Iowa State University

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2007-2009 Courses and Programs

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Curriculum in Dairy Science

Students majoring in Dairy Science will complete the courses below for a professional degree or may complete the specialized option in Pre-Veterinary medicine..

Cr. Degree Requirements
9.5 Interpersonal and public communication skills
Engl 150, 250; Sp Cm 212 or AgEds 311; Lib 160; and communications intensive requirement
9-13 Mathematical and business sciences
TSM 115 or Com S 103 or proficiency exam; Econ 101; Math 150; Stat (3 cr.)
8 Physical sciences
Chem 177, 177L; BBMB 221 or Chem 231 or 331
10-11 Biological sciences
Biol 211, 211L; Biol 313 or Gen 320; Micro 201 and 201L or FS HN 273; and environmental- intensive requirement
15 Personal development, human relations, and global awareness
3 cr. in humanities; 3 cr. in social sciences; from approved lists: 3 cr. in ethics, 3 cr. in international awareness, 3 cr. in U.S. multicultural awareness; and problem solving-intensive requirement
34 Professional dairy science
An S 101, 110, 114, 211, 214, 214L, 235, 311, 319, 331, 337, 352, 411, 434; FSHN 101 or An S 270; minimum of two courses from list maintained in department; a mini-mum of 15 credits in this category must be earned from courses taught in the ISU Animal Science department.
37.5-42.5 Free electives
Specialized Option
22 Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Additonal courses required for entrance to Veterinary Medicine 22; free electives 15.5-20.5
128 Total Credits
Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Fall
R Orientation in Dairy Science: An S 110
2 Survey or the Animal Industry: An S 114
2 Working with Animals: An S 101
3 Principles of Biology: Biol 211
1 1 Principles of Biology Lab: Biol 211L
3 Critical Thinking and Communication: Engl 150
0.5 Library Instruction: Lib 160
3 Mathematics: Math 150
3 Elective
Cr. Spring
3 TSM 115
4 General Chemistry: Chem 177
1 General Chemistry Lab: Chem 177L
3 First-Year Composition—Engl 250
3 Introduction to Statistics—Stat 104
3 Elective

Preveterinary Studies

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