Department of Animal Sciences

Dr. David A. Snyder, Head

Agriculture Building, Room 116

(254) 968-9222

Professors: Cadle, Snyder

Associate Professor: Henneke

Assistant Professor: Harp, Hines, Lambert

Instructor: Brown, Doty

      The Department of Animal Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science degree in four different degree programs: Animal Science, Animal Production, Animal Industries, and Wildlife Management. In addition, the Department of Animal Sciences offers a Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program. The particular emphasis within each option provides appropriate training according to the career interests of individual students. All students complete a similar core curriculum, required by State and University regulations.

      Historically, Tarleton has been known for its practical, hands-on approach to agricultural instruction. To allow for as much student exposure to real-life experiences as possible in an academic program, farm and ranch operations involving almost 2,000 acres of land and eight major teaching centers are utilized as agricultural laboratories. In addition to the animal facilities, several classrooms, indoor laboratories, two indoor-teaching pavilions, and an indoor equine arena are utilized in providing students with valuable "how-to-do" experiences.

I.      Animal Science

        This degree program provides a strong foundation in the scientific aspects (the "whys" and "hows") of animal production, nutrition, reproduction, anatomy, and physiology. Supporting course work in chemistry, biology, and math provides students with background necessary to an understanding of the complex physiological and biological phenomena that explain why and how animals function and perform.

II.     Animal Production

        This degree program stresses the practical "how-to" aspects of commercial livestock production with somewhat less emphasis on the "whys" and "hows" of animal physiology and biochemistry. Animal Production is especially designed for students who expect and desire a career in the commercial production, marketing and/or promotion phases of a livestock industry.

III.    Animal Industries

        The Animal Industries degree program offers students the combination of a strong foundation in animal science courses and basic business courses needed by graduates entering commercial and business enterprises related to animal agriculture.

IV.    Wildlife Management

        The objective of the wildlife management degree is to prepare students to work in the expanding field of wildlife management. The curriculum has the proper content of wildlife management, range management and biology to allow the student to become a certified wildlife biologist through Texas Parks and Wildlife and/or The Wildlife Society.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program

        Students desiring to pursue a veterinary medicine career can complete, at Tarleton, all necessary prerequisites for application to the professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at Texas A&M University. Acceptance into the DVM program is quite competitive, and pre-vet students are encouraged to work closely with their academic advisor in planning their individual programs of study.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ANIMAL SCIENCE

  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum                                                                             

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

47
   
Courses Required for BS in Animal Science  
ANSC 1011 or AGRI 1011, A EC 10531
4
AGRN 1053 or BIOL 3064 
3-4
CHEM 1054,1 1084, 2014
12
BIOL 1204,1 1214, 2034
12
ENGL 2303 
3
From MATH 1204, 3003, 3504  
3-4
AGRN 3094 or GEN 3094 or BIOL 3034  
4
Advanced AGRN, R&RM, A EC, AS&D, ENTO, or BIOL 
3
Advanced BIOL or CHEM 
3
Advised electives
6

From ANSC 1093, 1203, 2013, 2023, 2033, 2073, 2103, ANSC 2133, 2153, 2253, D S 2023, WLDM 2013, 2213, ENTO 2013 or 3013 

9
ANSC 1073, 3084, 3094, 3214, 4003, 4851 
19
Advanced ANSC, D S, or WLDM electives 
12

1 May satisfy core curriculum requirements.

2 See p. 262 for ANSC course descriptions.


THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION

  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum                                                                             

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

47
   
Courses Required for BS in Animal Production  
ANSC 1011 or AGRI 1011, AGRN 1053, A EC 10532 
7
CHEM 1054,1 1084
8
BIOL 1204,1 2034  
8
ENGL 2303 
3
CIS elective 
3
Advised electives
6
AGRN 3094 or GEN 3094 or BIOL 3034 
4
Advanced AGRN, R&RM, or AS&D  
3
Advanced A EC, MGMT, MKTG, G B 
3
ANSC 1073   
3

From ANSC 1093, 1203, 2013, 2023, 2033, 2073, 2103, 2133, ANSC 2153, 2253, D S 2023, 2052, WLDM 2013, 2213, ENTO 2013 or 3013  

9
ANSC 3084, 3094, 3214, 4003, 4851
16
Advanced ANSC, D S, or WLDM electives      
18

1 May satisfy core curriculum requirements.

2 See p. 262 for ANSC course descriptions.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ANIMAL INDUSTRIES

  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum                                                                             

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

47
   
Courses Required for BS in Animal Industries  
ANSC 1011 or AGRI 1011, AGRN 1053 or ACC 2043, A EC 10531
7
CHEM 1054,1 1084  
8
BIOL 1204,1 2034
8
ENGL 2303, CIS elective
6
ECO 2013,1 2023, ACC 2033
9
AGRN 3094 or GEN 3094 or BIOL 3034
4
Advanced AGRN, R&RM, or AS&D 
3

Advanced A EC, ECO, MKTG, G B, FIN, ACC, MGMT, ADMS, CIS, or COMS  

15
ANSC 10732, 3084, 3094, 3214, 4003, 4851  
19

From ANSC 1093, 1203, 2013, 2023, 2033, 2073, 2103, 2133, 2153,2253, D S 2023, WLDM 2013, 2213, ENTO 2013 or 3013 

9
Advanced ANSC. D S, or WLDM electives  
9


THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

 

  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum                                                                             

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

47
   
Courses Required for BS in Wildlife Management  
ANSC 1011 or AGRI 1011, A EC 1053,1 GEOG 1103,1
7
AGRN 1053 or E S 2203, 3014, ENTO 2013 or 3013 
10
CHEM 1054,1 1084, 2014 
12
BIOL 1204,1 1214, and 2034 or 3064
12
MATH 10731 and approved math elective
6
ENGL 2303, CIS 1033
6
ANSC 1073, 3084, 30942
11
WLDM 2213, 3103, 48513
7
From AGRN 3094, GEN 3094, BIOL 3034   
4
From R&RM 3013, 3003, 3023, 4163, BIOL 3154, 3364
6-8
From WLDM 2013, 4253, BIOL 3044, 4903
6-7
From WLDM 3753, 3853,3 or advised POLS
6
From R&RM 3153, BIOL 4014, 4423
3-4
From MATH 3003, 3504
3-4
Advanced ANSC, WLDM, R&RM, or BIOL  
6

1 May satisfy core curriculum requirements.

2 See p. 262 for ANSC course descriptions.

3 See p. 392 for WLDM course descriptions.

 

PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM

Suggestions for Application for Admission to College of Veterinary Medicine Texas A&M University1

A. Typical Curriculum

ANSC 1011, ENTO 2013 
4
BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 4743 
15
CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014  
12
ENGL 1113, 1123, 2303; 2023 or 2203  
12
MATH 1073, 1093, 1204 or 3504 
9-10
HIST 2013, 2023    
6
CIS 1033 or 1043  
3
AGRN 3094 or GEN 3094 or BIOL 3034 
4
ANSC 1073, 3094, 4063  
10
PHYS 1044, 1054
8
POLS 2013, 2023
6
COMS 3013 
3

B. Accelerated Curriculum2

ANSC 1011
1
AGRN 3094 or GEN 3094 or BIOL 3034 
4
ANSC 1073; 3094 or 4063     
6-7
BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034; BIOL or CHEM 4743  
15
CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014
12
ENGL 1113, 1123; 2033 or 2203
9
MATH 1073, 1093; 1204 or 3504  
9-10
ENGL 2303; COMS 3013  
6
PHYS 1044, 1054  
8

1 Requirements subject to change pending decisions of TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine. If a fourth year of study leading to a baccalaureate degree is pursued prior to entry into veterinary college, additional Tarleton general education requirements must be completed.

2 Recommended for gifted students with exceptionally strong high school background. Meets minimum recommendations for application to the professional veterinary medical program. All courses can also be applied towards a BS degree in Animal Science or other chosen related field; however, additional lower-level courses are required to meet Tarleton and/or State of Texas baccalaureate requirements.

      For additional detailed information on application and other requirements, refer to the current issue of "Applicant Information," available from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4461; phone (800) 874-9591.