Animal Production

Program Overview

The Animal Production option will allow students to select a species or production industry that interests them most. This option is for students that want to specialize in breeding, feeding, care, and welfare of animals. Animal production, nutrition, and management classes combined with business and/or applied economics courses provide a solid basis for a career in industry-level positions that pertain to animal management and production.

Scope of Base Animal Science Program

  • Baccalaureate core: 48 credits plus a Writing Intensive Course (WIC) of at least 3 credits
  • Animal Science Core: 34 credits
  • Animal Industry: 6 credits
  • Animal Production: 6 credits
  • Advanced Animal Behavior, BioHealth, Management & Judging: 6
  • General science, math & statistics: 34 credits
  • Agribusiness: 4

Animal Production Coursework

Animal Industry. Pick one of the following courses:

ANS 215 Beef/Dairy Industries (3)
ANS 216 Small Ruminant/Swine Industries (3)
ANS 217 Poultry Industries (3)
ANS 231 Livestock Evaluation (3)
ANS 251 Principles of Animal Food Technology (3)

Animal Learning. Pick two of the following courses:

ANS 341 Animal Behavior and Cognition (3)
ANS 435 Applied Animal Behavior (3)
ANS 441 Topics in Animal Learning (3)
RNG 442 Rangeland-Animal Relations (4)

Diet/Nutrition Source. Pick one of the following courses:

CROP/HORT 300 Crop Production in Pacific Northwest Agrosystems (4)
CROP 310 Forage Production (4)
RNG 341 Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)

Animal Production. Pick one of the following courses:
ANS 433 Poultry Meat Production Systems (3)
ANS 434 Egg Production Systems (3)
ANS 436 Sheep Production Systems (3)
ANS 439 Dairy Production Systems (4)
ANS 445 Beef Production Systems (4)
ANS 460 Swine Production Systems (4) 

Business. Pick one of the following courses:

BA 260 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
Any AEC course that is applicable to production animal systems (3-4)

Electives (6-8 credits):

Any upper division ANS credit not taken above related to production animals
Or any FST classes (FST 212/213 for dairy interest)
Or RNG 442 Rangeland-Animal Relations (4)
Or RNG 470 Pastoral Systems of the World (4)
Or RNG 490 Rangeland Management Planning (4)