Animal Science: Livestock Merchandising, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. 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 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A)3
or MATH 1483 Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A)
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A)3
or STAT 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
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
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)
Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems
Land, Life and the Environment (N)
Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)
ANSI 1124Introduction to the Animal Sciences4
ANSI 2112Live Animal Evaluation2
ANSI 2233The Meat We Eat3
or ANSI 2253 Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
CHEM 1215Chemical Principles I (LN) 24
or CHEM 1314 Chemistry I (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 Subtotal23
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ANSI 3242Advanced Livestock Evaluation2
or ANSI 3222 Advanced Equine Evaluation
or ANSI 3310 Advanced Competitive Evaluation
ANSI 3423Animal Genetics3
ANSI 3433Animal Breeding3
ANSI 3443Animal Reproduction3
ANSI 3543Principles of Animal Nutrition3
ANSI 3623Livestock Behavior and Environmental Interactions3
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
or FIN 2123 Personal Finance
SC 2183Introduction to Strategic Communications3
or MC 1143 Media in a Diverse Society (DS)
AGEC 3713Agricultural Law3
or LSB 3213 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
Related Courses
Select 19 hours, minimum of 8 upper division hours required19
ANSI, AGCM, ACCT, FIN, SC, AGEC, MGMT, MC, SPM, EEE, MKTG, FDSC, MMJ
Hours Subtotal57
Electives
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours120

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 2026.