There are two paths one can take to get a degree in Animal Sciences. The Pre-Vet Med / Science Option is designed for students who are pursuing a degree with the intent to move on toward vet school or other graduate-level coursework. The Animal Management Option is geared more toward students wanting to graduate with a bachelor's degree and move into industry-level positions. However, students may still apply for graduate school with the Animal Management Option (just not vet school). Neither degree is necessarily "better" than the other, and they do share many similarities. Please discuss both options with your advisor to select which may be right for you.

Options: 
  • Pre-Vet Med / Science Option
  • Animal Management Option
Learning Outcomes: 

Student Learning Outcome 1: Students will be able to recall, integrate and apply essential core information about the Key Components of Animal Production.  As part of the Animal Science curriculum, students are required to focus part of their attention on the production systems of two different species, which include all of our traditional commodities and companion animals. While the production of each species require different methods, this outcome will address understanding of production methods in general terms because each student completes a different series of production classes. 

Student Learning Outcome 2: Students will be able to recall, integrate and apply essential core information about the key components of Animal Reproduction.  Reproduction is a basic part of Animal Science.  Production of traditional animal species requires knowledge, background and understanding in the both the academic and applied functions of the reproduction process.  

Student Learning Outcome 3: Students will be able to recall, integrate and apply essential core information about the key components of Animal Nutrition.  Nutrition is a basic part of Animal Science.  The Nutrition of traditional animal species is well understood requires knowledge, background and understanding in the both the chemistry and biochemistry as well as the practicality of formulation animal diets.  

Student Learning Outcome 4: Students will be able to recall, integrate and apply essential core information about the key components of Animal Genetics and Breeding.  Genetics is a basic part of Animal Science.  Understanding the basics of genetics and the consequences of breeding are an important part of the overall production of traditional animal species and requires knowledge, background and understanding in the both the molecular and applied functions of the genetics and breeding.

Student Learning Outcome 5: Students will be able to recall, integrate and apply essential core information about the ethical and behavioral components of Animal production.  In recent years the world view of animals has changed dramatically.  Understanding the behavior of traditional animal species and the ethical implications of production methods of these species is critical as students move into industry.

Learn more: 

For more information, contact Jim Hermes or Dodi Reesman, advisers for Animal Science.

Degree: 
Animal Sciences
Level: 
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Department: 
Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences
Class Location: 
Corvallis Campus