Animal Science: Business, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A) 13
or MATH 1483 Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A)
Select one of the following:3
Trigonometry (A) 1
Elementary Statistics (A) 1
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A) 1
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN) 14
Any course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
PLNT 1213Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems3
Basic Animal Science Course
ANSI 1124Introduction to the Animal Sciences4
College Requirements
CHEM 1215General Chemistry (LN) 24
or CHEM 1314 General Chemistry (LN)
Written and Oral Communications
AGCM 3103Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 33
or ENGL 3323 Technical Writing
Select one of the following: 43
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Elements of Persuasion (S)
Hours Subtotal18
Major Requirements
Core Courses
Select 5 hours of the following:5
Live Animal Evaluation
The Meat We Eat
Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Fundamentals of Food Science
ANSI 3423Animal Genetics3
ANSI 3433Animal Breeding3
ANSI 3443Animal Reproduction3
ANSI 3543Principles of Animal Nutrition3
ANSI 3653Applied Animal Nutrition3
ANSI 4863Capstone for Animal Agriculture3
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Poultry Science
Horse Science
Dairy Cattle Science
Sheep Science
Beef Cow-Calf Management
Stocker and Feedlot Cattle Management
Swine Science
Equine Enterprise Management
Beef Seedstock Management and Sales
Additional Core Courses
ACCT 2103Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2203Managerial Accounting3
AGEC 3423Farm and Agribusiness Management3
AGEC 3713Agricultural Law3
or LSB 3213 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
Select 12 upper division hours of AGEC, ECON, FIN, MKTG, MGMT12
Students pursuing a minor should consult their adviser when choosing classes in this section
Related Courses
Selected 9 hours from any upper division courses from CASNR, SSB, MMJ or SC9
Recommended courses:
Agricultural Animals of the World (I) (or any course designated (I))
Animal and Food Science Experience
Meat Science
Livestock Behavior Handling
Rangeland and Pasture Utilization
Animal Growth and Performance
Animal Industry Internship
Introduction to Microeconomics (S)
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Personal Finance
Law of Commercial Transactions and Debtor-Creditor Relationships
Forage and Grazinglands Resource Management
Fundamentals of Management (S)
Marketing (S)
Ecology of Natural Resources
Principles of Rangeland Management
Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)
Hours Subtotal62
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours120

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet GE requirements.


If used for (N) requirement, hours in this block are reduced by CHEM course hours and related courses increased


If ENGL 3323 Technical Writing is substituted for ENGL 1213 Composition II above; hours in this block are reduced by 3


If used as (S) course above, hours in this block reduced by 3.

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.