomedical research. Opportunities for advanced graduate studies may exist in numerous graduate (i.e., animal or poultry sciences, food and nutritional sciences, agricultural economics, and many aspects of biological science) and professional programs (i.e., veterinary or human medicine).

ANIMAL, POULTRY AND VETERINARY SCIENCES - SCIENCE OPTION

 

Freshman Year
1st Semester
CR
  2nd Semester
CR
ENGL 101 English Composition I*
3
ENGL 102 English Composition II*
3
APSC 100 APS Orientation *
3
APS 201 Intro Animal Science*
3
OREN 100 Freshman Orientation
1
OREN 102 Freshman Orientation
1
SOSC/HUMN 107 Elective
3
CHEM 231 General Chemistry
4
MATH 107 Algebra & Trig
4
CHEM 233 General Chemistry Lab I
1
PHED   Elective **
1
BIOL 120 Organismic Biology
3
        BIOL 121 Organismic Biology Lab
1
Total...
15
Total...
16

 

 

Sophomore Year
1st Semester
CR
  2nd Semester
CR
APSC 301 Poultry Science
3
APSC 302 Dairy Science
3
BIOL 230 Cell and Genetic Biology
3
BIOL 301 Gen. Microbiology
3
BIOL 231 Cell and Genetic Biology Lab
1
BIOL 303 Gen. Microbiol. Lab
1
CHEM 232 General Chemistry II
4
CHEM 320 Organic Chem. I
3
CHEM 234 General Chem. Lab II
1
CHEM 322 Organic Chem. Lab. I
2
PHYS 301 Elem. Gen. Physics I
3
PHED   Elective**
1
PHYS 303 Elem. Gen. Phys.Lab I
1
PLSS 210 General Soil Science*
4
Total...
16
Total...
17

 

Junior Year
1st Semester
CR
  2nd Semester
CR
APSC 303 Animal and Poultry Nutrition*
3
APSC 304 Applied Animal Nutrition
3
BIOL 305 Animal Physiology
4
BIOL 309 Genetics
4
CHEM 360 Biochemistry of Cell Reg.
3
ANAT 125 Human Anatomy
4
SOSC/HUMN   Elective
3
ECON 201 Prin. of Economics
3
    Free Elective
3

PLSS

211 General Plant Science *
3
Total...
16
Total...
17
Senior Year
1st Semester
CR
  2nd Semester
CR
APSC 402 Seminar in Animal Science
1
AGEC   Elective
3
APSC 401 Animal Breeding
3
APSC 403 Seminar in Animal Science
1
APSC 407 Immun. & Animal Diseases
3
APSC 312 Bf Cattle & Sheep Prod.
3
SOSC/HUMN   Elective
3
SOSC/HUMN   Elective
3
EVSC 500 Bio-Statistics I
3
    Free Elective
3
Total...
13
Total...
13

 

* Minimum C grade is required
** May include advanced Aerospace Studies or Military Science

Based on SAT/ACT results, a student may be required to take Reading 101 and/or Reading 102. Each Reading course yields one hour credit and must be taken during the first year of enrollment. Additionally, a student may be required to take English 100, a 3 credit hour course. A minimum grade of “C” is required in English 100 and each Reading course. Note: If required; credit does not count toward graduation.

Suggested Electives:
APSC: Swine Prod 405, Adv Reprod 503, Adv An Nutr 520;
BIOL: Environ Bio 140, Vet Emb 302, Cell Bio 340;
CHEM: Biochem 561/562;
CSCI: Intro to Computer Concepts 100.
MATH: College Algebra & Trig 108;
PHYS: Elem General Physics 302/304;
PLSS: Plant Biotechnology 530;

Suggested SOSC-HUMN Electives: Any FPAR, Foreign Languages, MUSC, PHIL, GEOG, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOSC, SOWK and any ENGL above 102.