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College of Agriculture

Animal Sciences: Products

This Department of Animal Sciences option is meant to prepare students who are interested in the live animal production of quality animal products combined with the ever-growing processing industry of safe, healthful food. Opportunities include product-development managers; meat scientists; live-animal procurement managers; and sales positions in milk, egg or meat processing industries. Many graduates become graders and inspectors at the farm or manufacturing level for milk, meat and eggs; commercial and seedstock animal production evaluators and breeders; or university or industry researchers and product developers. Graduates continuing for the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in growth and development, food science, agricultural economics or muscle biology qualify for numerous research, teaching or extension positions in industry, government, universities and colleges. You should enjoy the challenge of applying basic information to the solution of practical problems as well as the challenges of working in the consumer-driven food industries.

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) ANSC 18100 (Orientation to Animal Sciences)
(0.5) AGR 11400 (Introduction to Animal Sciences Academic Programs) (4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) (3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication) (2) Animal sciences selective
(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus) (3) Humanities selective
(3) Animal sciences selective
(17) (17)


Sophomore Year

Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(3) ANSC 22100 (Principles of Animal Nutrition) (3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry) (4) ANSC 23000 (Physiology of Domestic Animals)
(3) Economics selective (3) BCHM 30700 (Biochemistry)
(1) Mathematics or sciences selective (1) BCHM 30900 (Biochemistry Laboratory)
(3) Social science selective (3) Business management selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective (3) Humanities selective
(17) (17)


Junior Year

Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(4) BIOL 22100 (Introduction to Microbiology) (4) Animal genetics selective
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods) (3) Animal physiology selective
(3) Animal nutrition selective (3) Social science or humanities selective
(3) Animal products selective (6) Electives
(3) Elective
(16) (16)


Senior Year

Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(1) ANSC 48100 (Contemporary Issues in Animal Sciences) (3) Additional written communication selective
(3) Animal production/management selective (3) Animal sciences selective
(3) Food science selective (8) Electives
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(6) Electives
(16) (14)