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2007-2009 Courses and Programs

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Curriculum in Animal Science

Students majoring in animal science will complete the degree requirement listed below plus the courses listed under one of the specialized options. The specialized option must be selected prior to reaching sophomore standing. Students desiring to complete a minor in animal science must complete 17 credits in animal science from a list maintained in the department with 9 credits for the animal science minor completed at Iowa State.

Cr. Degree Requirements
12.5 Interpersonal and public communication skills
Engl 104, 105, 302 or 314; Sp Cm 212; Lib 160; and communi cations-intensive requirement*
7 Mathematical and Computer sciences
Stat 101 or 104 or 226; Com S 103
14 Biological sciences
Biol 211, 211L; 212, 212L; Biol 313 or Gen 320; Micro 201, 201L
18 Personal development, human relations, and global awareness
a minimum of: 3 credits in humanities; 3 cr. in social sciences; from approved lists : 3 cr. in ethics, 3 cr. in international awareness, 3 credits in U.S. multicultural awareness; and problem solving- intensive requirement;
20 Animal science
An S 110; 114, 101; 211; 214, 214L, 311; 411; 319; 331; 352;
Specialized Options
31 General Animal Science
Chem 163, 163L or Chem 177, 177L; BBMB 221 or Chem 231; Math 150; Business elective 3, An S 200 electives 9, An S 300 elective 2, one course from 415, 423, 424, 425, 426, 429 or 434; one An S 400 elective from departmental list; free electives 28.5
49 Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Additional courses required for entrance to Veterinary Medicine 26, Math 150, Business elective 3, An S 200 electives 9, An S 300 elective 2, one course from 415, 423, 424, 425, 426, 429 or 434; one An S 400 elective from departmen tal list; free electives 10.5
53 Livestock Management
Chem 163, 163L; BBMB 221; Math 150; Econ 101, Acct 284, Econ 326, 330, 331, An S 270; two courses from An S 223, 225, 226, 229, and 235; An S 345 or 360; one course from 423, 424, 425, 426, 429 or 434; AST 474, 475 and VDPAM 487; free electives 6.5
32 Animal Products
Chem 177, 177L; BBMB 221 or Chem 231; Math 150; An S 270; two courses from An S 223, 225, 226, 229, and 235; An S 360, 470; one course from 423, 425, 426, 429, 434, FS HN 405 or 410; one course from FS HN 420 or Micro 407; free electives 27.5
44 Pre-Graduate/Pre-Professional Studies
Chem 177, 177L, 178; Chem 231, 231L or Chem 331, 331L; 3 courses from departmental list; Math 160 or 165 or 180; business elective 3; An S 200 electives 9; An S 300 elective 2; one course from An S 415, 423, 424, 425, 426, 429 or 434; one course from An S 419, 451, 470, FS HN 405 or 410; free electives 15.5
50 Companion Animal Management
Chem 163, 163L or Chem 177, 177L; BBMB 221 or Chem 231; Math 150; Econ 101, 102, 235 and Acct 284; An S 224; An S 200 elec tives 6; An S 336, 424; one An S 400 elective from departmental list; remaining credits for entrepreneur ial minor 9; free electives 9.5
45 Equine Management
Chem 163, 163L or Chem 177, 177L; BBMB 221 or Chem 231; Math 150; Econ 101, 102, 235 and Acct 284; An S 216; An S 200 electives 6; An S 317, 336, 415, 417; AST 474 or 475; free electives 14.5
For a degree in Animal Science a minimum of 15 credits in animal science must be earned from courses taught in the Animal Science department at ISU.
Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Fall
R Orientation in Animal Science: An S 110
2 Working with Animals: An S 101
3 Principles of Biology: Biol 211
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Principles of Biology Lab: Biol 211L

3 First-Year Composition: Engl 104
0.5 Library Instruction: Lib 160
3 Mathematics: Math 150 or 160
3 Elective
Cr. Spring
2 Survey of the Animal Industry:An S 114
4 General Chemistry: Chem 177 or 163
1 General Chemistry Lab: Chem 177L or 163L
3 First-Year Composition—Engl 105
3 Introduction to Statistics—Stat 104
3 Humanities elective

Preveterinary Studies

Preparation for admission to veterinary medicine may be accomplished through the animal science curriculum.