Michael L. Looper
Head of the Department
B114 Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences Building
479-575-4351
http://animal-science.uark.edu/

The animal science major offers three areas of concentration designed to provide the scientific and technical education to prepare students for positions of leadership and responsibility. Students gain valuable experience pertaining to the production of beef and dairy cattle, swine, horses, sheep, and companion animals. In addition, extensive study is offered in the specialized areas of animal health, breeding and genetics, meat science, nutrition, and physiology.

Students majoring in animal science are prepared for a variety of careers. Pre-veterinary, pre-medical, and pre-professional course requirements may be fulfilled while meeting degree requirements. Specific career opportunities include positions and services related to the production, merchandising, processing and distribution of meat, milk, and related products. Additional opportunities include field persons, farm and herd managers, and other agribusiness-related positions. With additional academic training, animal science majors may become extension livestock specialists, nutritionists, geneticists, and physiologists.

The General Animal Science Concentration is a science-based degree program designed for students desiring a broader general background in animal science and offers students the greatest degree of flexibility in adapting their degree program to a wide variety of career paths.  It offers a larger list of elective classes and opportunity to minor in other disciplines.

The Pre-Professional/Science Concentration is designed primarily for students who intend to compete for admission to professional schools, advanced post-graduate degree programs, or other career paths that require a strong background and understanding of basic and applied sciences.

The Equine Concentration is designed for students who desire a sound science-based background in Animal Science, but desire a  more intense study of equine management and equine science.

Students should consult an animal science adviser for specific course selections in the elective areas. With appropriate advising, students have an opportunity to complete at least one minor within the 120-hour degree program.

Requirements for a Major in Animal Science (ANSC) with Animal Science concentration

State minimum core and discipline specific general education requirements:

(Course work that meets state minimum core requirements is in bold.)

University Requirements0-1
University Perspectives (Sp, Su, Fa)
Communications6-12
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Communication Intensive Elective 6 hours (See adviser for approved list.)
History or Government3
History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Mathematics3
College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Sciences16
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Select one of the following
Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab) (Fa)
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Select one of the following
Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Organic Chemistry I (Su, Fa)
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Su, Fa)
Fine Arts and Humanities6
Select one Fine Arts and one Humanities course from state minimum core approved list
Social Sciences9
Select three Social Sciences courses from state minimum core approved list
ANSC Requirements24
Introductory to Animal Sciences Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Introductory Animal Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Companion Animal Industry (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to the Livestock Industry (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Livestock and Meat Evaluation (Sp)
Career Preparation and Development (Fa)
Animal Breeding and Genetics (Sp)
Principles of Animal Nutrition (Sp)
Fundamentals of Reproductive Physiology (Fa)
Advanced Animal Handling Techniques (Sp, Fa)
Select at least six hours from the following
Cow-Calf Management (Fa)
Swine Production (Even years, Fa)
Sheep Production (Odd years, Sp)
Horse Production (Sp)
Milk Production (Sp)
Companion Animal Management (Fa)
Stocker-Feedlot Cattle Management (Sp)
Animal Science Electives13
Select 13 hours from the following:
Applied Animal Parasitology (Even years, Sp, Fa)
Parasitisms of Domesticated Non-Herbivores (Odd years, Sp, Fa)
Animal Physiology I (Fa)
Animal Physiology II (Sp)
Principles of Genetics (Fa)
Applied Animal Nutrition (Fa)
and Applied Animal Nutrition Laboratory (Fa)
Diseases of Livestock (Sp)
Meat Science (Fa)
Comparative Veterinary Anatomy (Sp)
Discipline-Related Electives16
Select 16 hours from the following
Introduction to Equine Industry (Sp)
Behavior of Domestic Animals (Fa)
Introduction to Horsemanship (Sp, Fa)
Equine Selection and Evaluation (Sp)
Livestock Judging and Selection (Fa)
Livestock Junior Judging Team Activity (Sp)
Artificial Insemination in Cattle (Sp)
Horse and Livestock Merchandising (Fa)
Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa)
Internship in Animal Sciences (Sp, Su, Fa)
Advanced Equine Selection and Evaluation (Fa)
Special Topics in Animal Sciences (Irregular)
Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture (Odd years, Sp)
Thoroughbred Horse Industry (Odd years, Sp)
Livestock Senior Judging Team Activity (Fa)
Honors Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Agricultural Microeconomics (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Agricultural Macroeconomics (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Agribusiness (Sp, Su, Fa)
Agricultural and Human Environmental Sciences Applications of Microcomputers (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Zoology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1054 Lab) (Su, Fa)
Principles of Zoology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1054 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
Cell Biology Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Cell Biology (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Plant Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Pest Management (Sp)
University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Analytical Chemistry Lecture (Sp, Fa)
Food Safety and Sanitation (Sp, Fa)
Plane Trigonometry (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1203) (Sp, Su, Fa) (or higher)
College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab) (Su, Fa)
College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab) (Su)
College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture) (Sp, Su)
Poultry Breeder Management (Sp)
The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Accounting Principles (Sp, Su, Fa)
Or any upper division course in AGEC, AGED, AGME, AGST, BIOL, CHEM, CSES, FDSC, POSC, or WCOB.
General Electives 17-24
Total Hours120

Animal Science B.S.A. with Animal Science Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the degree plan should see the Eight Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
UNIV 1001 University Perspectives (Sp, Su, Fa)1  
ANSC 1001L Introductory to Animal Sciences Laboratory (Sp, Fa)1  
ANSC 1032 Introductory Animal Sciences (Sp, Fa)2  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4  
ANSC 1041 Introduction to Companion Animal Industry (Sp, Fa)
or ANSC 1051 Introduction to the Livestock Industry (Sp, Fa)
1  
Social Sciences University Core Elective  3
ANSC 2252L Introduction to Livestock and Meat Evaluation (Sp)  2
General Elective  3
Fine Arts/Humanities University Core Elective   3
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (Unless Exempt)  3
Discipline-related Elective as AFLS Broadening Elective   3
Year Total: 15 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ANSC 2781 Career Preparation and Development (Fa)1  
ANSC 3433 Fundamentals of Reproductive Physiology (Fa)3  
Select one of the following:4  
CHEM 1073 Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1071L Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab) (Fa)
or CHEM 1123/1121L University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
   
Fine Arts/Humanities University Core Elective 3  
History University Core Elective3  
ANSC 3133 Animal Breeding and Genetics (Sp)  3
Discipline-related Elective as AFLS Broadening Elective   3
Communication Intensive elective from approved list   3
General Elective  3
Select one of the following:  3-4
CHEM 2613 Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& CHEM 2611L Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
   
Social Science University Core Elective
Year Total: 14 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
ANSC 4142 Advanced Animal Handling Techniques (Sp, Fa)2  
Communication Intensive Elective from an approved course list.3  
BIOL 2013 General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 2011L General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4  
Select one of the following:3-4  
Social Science University Core Elective
CHEM 3603 Organic Chemistry I (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 3601L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Su, Fa)
   
Animal Science Electives5  
ANSC 3143 Principles of Animal Nutrition (Sp)  3
Animal Science Electives  5
Social Science University Core Elective  3
Discipline-related Elective as AFLS Broadening Elective  3
General Elective  3
Year Total: 18 17
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Animal Science Elective3  
ANSC Production/Management Elective2-4  
General Electives8  
ANSC Production/Management Elective  2-4
Discipline-related Electives  7
General Electives  0-6
Year Total: 15 9
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for a Major in Animal Science (ANSC) with Pre-Professional Science concentration

State minimum core and discipline specific general education requirements:

(Course work that meets state minimum core requirements is in bold.)

University Requirements0-1
University Perspectives (Sp, Su, Fa)
Communications6-12
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Communication Intensive Elective 3 hours (See adviser for approved list.)
History or Government3
History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Mathematics3
Plane Trigonometry (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Sciences8
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Fine Arts and Humanities6
Select one Fine Arts and one Humanities course from state minimum core approved list
Social Sciences9
Select three Social Sciences courses from state minimum core approved list
ANSC Core Requirements22
Introductory to Animal Sciences Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Introductory Animal Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Companion Animal Industry (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to the Livestock Industry (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Livestock and Meat Evaluation (Sp)
Career Preparation and Development (Fa)
Principles of Genetics (Fa)
Principles of Animal Nutrition (Sp)
Fundamentals of Reproductive Physiology (Fa)
Advanced Animal Handling Techniques (Sp, Fa)
Select at least four hours from the following
Cow-Calf Management (Fa)
Swine Production (Even years, Fa)
Sheep Production (Odd years, Sp)
Horse Production (Sp)
Milk Production (Sp)
Companion Animal Management (Fa)
Stocker-Feedlot Cattle Management (Sp)
Animal Science Electives6
Select 6 hours from the following:
Applied Animal Parasitology (Even years, Sp, Fa)
Parasitisms of Domesticated Non-Herbivores (Odd years, Sp, Fa)
Animal Breeding and Genetics (Sp)
Applied Animal Nutrition (Fa)
and Applied Animal Nutrition Laboratory (Fa)
Diseases of Livestock (Sp)
Meat Science (Fa)
Comparative Veterinary Anatomy (Sp)
Pre-Professional / Science Concentration35
Animal Physiology I (Fa)
Animal Physiology II (Sp)
Principles of Zoology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1054 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and Principles of Zoology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1054 Lab) (Su, Fa)
General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Organic Chemistry I (Su, Fa)
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Su, Fa)
Organic Chemistry II (Sp, Su)
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (Sp, Su)
Elements of Biochemistry (Sp, Su, Fa)
College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab) (Su, Fa)
College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture) (Sp, Su)
and College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab) (Su)
Discipline-Related Electives10
Select 10 hours from the following:
Suggested:
Cell Biology (Sp, Fa)
Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Fa)
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Biostatistics (Sp)
Other discipline related electives:
Introduction to Equine Industry (Sp)
Behavior of Domestic Animals (Fa)
Introduction to Horsemanship (Sp, Fa)
Equine Selection and Evaluation (Sp)
Livestock Judging and Selection (Fa)
Livestock Junior Judging Team Activity (Sp)
Artificial Insemination in Cattle (Sp)
Horse and Livestock Merchandising (Fa)
Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa)
Internship in Animal Sciences (Sp, Su, Fa)
Advanced Equine Selection and Evaluation (Fa)
Special Topics in Animal Sciences (Irregular)
Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture (Odd years, Sp)
Thoroughbred Horse Industry (Odd years, Sp)
Livestock Senior Judging Team Activity (Fa)
Honors Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Agricultural Microeconomics (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Agricultural Macroeconomics (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Agribusiness (Sp, Su, Fa)
Agricultural and Human Environmental Sciences Applications of Microcomputers (Sp, Su, Fa)
Cell Biology Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Plant Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Pest Management (Sp)
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Analytical Chemistry Lecture (Sp, Fa)
Food Safety and Sanitation (Sp, Fa)
Poultry Breeder Management (Sp)
Accounting Principles (Sp, Su, Fa)
The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Or any upper division course in AGEC, AGED, AGME, AGST, BIOL, CHEM, CSES, FDSC, POSC, or WCOB.
General Electives 5-12
Total Hours120

Animal Science B.S.A. with Pre-Professional Science Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the degree plan should see the Eight Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
UNIV 1001 University Perspectives (Sp, Su, Fa)1  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
ANSC 1032 Introductory Animal Sciences (Sp, Fa)2  
ANSC 1001L Introductory to Animal Sciences Laboratory (Sp, Fa)1  
General Elective (unless MATH 1203 is needed as a prerequisite for MATH 1213)3  
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4  
ANSC 1041 Introduction to Companion Animal Industry (Sp, Fa)
or ANSC 1051 Introduction to the Livestock Industry (Sp, Fa)
1  
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  4
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Social Sciences Core Elective  3
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  4
ANSC 2252L Introduction to Livestock and Meat Evaluation (Sp)  2
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Communication Intensive Elective3  
ANSC 2781 Career Preparation and Development (Fa)1  
CHEM 3603 Organic Chemistry I (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 3601L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Su, Fa)
4  
BIOL 1603 Principles of Zoology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1054 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& BIOL 1601L Principles of Zoology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1054 Lab) (Su, Fa)
4  
MATH 1213 Plane Trigonometry (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1203) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
ANSC 3143 Principles of Animal Nutrition (Sp)  3
CHEM 3613 Organic Chemistry II (Sp, Su)
& CHEM 3611L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (Sp, Su)
  4
BIOL 2013 General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 2011L General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  4
Fine Arts/Humanities Core Elective  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Year Total: 15 17
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
ANSC 3032 Animal Physiology I (Fa)2  
CHEM 3813 Elements of Biochemistry (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
ANSC Electives or ANSC Production2  
ANSC 3123 Principles of Genetics (Fa)3  
Discipline-related Elective (MATH 2554 suggested)4  
ANSC 3042 Animal Physiology II (Sp)  2
ANSC Electives or ANSC Production  2
Social Science Core Elective   3
Discipline-related Elective (STAT 2303 & BIOL 2533 suggested)  6
Year Total: 14 13
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ANSC 3433 Fundamentals of Reproductive Physiology (Fa)3  
ANSC 4142 Advanced Animal Handling Techniques (Sp, Fa)2  
PHYS 2013 College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& PHYS 2011L College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab) (Su, Fa)
4  
Social Sciences Core Elective3  
Fine Arts/Humanities Core Elective3  
ANSC Electives or ANSC Production  6
PHYS 2033 College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture) (Sp, Su)
& PHYS 2031L College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab) (Su)
  4
History/Government Core Elective  3
General Electives  2
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for a Major in Animal Science (ANSC) with Equine concentration

State minimum core and discipline specific general education requirements:

(Course work that meets state minimum core requirements is in bold.)

University Requirements0-1
Communications6-12
University Perspectives (Sp, Su, Fa)
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Communication Intensive Elective 6 hours (See adviser for approved list.)
History or Government3
History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Mathematics3
College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Sciences16
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Select one of the following
Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab) (Fa)
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Select one of the following
Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Organic Chemistry I (Su, Fa)
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Su, Fa)
Fine Arts and Humanities6
Select one Fine Arts and one Humanities course from state minimum core approved list
Social Sciences9
Select three Social Sciences courses from state minimum core approved list
ANSC Requirements22
Introductory to Animal Sciences Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Introductory Animal Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Companion Animal Industry (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to the Livestock Industry (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Livestock and Meat Evaluation (Sp)
Career Preparation and Development (Fa)
Animal Breeding and Genetics (Sp)
Principles of Animal Nutrition (Sp)
Fundamentals of Reproductive Physiology (Fa)
Advanced Animal Handling Techniques (Sp, Fa)
Select four hours from the following:
Cow-Calf Management (Fa)
Swine Production (Even years, Fa)
Sheep Production (Odd years, Sp)
Milk Production (Sp)
Companion Animal Management (Fa)
Stocker-Feedlot Cattle Management (Sp)
Animal Science Electives13
Select 13 hours from the following:
Applied Animal Parasitology (Even years, Sp, Fa)
Parasitisms of Domesticated Non-Herbivores (Odd years, Sp, Fa)
Animal Physiology I (Fa)
Animal Physiology II (Sp)
Principles of Genetics (Fa)
Applied Animal Nutrition (Fa)
and Applied Animal Nutrition Laboratory (Fa)
Diseases of Livestock (Sp)
Meat Science (Fa)
Comparative Veterinary Anatomy (Sp)
Equine Concentration14
Introduction to Equine Industry (Sp)
Equine Selection and Evaluation (Sp)
Horse and Livestock Merchandising (Fa)
Thoroughbred Horse Industry (Odd years, Sp)
Horse Production (Sp)
Discipline-Related Electives13
Select 13 hours from the following
Behavior of Domestic Animals (Fa)
Introduction to Horsemanship (Sp, Fa)
Livestock Judging and Selection (Fa)
Livestock Junior Judging Team Activity (Sp)
Artificial Insemination in Cattle (Sp)
Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa)
Internship in Animal Sciences (Sp, Su, Fa)
Advanced Equine Selection and Evaluation (Fa)
Special Topics in Animal Sciences (Irregular)
Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture (Odd years, Sp)
Livestock Senior Judging Team Activity (Fa)
Honors Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Agricultural Microeconomics (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Agricultural Macroeconomics (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Agribusiness (Sp, Su, Fa)
Agricultural and Human Environmental Sciences Applications of Microcomputers (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Zoology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1054 Lab) (Su, Fa)
Principles of Zoology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1054 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
Cell Biology Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Cell Biology (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Plant Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Pest Management (Sp)
University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Analytical Chemistry Lecture (Sp, Fa)
Food Safety and Sanitation (Sp, Fa)
Plane Trigonometry (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1203) (Sp, Su, Fa) ( or higher)
College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab) (Su, Fa)
College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab) (Su)
College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture) (Sp, Su)
Poultry Breeder Management (Sp)
Accounting Principles (Sp, Su, Fa)
The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Or any upper division course in AGEC, AGED, AGME, AGST, BIOL, CHEM, CSES, FDSC, POSC, or WCOB.
General Electives 8-15
Total Hours120

Animal Science B.S.A. with Equine Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the degree plan should see the Eight Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
UNIV 1001 University Perspectives (Sp, Su, Fa)1  
ANSC 1001L Introductory to Animal Sciences Laboratory (Sp, Fa)1  
ANSC 1032 Introductory Animal Sciences (Sp, Fa)2  
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4  
ANSC 1041 Introduction to Companion Animal Industry (Sp, Fa)
or ANSC 1051 Introduction to the Livestock Industry (Sp, Fa)
1  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa) (OR higher level math)3  
ANSC 2003 Introduction to Equine Industry (Sp)  3
ANSC 2252L Introduction to Livestock and Meat Evaluation (Sp)  2
Discipline-related Elective (AFLS Broadening Elective)  3
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Social Sciences Core Elective  3
Fine Arts/Humanities Core Elective  3
Year Total: 15 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 1073 Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1071L Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab) (Fa)
4  
Fine Arts/Humanities Core Elective3  
ANSC 3723 Horse and Livestock Merchandising (Fa)3  
ANSC 3433 Fundamentals of Reproductive Physiology (Fa)3  
ANSC 2781 Career Preparation and Development (Fa)1  
ANSC 3072 Equine Selection and Evaluation (Sp)  2
ANSC 3133 Animal Breeding and Genetics (Sp)  3
Communication Intensive Elective  3
Discipline-related Elective (AFLS Broadening Elective)  3
Select one of the following:  3-4
CHEM 2613 Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& CHEM 2611L Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
   
(Or students may select a 3 hour Social Science Core Elective if completing CHEM 3603/3601L in fall of third year.)
Year Total: 14 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
ANSC 4142 Advanced Animal Handling Techniques (Sp, Fa)2  
Animal Science Electives5  
Select one of the following:3-4  
Social Science Core Elective
(Or students may select CHEM 3603 & CHEM 3601L Organic Chemistry I and Lab if completing a Social Science Core in spring of second year.)
BIOL 2013 General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 2011L General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4  
ANSC 4173 Thoroughbred Horse Industry (Odd years, Sp)
or ANSC 4283 Horse Production (Sp)
  3
Animal Science Electives  5
ANSC 3143 Principles of Animal Nutrition (Sp)  3
Social Science Core Elective  3
Discipline-related Elective (AFLS Broadening Electives)   3
Year Total: 14 17
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Animal Science Elective3  
ANSC production/management2  
General Elective3  
Communication Intensive Elective3  
History Core Elective 3  
ANSC 4283 Horse Production (Sp)
or ANSC 4173 Thoroughbred Horse Industry (Odd years, Sp)
  3
ANSC production/management  2
Discipline-related Electives  4
General Electives  5
Year Total: 14 14
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Minor in Equine Science (EQSC-M)

A minor in Equine Science prepares students for jobs in the equine industry.  A student planning to minor in Equine Science should meet with an Animal Science adviser for more information. The Equine Science minor is only available to students outside of the ANSC major.

The minor consists of 19 hours to include the following:

Core Requirements13
Introductory Animal Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Animal Physiology I (Fa)
Animal Breeding and Genetics (Sp)
Fundamentals of Reproductive Physiology (Fa)
Principles of Animal Nutrition (Sp)
Horse Production (Sp)
Core Equine Electives:6
Introduction to Horsemanship (Sp, Fa)
Equine Selection and Evaluation (Sp)
Horse and Livestock Merchandising (Fa)
Internship in Animal Sciences (Sp, Su, Fa)
Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture (Odd years, Sp)
Thoroughbred Horse Industry (Odd years, Sp)
Total Hours19

Minor in Animal Science (ANSC-M)

A minor in Animal Science prepares students for jobs in the animal industries. A student planning to minor in animal science must consult with an Animal Science adviser. The minor consists of 20 hours to include the following:

ANSC 1001LIntroductory to Animal Sciences Laboratory (Sp, Fa)1
ANSC 1032Introductory Animal Sciences (Sp, Fa)2
ANSC 1041Introduction to Companion Animal Industry (Sp, Fa)1
or ANSC 1051 Introduction to the Livestock Industry (Sp, Fa)
ANSC 2252LIntroduction to Livestock and Meat Evaluation (Sp)2
ANSC 3133Animal Breeding and Genetics (Sp)3
ANSC 3143Principles of Animal Nutrition (Sp)3
ANSC 3433Fundamentals of Reproductive Physiology (Fa)3
Select two of the following:5
Cow-Calf Management (Fa)
Swine Production (Even years, Fa)
Sheep Production (Odd years, Sp)
Horse Production (Sp)
Milk Production (Sp)
Stocker-Feedlot Cattle Management (Sp)
Total Hours20

Courses

ANSC 1001L. Introductory to Animal Sciences Laboratory (Sp, Fa). 1 Hour.

Study of facilities used in production, processing, and management in animal agriculture. Identification, selection evaluation and testing of livestock, meat, and milk. Laboratory 3 hours per week.

ANSC 1032. Introductory Animal Sciences (Sp, Fa). 2 Hours.

Students will be introduced to biological sciences associated with modern systems of care and management of livestock. Foundation sciences include topics in genetics, growth and development, physiology, nutrition, animal health, and animal behavior. Fall and spring semester.

ANSC 1032H. Honors Introductory Animal Sciences (Sp, Fa). 2 Hours.

Students will be introduced to biological sciences associated with modern systems of care and management of livestock. Foundation sciences include topics in genetics, growth and development, physiology, nutrition, animal health, and animal behavior. Fall and spring semester.

ANSC 1041. Introduction to Companion Animal Industry (Sp, Fa). 1 Hour.

The importance of companion animals and their allied industries will be discussed. Application of scientific principles to the care and management of companion animals, specifically dogs, cats and horses, will be emphasized. Course will meet first eight weeks of the fall and spring semesters.

ANSC 1051. Introduction to the Livestock Industry (Sp, Fa). 1 Hour.

The importance of livestock and their allied industries will be discussed. Application of scientific principles to the care and management of livestock, specifically beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and goats will be emphasized. Meets second eight weeks for fall and spring.

ANSC 1062. Sustainable Integrated Small Animal Farming (Sp). 2 Hours.

Practical information on small scale animal production, including practical strategies for farm planning, issues of economic and environmental sustainability, best management practices, biosecurity, disease prevention, and farm safety will be presented.

This course is cross-listed with POSC 1062.

ANSC 1123. The Animals in our Lives (Su). 3 Hours.

Address the controversies and focus on animal welfare, environmental issues and sustainability.

This course is cross-listed with POSC 1123.

ANSC 2003. Introduction to Equine Industry (Sp). 3 Hours.

Examination of careers and business opportunities in the equine industry. Students will gain the opportunity to identify high quality horses through evaluation of conformation and locomotion. Students will also gain skill at oral presentation and be knowledgeable of costs and responsibilities associated with horse ownership.

ANSC 2213. Behavior of Domestic Animals (Fa). 3 Hours.

Behavior associated with domestication. Effects of selective breeding, physical and social environments, and developmental stage on social organization, aggressive behavior, sexual behavior, productivity, and training of domestic animals.

ANSC 2252L. Introduction to Livestock and Meat Evaluation (Sp). 2 Hours.

Develop an understanding between live animal evaluation and carcass composition. Comparative judging including meat evaluation, classification and selection of beef cattle, sheep and swine.

ANSC 2303. Introduction to Horsemanship (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A study of modern horsemanship training techniques involving the psychology and ethology (reason for the behavior) of equine social behavior and how it pertains to learning patterns; application of fundamental behavioral concepts in training of horses, and modification of desirable and undesirable behavioral patterns. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

ANSC 2781. Career Preparation and Development (Fa). 1 Hour.

The importance of preparing for a career in the animal sciences and industries will be covered.

ANSC 3003. Applied Animal Parasitology (Even years, Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

The economically important parasites of domestic animals with emphasis on their host relationships and management considerations. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours per week. Corequisite: Lab component.

ANSC 3013. Parasitisms of Domesticated Non-Herbivores (Odd years, Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Course will provide applied instruction and appreciation for the parasitisms of our domesticated swine, chickens, turkeys, dogs and cats.

ANSC 3032. Animal Physiology I (Fa). 2 Hours.

Fundamental aspects of neural/muscle/bone tissues and the cardiovascular system. The normal structure and functions of these systems will be emphasized. Lecture 2 hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 1543 and (CHEM 1123 or CHEM 1073).

This course is cross-listed with POSC 3032.

ANSC 3032H. Honors Animal Physiology I (Fa). 2 Hours.

Fundamental aspects of neural/muscle/bone tissues and the cardiovascular system. The normal structure and functions of these systems will be emphasized. Lecture 2 hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 1543 and (CHEM 1123 or CHEM 1073).

This course is cross-listed with ANSC 3032, POSC 3032.

ANSC 3042. Animal Physiology II (Sp). 2 Hours.

Fundamental aspects of renal, respiratory, digestive, and endocrine physiology will be covered. The normal structure and function of these systems will be emphasized. Lecture 2 hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 1543 and CHEM 1123 or CHEM 1073.

This course is cross-listed with POSC 3042.

ANSC 3072. Equine Selection and Evaluation (Sp). 2 Hours.

Students will learn criteria for evaluation and selection of breeding and show animals and will gain expertise in the evaluation of breed types and show ring characteristics. Includes field trips to various breed operations. Students in this class will be well prepared to participate in equine judging team activities. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

ANSC 3123. Principles of Genetics (Fa). 3 Hours.

Fundamentals of heredity, with special emphasis on the improvement of farm animals. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 1543 and MATH 1203 or higher.

This course is cross-listed with POSC 3123.

ANSC 3133. Animal Breeding and Genetics (Sp). 3 Hours.

Application of the principles of genetics to the breeding of farm animals. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: MATH 1203.

ANSC 3143. Principles of Animal Nutrition (Sp). 3 Hours.

Scientific approach to animal nutrition involving the mechanisms through which feed nutrients are utilized by farm animals. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ANSC 1032.

ANSC 3151L. Applied Animal Nutrition Laboratory (Fa). 1 Hour.

Practical approach to animal nutrition; use of various methods of feedstuff evaluation and ration balancing for domestic animals. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Corequisite: ANSC 3152. Prerequisite: ANSC 3143 and MATH 1203.

ANSC 3152. Applied Animal Nutrition (Fa). 2 Hours.

Practical approach to animal nutrition; physical and chemical composition of feedstuffs, feed processing and preparation, nutrient interactions, and application of nutritional principles to feeding domestic animals. Lecture 2 hours per week. Corequisite: ANSC 3151L. Prerequisite: ANSC 3143 and MATH 1203.

ANSC 3282. Livestock Judging and Selection (Fa). 2 Hours.

Comparative judging, including grading, classification, and selection of beef cattle, swine, sheep and horses. Oral and written discussion. Laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite: ANSC 1032 or ANSC 2252L.

ANSC 3291. Livestock Junior Judging Team Activity (Sp). 1 Hour.

Training for membership on judging teams, through participation.

ANSC 3333. Diseases of Livestock (Sp). 3 Hours.

Introductory study of the diseases of farm animals with emphasis on fundamental principles of disease, body defense mechanisms, hygiene, and sanitation. Prerequisite: BIOL 1543.

ANSC 3433. Fundamentals of Reproductive Physiology (Fa). 3 Hours.

Principles of mammalian reproductive physiology with emphasis on farm animals. Lecture 3 hours per week. Pre- or Corequisite: ((CHEM 1073 and CHEM 1071L) or (CHEM 1123 and CHEM 1121L) or (CHEM 2613 and CHEM 2611L) or (CHEM 3603 and CHEM 3601L) ) and ANSC 2252L and ANSC 2781 and BIOL 2013 and BIOL 2011L. Prerequisite: BIOL 1543.

ANSC 3491L. Artificial Insemination in Cattle (Sp). 1 Hour.

Experience with artificial insemination technique in cattle including estrus detection, semen storage and handling, insemination equipment maintenance and technique. Laboratory 4 hours per week. The course is offered the second 8 weeks of the spring semester. Prerequisite: ANSC 3433 or instructor consent.

ANSC 3513. Current Approaches in Agricultural Laboratory Research (Even years, Sp). 3 Hours.

A laboratory course to introduce students to current laboratory research techniques used in agricultural and life sciences. Hands-on laboratory exercises will emphasize current cellular and molecular research techniques, laboratory notebook keeping, data interpretation, and presentation of results. Prerequisite: BIOL 1543.

ANSC 3613. Meat Science (Fa). 3 Hours.

The study of meat science and muscle biology. Topics will include animal/tissue growth and development and the relationship to meat quality. Meat processing, preservation, and meat safety concerns will also be considered. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 2613 or CHEM 3603.

ANSC 3723. Horse and Livestock Merchandising (Fa). 3 Hours.

Various types of merchandising programs for specific livestock enterprises will be presented. Students will evaluate the effectiveness of merchandising programs including how to organize, advertise, and manage a purebred auction sale of livestock.

ANSC 400V. Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Special problems in the animal sciences for advanced undergraduate students. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ANSC 401V. Internship in Animal Sciences (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Supervised work experience with private or government organizations Prerequisite: Junior standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ANSC 4072. Advanced Equine Selection and Evaluation (Fa). 2 Hours.

Advanced evaluation and selection of breeding and show animals, evaluation of breed types and show characteristics. Field trips to breeding operations. Competitive Judging team members come from this course and participation in competitive events will be required. Prior equine evaluation is not necessary, but instructor consent is required. Some Saturday activities. Prerequisite: ANSC 3072 or instructor consent.

ANSC 410V. Special Topics in Animal Sciences (Irregular). 1-4 Hour.

Topics not covered in other courses or a more intensive study of specific topics in animal sciences. May be repeated for degree credit.

ANSC 410VH. Honors Special Topics in Animal Sciences (Irregular). 1-4 Hour.

Topics not covered in other courses or a more intensive study of specific topics in animal sciences. Prerequisite: Honors standing. May be repeated for degree credit.

ANSC 4123. Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

An issues-oriented course focusing on the legal issues involved in the production of poultry, swine and livestock. Emphasis will center on the laws, regulations and policy arguments involved in animal confinement, antibiotic use, humane slaughter and veterinary medicine, along with other related issues. The wide range of regulation- from local to state to federal, depending on the issue- will be studied and discussed.

This course is cross-listed with AGEC 4123, POSC 4123.

ANSC 4142. Advanced Animal Handling Techniques (Sp, Fa). 2 Hours.

This course is designed to familiarize students with handling techniques of a variety of animals, including cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, dogs, and others. Students will learn and practice handling, restraint, and common husbandry procedures with a variety of domestic species. The course will provide valuable preparation for careers in livestock management, vet medicine, animal-based research, and other fields in animal science. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent.

ANSC 4173. Thoroughbred Horse Industry (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

This course is designed to give you an overview of the Thoroughbred breed and industry. Students will gain an understanding of the Thoroughbred industry, it's history, and modern practices. Students will also gain an understanding of career potential in the Thoroughbred industry. Prerequisite: Instructor consent and Junior or Senior standing.

ANSC 4252. Cow-Calf Management (Fa). 2 Hours.

Systems of cow-calf management including the practical application of the principles of breeding, feeding, and management to commercial and purebred beef cattle under Arkansas conditions. Prerequisite: AFLS BSA students with ANSC 1032 and Junior standing or higher.

ANSC 4262. Swine Production (Even years, Fa). 2 Hours.

Methods in producing purebred and commercial swine with specific emphasis on the management programs needed for profitable pork production in Arkansas. Pre- or Corequisite: AFLS BSA students with ANSC 1032 and Junior standing or higher.

ANSC 4272. Sheep Production (Odd years, Sp). 2 Hours.

Purebred and commercial sheep management emphasizing the programs of major importance in lamb and wool production in Arkansas. Prerequisite: AFLS BSA students with ANSC 1032 and Junior standing or higher.

ANSC 4283. Horse Production (Sp). 3 Hours.

Production, use and care of horses and ponies including breeding, feeding, handling, and management. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours per week. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher.

ANSC 4291. Livestock Senior Judging Team Activity (Fa). 1 Hour.

Training for membership on judging teams, through participation.

ANSC 4303. Comparative Veterinary Anatomy (Sp). 3 Hours.

Study of structures and principles of anatomy of major domestic species. The dog, horse, and cow will be used as models for anatomical structures and the application of anatomical knowledge in animal science; focus on veterinary applications. 3 hours of lecture each week. Spring semesters. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: ANSC 1032 or BIOL 1543, junior standing or instructor consent.

ANSC 4452. Milk Production (Sp). 2 Hours.

Principles of breeding, feeding, and management of dairy cattle will be studied. Prerequisite: AFLS BSA students with ANSC 1032 and Junior standing or higher.

ANSC 4482. Companion Animal Management (Fa). 2 Hours.

The study and application of principles of domestication, nutrition, reproduction, parasitology, diseases, behavior, and husbandry management to companion animals. Dogs, cats, and exotic animals will be the species of primary interest. Practical problems of care and management of these species will be solved. Prerequisite: BIOL 1543 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

ANSC 4552. Forage-Ruminant Relations (Odd years, Sp). 2 Hours.

Chemical, physical, and botanical characteristics of forage plants, the dynamics of grazing, intake, digestion, behavior, and nutrient cycling at the plant-animal interface. CSES 1203 recommended. Prerequisite: ANSC 3143.

ANSC 4652. Stocker-Feedlot Cattle Management (Sp). 2 Hours.

Production and management systems for stocker and feed-lot cattle including practical applications of forage systems, feeding, health management and economics of production of these livestock. Prerequisite: AFLS BSA students with ANSC 1032 and Junior standing or higher.

ANSC 4923. Brain & Behavior (Fa). 3 Hours.

Covers cellular through neural systems, major brain functions and comparative neuroanatomy. Topics include ion channels, membrane and action potentials, synaptic integration, neurotransmitters, major brain regions of mammals and birds, sensory systems and the autonomic nervous systems, neuroendocrine system, and control by the brain of critical functions and behavior. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: (ANSC 3032 or POSC 3032) or (ANSC 3042 or POSC 3042) or PSYC 2003 or BIOL 2213 or BIOL 2443 or BIOL 2533.

This course is cross-listed with POSC 4923.

Chelsey Ahrens, Assistant Professor
Jason Apple, Professor
Clayton Bailey, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Douglas H. Baird, Adjunct Professor
Paul Arthur Beck, Professor
Steve Breeding, Adjunct Associate Professor
Jeffrey Chewning, Adjunct Professor
Ken Coffey, Professor
M. Shane Gadberry, Associate Professor
Stacey A. Gunter, Adjunct Professor
Yan Huang, Assistant Professor
John A. Jennings, Professor
Kathleen Jogan, Instructor
Beth Kegley, Professor
Dawn A. Koltes, Adjunct Assistant Professor
James Koltes, Assistant Professor
Bryan Richard Kutz, Instructor
Michael L. Looper, Professor
Charles Maxwell, Professor
Russell A. Nugent III, Adjunct Professor
Dirk Philipp, Associate Professor
Fred W. Pohlman, Professor
Daniel S. Potter, Instructor
Jeremy G. Powell, Professor
Richard A. Roeder, Professor
Rick Rorie, Professor
Charles F. Rosenkrans Jr., Professor
Elizabeth Rebecca Rumley, Research Assistant Professor
Mark Russell, Assistant Professor
Bruce C. Shanks, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Lauren Thomas, Clinical Assistant Professor
Heidi Ward, Assistant Professor
Troy Wistuba, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Tom Yazwinski, University Professor
Jiangchao Zhao, Assistant Professor