College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Entered ANSC Fall 2016 and after

ANSC has a minimum grade requirement for all major required courses. Students must be meeting minimum grade and GPA standards in order to remain in the ANSC major. 

The materials on this page are for students entering the ANSC major Fall 2016 or after. Curriculum worksheets are a list of the requirements which students need to complete in order to earn a degree in ANSC. Sample 4-year plans are one example of how a student might go about completing their degree requirements. Benchmark contracts are signed and submitted by every student upon entry into the major. 

Animal Care & Management - 0104A

This curriculum prepares you for a rewarding career in poultry and livestock production and related fields (animal nutrition, health, and allied industries). Students can tailor their academic plan to personal interests by selecting approved Management courses and Advanced Animal Science Electives that match those interests. Consult this chart to see recommended courses based on your area of interest. Please note that these courses are suggestions, and that students can select any approved courses to meet these requirements.

Equine Studies - 0104C

Equine Studies is an elective option within the Animal Science major that prepares students for graduate school, careers in the horse industry (including commercial horse farm management), and proper care and management of their own horses.

Science/Pre-Professional - 0104E

This curriculum prepares students for entry into professional schools in the health sciences (medical, dental, pharmaceutical, etc.) and top graduate research programs in the US.  You will fulfill course requirements for application to medical, dental, and graduate schools and prepare for the GRE, MCAT, and DAT exams. 

**Combined Ag-Veterinary Medicine - 1299D

Track for students seeking early vet school admission (junior year applicant). Regular pre-vet students use - 0104E. 
The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences provides a sciences/professional option which will prepare you for entry into any of the 27 veterinary schools in the United States, including the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Animal Biotechnology - 0104F

This curriculum prepares you for a professional career, as well as for work on a graduate or professional degree. It combines the basic required animal science courses with a focus on biology and technology.
**In addition to their major faculty advisor, students interested in veterinary medicine may also work with a second advisor in the admissions office of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine located on campus. The combined degree program is available to students who gain admission to veterinary school prior to completing their bachelor's degree. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources students who have completed at least ninety hours, including all college and university requirements, are awarded a bachelor of science degree upon successful completion of at least thirty semester hours in an accredited college of veterinary medicine. Early planning with your advisor is encouraged if you choose this option.
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