Animal Science

animal science

WHAT IS ANIMAL SCIENCE?

This major is part of the BEP Exploration Group

Animal Science Major Website

Animal Science Minor

Dairy Management Minor

Equine Business Management Minor

Food Science Minor

Therapeutic Horsemanship Education Minor

UConn Animal Science students work with animals and learn the basic sciences of genetics, physiology, nutrition, health and behavior. Animal Scientists work with domestic animals and their products of meat, milk, eggs and fiber, as well as the companion animals, such as horses, cats and dogs. Graduates are prepared for national certification as Professional Animal Scientists. This major provides six areas of interest leading to the B.S. degree:

  • Pre-Vet/Pre-Professional
  • Biotechnology
  • Business/Service
  • Equine Science
  • Food Science
  • Production Management

HOW TO DECLARE:

Complete and submit a "School, Major and/or Advisor Change" form. Form and instructions can be found here. 

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

Major Requirements Overview

 

HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:

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ANSC 1001 - Introduction to Animal Science (Major Requirement) 

ANSC 1676 - Introduction to Companion Animals

ANSC 1645 (also offered as NUSC 1645) - The Science of Food (Gen Ed: CA 3)

ANSC 2251 - Horse Science (Potential Major Requirement)

 

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

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