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College of Agriculture

Animal Sciences: Animal Agribusiness

This Department of Animal Sciences option is best suited for those interested in the business aspects of the animal industry and gaining knowledge in accounting, sales and marketing, and business management. Graduates are in high demand in sales and service areas of animal health products; feed, production, equipment firms; sales companies; and animal representatives for banks and lending organizations, insurance companies, marketing, advertising, and public relations agencies. You may be well suited for animal agribusiness if you enjoy meeting people, have good oral communication skills and have a proficiency in writing. Experience with the raising and managing of animals is essential since you will be expected to interact and relate to managers, veterinarians, businessmen and owners of animal enterprises. An interest in economics, marketing and business management is important.

Credit Hours Required: 130 (See Core Graduation Requirements for Additional Information.)

Freshman Year

First Semester
Second Semester
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University) (1) AGEC 20200 (Spreadsheet Use in Agricultural Business)
(0.5) AGR 11400 (Introduction to Animal Sciences Academic Programs) (1) ANSC 18100 (Orientation to Animal Sciences)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) (4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus) (3) Economics selective
(3) Animal sciences selective (3) Humanities selective
(18) (18)


Sophomore Year

Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(3) AGEC 20300 (Introductory Microeconomics for Food and Agribusiness) (3) AGEC 33000 (Management Methods for Agricultural Business)
(3) AGEC 31100 (Accounting for Farm Business Planning) or MGMT 20000 (Introductory Accounting) (3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(3) ANSC 22100 (Principles of Animal Nutrition) (4) ANSC 23000 (Physiology of Domestic Animals)
(3) Chemistry or physics selective (3) Additional written communication selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective (1) Animal sciences selective
(3) Social science selective
(15) (17)


Junior Year

Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods) (3) Agricultural economics, economics or management selective
(3) Agricultural economics, economics or management selective (4) Animal genetics selective
(3) Animal nutrition selective (3) Animal physiology selective
(3) Animal products selective (3) Social science or humanities selective
(3) Humanities selective (2) Mathematics or sciences selective
(15) (15)


Senior Year

Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(1) ANSC 48100 (Contemporary Issues in Animal Sciences) (3) Agricultural economics, economics or management selective
(3) Agricultural economics, economics or management selective (2) Animal sciences selective
(3) Animal production/management selective (10) Electives
(2) Animal sciences selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(5) Electives
(17) (15)