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Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science offers five minor programs open to students majoring in other disciplines who wish to complement their study programs with a minor in Animal Science. Some courses have required prerequisites not included as part of the minor, and students should plan accordingly.

Requirements: 

20-21 units

Animal Science — Animal Biology (20 units)

    Complete the following courses (15-17 units)

    • ANS 015 Introductory Horse Husbandry (3 units)
      • or ANS 042 Introductory Companion Animal Biology (4 units)
      • or ANS 041 Domestic Animal Production (2 units)
        • and ANS 041L Domestic Animal Production Laboratory (2 units)
      • or ANS 041 Domestic Animal Production (2 units)
        • and ANS 021 Livestock and Dairy Cattle Judging (2 units)
    • ANS 103 Animal Welfare (4 units)
      • or ANS 104 Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior (4 units)
    • ANS 123 Animal Growth and Development (4 units)
    • ANS 124 Lactation (4 units)
      • or NPB 121 Physiology of Reproduction (4 units)
        • and NPB 121L Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (1 unit)

    Choose additional units to complete the 20 unit total

    • NPB 121 Physiology of Reproduction (4 units)
    • NPB 121L Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (1 unit)
    • NUT 115 Animal Nutrition (4 units)
    • NUT 122 Ruminant Nutrition and Digestive Physiology (4 units)
    • NUT 123 Comparative Animal Nutrition (3 units)
    • NUT 123L Comparative Animal Nutrition Laboratory (1 units)

    Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.

    Animal Science — Animal Genetics (20 units)

    Complete the following courses (19 units)

    • ANS 015 Introductory Horse Husbandry (3 units)
    • ANS 042 Introductory Companion Animal Biology (4 units)
      • or ANS 041 Domestic Animal Production (2 units)
        • and ANS 041L Domestic Animal Production Laboratory (2 units)
      • or ANS 041 Domestic Animal Production (2 units)
        • and ANS 021 Livestock and Dairy Cattle Judging (2 units)
    • ANG 107 Genetics and Animal Breeding (5 units)
    • ANG 111 Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques (4 units)

    Choose additional units to complete the 20 unit total

    • AVS 103 Avian Development and Genomics (3 units)
    • NPB 121 Physiology of Reproduction (4 units)
    • NPB 121L Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (1 unit)
    • NUT 115 Animal Nutrition (4 units)
    • NUT 122 Ruminant Nutrition and Digestive Physiology (4 units)
    • NUT 123 Comparative Animal Nutrition (3 units)
    • NUT 123L Comparative Animal Nutrition Laboratory (1 units)

    Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.

    Animal Science — Aquaculture (20 units)

    Complete the following three courses (12 units)

    • ANS 018 Introductory Aquaculture (4 units)
    • ANS 118 Fish Production (4 units)
    • ANS 119 Invertebrate Aquaculture (4 units)

    Choose additional units to complete the 20 unit total

    • ABT 161 Water Quality Management for Aquaculture (3 units)
    • NUT 124 Nutrition and Feeding of Finfishes (3 units)
    • WFC 121 Physiology of Fishes (4 units)

    Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.

    Animal Science — Dairy/Livestock (20 units)

    Complete the following courses (8 units)

    • ANS 041 Domestic Animal Production (2 units)
      • and ANS 041L Domestic Animal Production Laboratory (2 units)
        • or ANS 021 Livestock and Dairy Cattle Judging (2 units)
    • ANS 104 Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior 4

    Choose one or two courses (4-9 units)

    • ANS 143 Pig and Poultry Care and Management (4 units)
    • ANS 144 Beef Cattle and Sheep Production (4 units)
    • ANS 146 Dairy Cattle Production (5 units)

    Choose additional units to complete the 20 unit total

    • NPB 121 Physiology of Reproduction (4 units)
    • NPB 121L Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (1 unit)
    • NUT 115 Animal Nutrition (4 units)
    • NUT 122 Ruminant Nutrition and Digestive Physiology (4 units)
    • NUT 123 Comparative Animal Nutrition (3 units)
    • NUT 123L Comparative Animal Nutrition Laboratory (1 unit)

    Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.

    Animal Science — Equine (20 units)

    Complete the following courses (18 units)

    • ANS 015 Introductory Horse Husbandry (3 units)
    • ANS 103 Animal Welfare (4 units)
      • or ANS 104 Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior (4 units)
    • ANS 115 Advanced Horse Production (4 units)
    • ANS 141 Equine Enterprise Management (4 units)
    • ANS 125 Equine Exercise Physiology (3 units)
      • or ANS 126 Equine Nutrition (3 units)

    Choose additional units to complete the 21 unit total

    • NPB 121 Physiology of Reproduction (4 units)
    • NPB 121L Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (1 unit)
    • NUT 115 Animal Nutrition (4 units)
    • NUT 122 Ruminant Nutrition and Digestive Physiology (4 units)
    • NUT 123 Comparative Animal Nutrition (3 units)
    • NUT 123L Comparative Animal Nutrition Laboratory (1 unit)

    Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.

    Total = 20-21 units

    Minor Advisor

    E.J. DePeters
    ejdepeters@ucdavis.edu
    (530) 754-7915