The Department of Animal Science offers an undergraduate minor in Animal Science to all interested baccalaureate students. This minor is appropriate for (but not limited to) students majoring in Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Science, Agronomy, Food Science, Nutrition Science, Poultry Science, and Zoology. Students completing a minor in Animal Science will become familiar with animal production and with its related industries.
Required Courses (6 credits)
Elective Courses (9 credits)
ANS 105** Introduction to Companion Animals (3 cr) OR ANS 110** Introduction to Equine Science (3 cr)
ANS 201 Techniques of Animal Care (2 cr)
ANS 205 Physiology of Domestic Animals (3 cr)
ANS/AEE/PB 208 Agricultural Biotechnology: Issues and Implications (3 cr)
ANS (HS) 215 Basic Agricultural Genetics (3 cr)
ANS 220 Reproduction and Lactation of Domestic Animals (3 cr)
ANS 292 Australian Animal Agriculture (3 cr)
ANS 303 Principles of Equine Evaluation (2 cr)
ANS 304 Dairy Cattle Evaluation (2 cr)
ANS 309 Livestock Evaluation (3 cr)
ANS(FS,PO) 322 Muscle Foods and Eggs (3 cr)
ANS(FS) 324 Milk and Dairy Products (2 cr)
ANS 330 Laboratory Animal Science (3 cr)
ANS 400 Companion Animal Management (3 cr)
ANS 402 Beef Cattle Management (2 cr)
ANS 403 Swine Management (3 cr)
ANS 404 Dairy Cattle Management (2 cr)
ANS 408 Small Ruminant Management (3 cr)
ANS 410 Equine Management (3 cr)
ANS 411 Management of Growing and Performance Horses (3 cr)
ANS(NTR,PO) 415 Comparative Nutrition (3 cr)
ANS(NTR,PO) 425 Feed Mill Management (3 cr)
ANS 440 Selection of Domestic Animals (3 cr)|
**Credit is allowed for either ANS 105 or ANS 110, but not both.
Admissions and Certification of Minor
Students who plan to minor in Animal Science should contact Dr. Melissa Merrill for consultation and approval. Dr. Merrill can be reached at: 919.515.3028, Melissa_Merrill@ncsu.edu or in 342 Riddick Hall.
Dr. Melissa Merrill will certify the completion of the student's minor program. Certification must be submitted no later than the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.
Dr. Melissa Merrill
342 Riddick Hall