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:

  1. Describe the methods for caring for and managing animals (depth of knowledge).
  2. Demonstrate competency in the application of the principles of animal management (skills).
  3. 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.