Animal Science: Pre-Veterinary Animal Science, 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) 13
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
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN) 14
CHEM 1515Chemistry II (LN) 15
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
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 2111Animal and Food Science Professional Development1
ANSI 2233The Meat We Eat3
or ANSI 2253 Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Written and Oral Communications
AGCM 3103Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 23
or ENGL 3323 Technical Writing
Select one of the following:3
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Elements of Persuasion (S)
Hours Subtotal18
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ANSI 3423Animal Genetics3
ANSI 3543Principles of Animal Nutrition3
ANSI 3903Agricultural Animals of the World (I)3
Select Option 1 or 2:9
Additional Core Courses
MICR 2123
MICR 2132
Introduction to Microbiology
and Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN)4
PHYS 1214College Physics II (LN)4
Select one of the following:4
Animal Biology
Form and Function of Livestock and Poultry
Select 5 hours of upper division organic chemistry5
BIOC 3653Survey of Biochemistry3
Related Courses
Select Alternative 1 or 2:19
Hours Subtotal62
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours120


Option 1

9 hours:9
Animal Reproduction
Livestock Behavior and Environmental Interactions
Applied Animal Nutrition

Option 2

Select 9 hours of the following:9
Quality Control
Food Microbiology
Meat Science
Food Chemistry I
Processing Dairy Foods
Analysis of Food Products


Alternative 1

First 2 semesters in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Alternative 2

ANSI 3433Animal Breeding3
ANSI 4863Capstone for Animal Agriculture3
Select 3 hours of the following:3
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
Upper division FDSC courses
Select 10 hours of the following (minimum of 9 upper division hours required):10
Select any upper division course in AG, AGEC, ANSI, BIOL, CHEM, ENTO, FDSC, MICR, NREM, PLNT, SOIL

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.