Animal Science Expected Undergraduate Student Outcomes
In this major, you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain or pursue a professional position or graduate/professional training in the fields of Animal and Veterinary Science. By the time of graduation you will be able to:
- Describe the methods for caring for and managing animals (depth of knowledge).
- Demonstrate competency in the application of the principles of animal management (skills).
- Design and evaluate strategies to address real world problems in fields of animal science (problem solving).
For a map of the curriculum, please see: AVS Curriculum Map 2016
These outcomes are described in more detail below.
Major areas in which you will acquire depth of knowledge include:
- Animal management (nutrition, reproduction, health, behavior, housing)
- Animal husbandry & veterinary practices and tools.
- Characteristics of species/breeds of domestic animals.
- Principles of animal anatomy & physiology.
- Principles of genetics and breeding selection.
- Principles of animal behavior.
- Laws and regulations governing animal care and use.
- Animal biotechnology.
You will also have the opportunity to gain further knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
- Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture.
- Animal endocrinology.
- Animal nutrition.
- Animal pathobiology.
- Animal reproductive biology.
- Laboratory animal science.
- Sustainable Food Systems.