Academic Catalog

Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Animal Science (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 01.0301

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behavioral Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
SCO 100Student Success Seminar1
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
Major Requirements
Professional Skills Seminar
Core Courses
AGR 125Principles of Animal Science3
AGR 126Animal Science Laboratory1
AGR 304Pest Management4
AGR 305Professional Skills Seminar1
AGR 308Agricultural Economics3
AGR 321Feeds and Feeding4
AGR 411Senior Seminar1
AGR 499Agricultural Advocacy and Issues Capstone3
Choose from three hours of the following:3
Directed Work Experience
Directed Work Experience- Management Practicum
Applied Learning in Agriculture
Choose from one of the following:3
Principles of Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Marketing
Agricultural Financing
Choose from two of the following production classes:6-8
Companion Animal Management
Light Horse Production and Management
Beef Production
Swine Production
Small Ruminant Production
Poultry Production and Management
Technical Management of Dairy Cattle
Students must select one of the following Concentrations:
Animal Science23-33
Supporting Course Requirements
All Concentrations:
Cell and Molecular Biology (Element 4) G
BIO 112Ecology and Evolution4
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab I (Element 4) G
CHE 112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab
CHE 361
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
Economic Reasoning and Issues (Element 5B) G
Free Electives
Choose from 4-16 hours of free electives4-16
Total Hours120

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.


Concentration Courses
AGR 225Evaluation and Selection of Livestock3
or AGR 330 Animal Products
Choose from four animal science courses of the following:11-16
Ecology and Management of Grasslands and Pastures
Topics and Laboratories in Animal Sciences
Animal Diseases
Genetics of Livestock Improvement
Reproduction and Artificial Insemination of Domestic Animals
Domestic Animal Anatomy
Livestock Behavior and Welfare
Animal Nutrient Metabolism
Supporting Course Requirements
Choose from one of the following: G
Algebra: Polynomials
and Algebra: Functions & Matrices (Element 2) G
College Algebra (Element 2) G
Trigonometry (Element 2) G
Precalculus Mathematics (Element 2) G
Applied Calculus (Element 2) G
Calculus I (Element 2) G
STA 215Introduction to Statistical Reasoning3-4
or STA 270 Applied Statistics
Choose from two of the following science electives:6-10
Genetics of Livestock Improvement
Principles of Microbiology
Cell Biology
Vertebrate Physiology
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
Biochemistry of Macromolecules
College Physics I
College Physics II
Total Hours23-33

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.