Animal Science: Pre-Veterinary/Pre-Medical, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. 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
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
Select four hours from the following:4
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN) 1, 5
Introductory Biology (LN) 1, 5
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN) 14
CHEM 1515Chemistry II (LN) 15
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 1, 53
Additional General Education
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 Seminar 51
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Horticultural Science (LN) 5
Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems 5
Land, Life and the Environment (N) 5
Select four hours from the following:4
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
and Introduction to the Animal Sciences Lab 5
Introduction to the Animal Sciences 5
ANSI 2111Animal and Food Science Professional Development 51
ANSI 2233The Meat We Eat 53
or ANSI 2253 Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Written and Oral Communications
Select one of the following: 53
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Technical Writing 3
Written Communication
Select one of the following: 4, 53
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 5
Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 5
Elements of Persuasion (S) 5
ANSI 3423Animal Genetics 53
ANSI 3433Animal Breeding 53
ANSI 3444Animal Reproduction 54
ANSI 3543Principles of Animal Nutrition 53
ANSI 3653Applied Animal Nutrition 53
Hours Subtotal34
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ANSI 3414Form and Function of Livestock and Poultry4
MICR 2123
MICR 2132
Introduction to Microbiology
and Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN)4
PHYS 1214College Physics II (LN)4
BIOC 3653Survey of Biochemistry3
CHEM 3012Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 3013Survey of Organic Chemistry3
Related Courses
Select Alternative 1 or 2:21
Hours Subtotal46
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours120

College and Departmental requirements that may be used to meet General Education requirements.


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


If ENGL 3323 is substituted for ENGL 1213 above, hours in this block are reduced by 3.


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


Hours meeting the major common core.


Alternative 1

First 2 Semesters in the College of Veterinary Medicine (21 hours).

Alternative 2

ANSI 4863Capstone for Animal Agriculture3
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Poultry Science
Rangeland and Pasture Utilization
Horse Science
Pet and Companion Animal Management
Dairy Cattle Science
Sheep Science
Beef Cow-Calf Management
Stocker and Feedlot Cattle Management
Swine Science
Equine Enterprise Management
Beef Seedstock Management and Sales
Animal Growth and Performance
Applications of Biotechnology in Animal Science
Select 3 hours from the following courses:3
Advanced Competitive Evaluation
Advanced Meat Animal Evaluation
Applied Meat Animal Selection
Peer-Led Team Learning in Animal Science
Undergraduate Research in Animal and Food Science
Animal Industry Internship
International Experience
Select 9 hours from any ANSI, BIOL, CHEM, MICR courses or Ferguson College of Agriculture9

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 2029.