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  • Animal Sciences

    Potential careers for animal sciences majors include livestock production (beef cattle, dairy cattle and horses), livestock processing and utilization (meat, milk, performance and recreation), allied service industries (feed, health care, genetics, equipment, supplies, marketing, promotion, finance and education) and preparation for graduate or veterinary medical school.

    About This Major

    • College: Agricultural and Life Sciences
    • Degree: Bachelor of Science
    • Hours for Degree: 120
    • Specializations: Animal Biology, Equine, Food Animal
    • Minor: No
    • Combined-Degree Program:Yes
    • Website: www.animal.ufl.edu

    Overview

    By choosing appropriate electives, students can earn a minor or a dual major in agribusiness management, extension education or agricultural operations management while completing the degree requirements for the equine or food animal specialization.

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Animal Biology
    Equine
    Food Animal

    Animal Biology

    This specialization is for students who wish to pursue professional or graduate programs. Students who plan to apply to the UF College of Veterinary Medicine in the equine, food animal or mixed-practice tracks are encouraged to select electives from the animal sciences programs.

    Critical Tracking

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-4
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses for semesters 1-4
    • Complete 1 of 5 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs: BSC 2010/2010L,
      BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2045/2045L, CHM 2046/2046L, MAC 2311

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs

    Semester 4

    • Complete¬†2 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. Students are required to complete HUM 2305 The Good Life (GE-H) in semester 1 or 2.

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) 4
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Elective 3
    Humanities (GE-H) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 13
    Semester 2 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking
    3
    CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) 4
    ENC 1102 Argument and Persuasion (GE-C) 3
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economics, Food and You (3) or
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (4) or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4) (GE-S)
    3-4
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences (WR) or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing
    3
    BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
    Elective 3
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Total 16-17
    Semester 4 Credits
    BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
    MAC 2311 Calculus 1 (GE-M) 4
    Electives 7
    Total 15
    Semester 5 Credits
    ANS 3006C Introduction to Animal Science 4
    ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition 4
    CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 3
    Electives 4
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    ANS 3319C Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology of Domestic Animals 4
    CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry 2 (3) and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory (2) 5
    Approved elective 3
    Elective 3
    Total 15
    Semester 7 Credits
    ANS 3043 Growth and Development of Farm Animals 3
    BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry or
    BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M) 3
    Approved elective 3
    Elective 3
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    MCB 3020 and 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms (3) and Basic Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory (1) 4
    Approved elective 2
    Electives 8
    Total 14

    Approved Electives
    Students must take a minimum of 8 credit hours of ANS courses in addition to the ANS courses specified above, as well as 4 credit hours each of lecture and laboratory courses from the lists below:

    Lecture (4 credits minimum): ANS 2002, ANS 3251, ANS 3383L, ANS 3384, ANS 3404C,
    ANS 3405, ANS 3934, ANS 4615

    Laboratory (4 credits minimum): ANS 3206, ANS 3217C, ANS 3239L, ANS 3250L,
    ANS 3613L, ANS 3634C, ANS 4231, ANS 4604C, ANS 4635C

    Consider taking additional pre-vet requirements

    AGR 3303 Genetics (3) or
    PCB 3063 Genetics (4) (GE-B)
    3-4
    PHY 2053 and 2053L Physics 1 (4) and Physics 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) 5
    PHY 2054 and 2054L Physics 2 (4) and Physics 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) 5
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    Equine

    Career preparation can be strengthened through electives.

    Critical Tracking

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-4
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses for semesters 1-4
    • Complete 2 of 6 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs: BSC 2010/2010L,
      BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2045/2045L, MAC 1147, STA 2023, and AEB 2014 or
      ECO 2013 or ECO 2023

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking course, including labs

    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. Students are required to complete HUM 2305 The Good Life (GE-H) in semester 1 or 2.

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) 4
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (GE-M) 4
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Total 14
    Semester 2 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking
    3
    BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
    ENC 1102 Argument and Persuasion (GE-C) 3
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economics, Food and You (3) or
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (4) or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4) (GE-S)
    3-4
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences (WR) or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing
    3
    BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
    Electives 5
    Total 15-16
    Semester 4 Credits
    MCB 2000 and 2000L Microbiology (3) and Microbiology Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics (GE-M) 3
    Electives 5
    Humanities (GE-H) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 5 Credits
    AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management 3
    ANS 3006C Introduction to Animal Science 4
    ANS 3217C Equine Health Management 2
    ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition 4
    ANS 3934 Careers in the Livestock Industry 2
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    AGR 4231C Forage Science and Range Management 4
    ANS 3079L Relationship of Form to Function in Horses 2
    ANS 3319C Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology in Domestic Animals 4
    ANS 3384 Genetic Improvement of Farm Animals 3
    Approved food and resource economics course 3
    Total 16
    Summer Credits
    ANS 4941 Full-Time Practical Work Experience in Animal Science 2-8
    Total 2-8
    Semester 7 Credits
    ANS 3043 Growth and Development of Farm Animals 3
    ANS 3405 Equine Nutrition and Feeding Management 2
    Approved equine practicum elective 2
    Approved food and resource economics course 3
    Electives 4
    Total 14
    Semester 8 Credits
    ANS 4234 Horse Enterprise Management 2
    ANS 4931 Senior Seminar 1
    Approved equine practicum elective 1
    Electives 9
    Total 13

    Approved Equine Practicum Electives
    Choose a minimum of two courses totaling at least three credit hours: ANS 3239L,
    ANS 4212L, ANS 4218L, ANS 4231, ANS 4241L

    Approved Food and Resource Economics Courses
    Choose two: AEB 3144, AEB 3300, AEB 3315, AEB 3341, AEB 4085, AEB 4141,
    AEB 4242, AEB 4309, AEB 4314, AEB 4342, AEB 4343, AEB 4424

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    Food Animal

    Through proper selection of electives, students may emphasize beef, dairy or meat science. Career preparation can be strengthened through electives.

    Critical Tracking

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-4
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses for semesters 1-4
    • Complete 2 of 6 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs: BSC 2010/2010L,
      BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2045/2045L, MAC 1147, STA 2023, and AEB 2014 or
      ECO 2013 or ECO 2023

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking course, including labs

    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. Students are required to complete HUM 2305 The Good Life (GE-H) in semester 1 or 2.

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) 4
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (GE-M) 4
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Total 14
    Semester 2 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking
    3
    BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
    ENC 1102 Argument and Persuasion (GE-C) 3
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economics, Food and You (3) or
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (4) or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4) (GE-S)
    3-4
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences (WR) or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing
    3
    BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
    Electives 5
    Total 15-16
    Semester 4 Credits
    MCB 2000 and 2000L Microbiology (3) and Microbiology Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M) 3
    Electives 5
    Humanities (GE-H) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 5 Credits
    AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management 3
    ANS 3006C Introduction to Animal Science 4
    ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition 4
    ANS 3634C Meats 3
    ANS 3934 Careers in the Livestock Industry 2
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    AGR 4231C Forage Science and Range Management 4
    ANS 3319C Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology in Domestic Animals 4
    ANS 3383L Application of Genetic Evaluation to the Livestock Industry 1
    ANS 3384 Genetic Improvement of Farm Animals 3
    ANS 3404C Food Animal Nutrition and Feeding 3
    ANS 3613L Livestock and Meat Evaluation 2
    Total 17
    Summer Credits
    ANS 4941 Full-Time Practical Work Experience in Animal Science 2-8
    Total 2-8
    Semester 7 Credits
    ANS 3043 Growth and Development of Farm Animals 3
    Approved electives 6
    Approved food and resource economics course 3
    Total 12
    Semester 8 Credits
    ANS 4931 Senior Seminar 1
    Approved electives 6
    Approved food and resource economics course 3
    Elective 3
    Total 13

    Approved Electives
    Choose 12 credits: ANS 3246, ANS 3250L, ANS 3251, ANS 4243C, ANS 4245C,
    ANS 4604C, ANS 4615, ANS 4635C, ANS 4905, ANS 4992, ANS 5312C, FOS 4204,
    FOS 4222, FOS 4222L, FOS 4722C

    Approved Food and Resource Economics Courses
    Choose two: AEB 3144, AEB 3300, AEB 3315, AEB 3341, AEB 4085, AEB 4141,
    AEB 4242, AEB 4309, AEB 4314, AEB 4342, AEB 4343, AEB 4424

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majors: animal-sciences