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Animal and Poultry Science Concentration

The Animal and Poultry Science Concentration is designed to provide students with the basic concepts of animal and poultry science, the fundamentals of modern production systems, and the applied management techniques used in today's animal and poultry industries. Two major program options leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in General Agriculture are offered.

Option 1 is a career-oriented program designed to provide students with a thorough knowledge of poultry and animal production combined with a working knowledge of economics and agri-business. Students successfully completing this program will receive a B.S. degree in General Agriculture and will be prepared for advancement in a career in poultry and animal production.

Option 2 is a pre-professional program which includes the prerequisite courses required to apply to the various veterinary colleges or to poultry and/or animal science graduate programs in the areas of nutrition, physiology, diseases, and genetics.

Students may apply to veterinary schools in the USA and abroad. It is the responsibility of the student to determine the admission requirements of any veterinary schools of interest prior to application.

Degree Requirements - Option 1

Degree Requirements - Option 2  

Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Sciences Course Descriptions


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